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Top 5 Things You Can do with Bluetooth and Your Roland Piano

Modern Roland digital pianos are packed full of features that, even 5 years ago, we couldn't have imagined would be possible. Roland's SuperNATURAL piano modeling technology has expanded the expressive capabilities of these instruments to make them respond as organically as an acoustic piano.  However, with onboard Bluetooth technology ( LX-17 , LX-7 , HP-605 , HP-603 , HP601,  FP-30 , FP-60, and FP-90 ), the performance, creative, and learning potential of these... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Friday, May 25, 2018

After the Recital: How to Keep Your Child Interested in Playing Piano

After lots of practice and hard work, your child has enjoyed the excitement of a recital. Friends and family members congratulated them, they were in the spotlight, and they did great! Now, the real challenge begins. How can you keep your child interested and engaged in piano over summer break? With so many distractions, vacations, and other commitments going on, it is easy to let piano practice fall to the side.  Here are our top 5 ways to keep your child excited about... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Thursday, April 5, 2018

Should You Buy a Vintage Piano?

Should I Buy an Old Piano? There's a nostalgia with old pianos for many people. We love the idea that we're buying a piece of history. Plus, the cabinets of these pianos are often very ornate and inspire us to dream of our own home filled with trendy Pinterest pictures just waiting to be taken. But should you buy an old piano for someone who wants to learn to play the piano? The truth is, pianos don't last forever. 100 years ago (or more!), there were over 1000... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Monday, April 2, 2018

Video: How to Prepare Your String Instrument for Winter

Every year, hundreds of instruments endure the cold, dry temperatures. And many of them don't make it through, bearing terrible cracks and open seams.  Word of the day is hygroscopic! This fancy words means that wood absorbs and attracts moisture – like our violins, our violas, and our cellos. When the weather is warm, the wood is absorbing all of that water so it is swelling. In the wintertime, when it is dry, it's drying up and it is shrinkinking, which... Read More
Posted by Maigan Smith at Thursday, February 8, 2018

How Much Does a Baby Grand Piano Cost?

Here at Amro Music, one of the questions we hear most often is, "How much does a baby grand cost?"  Most music stores don't post prices for new pianos on their sites for a couple reasons: The manufacturer may place restrictions on the retailer for what they're allowed to post visibly. Price is not the ultimate measure of a piano's quality, whether you're looking at a new or a used piano. Some people don't realize that some pianos can cost what a... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Friday, February 2, 2018

Are All Baby Grands the Same?

Before You Buy... Baby grand pianos are beautiful pieces of furniture. Most people only ever buy one piano in their lifetime, so it's important to do your research and really understand the differences. Your individual preferences and musical needs are ultimately, the most important questions to answer. However, once you've identified the goal for your piano, knowing the truth about various models can help you make accurate comparisons between different brands. Most people don't... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Friday, June 23, 2017