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Ben Walker

13/05/2021

The BRITs 2021: A Great Night For Diversity, Inclusivity And Celebration Of Humanity

Anyone who watched the BRITs this Tuesday knows the story already, but for those who didn’t catch the event, or want a brief overview of the key highlights, we’ve collated our thoughts into a short article to digest the main themes of the evening so you’re up to date! Without further ado, let’s jump into why 2021 might possibly be one of the most iconic BRIT awards of all time! Firstly, let’s tackle the obvious elephant in the room, this is one of the first larger live events with a... Read More

11/05/2021

How To Clean A Piano

It’s always a good idea to keep your piano clean, not only does a clean piano look better and help inject a great sense of pride into your instrument, but it’ll help top up that enthusiasm to keep playing – Who wants to play on a dusty old piano over a shiny one after all? Today we’re looking at some of our top cleaning tips from our piano technicians, some of the dos, don’ts and quick easy tips that you can do in order to keep your instrument in tip... Read More

04/05/2021

How To Improve Your Posture When Playing Clarinet

When you’re just beginning a new instrument, one of the most common habits that many slip into is poor posture, when learning it’s easy to be so focused on hitting the right notes or mastering the tune that you often neglect the rest of your body. We often get a number of young learners and parents visit us asking for adaptations to their instrument with various heads, add-ons or accessories to make playing more comfortable, but we have found that 9 times out of 10, a little posture correction is... Read More

29/04/2021

The Top Jazz Pianists of All Time

It’s no secret that we love jazz…and more importantly, we love the piano! That’s why today, in connection with International Jazz Day, we’re breaking down our list for some of our absolute favourite jazz pianists of all time. Before we kick off this list, to get you into the swinging jazz spirit, here’s a recent jazz piano performance that recently took place in our Cambridge showroom with jazz aficionado Robin Phillips! Now we’re in the spirit, let that sweet jazz piano play! Oscar Peterson First up we have the incredible... Read More

16/04/2021

Our Pocket Guide To Cambridge!

Being a local independent business, we’re all about helping our fellow retailers, cafes and restaurants out! We often get asked ‘where’s good?’ and luckily, Cambridge is full of some of the most bespoke and artisan food establishments in the country, so we thought we’d list just some of our favourites here. If you’re looking for great food to compliment your day out in Cambridge, look no further, we’re sure there’ll be something for you – Don’t forget to tell them that Millers Music sent you! You can’t go wrong with... Read More

16/04/2021

Music Matters: The Cross Eyed Pianist

In today’s instalment of Millers Music matters, we’re speaking to advanced amateur pianist and writer/blogger Frances Wilson, otherwise known online as ‘The Cross Eyed Pianist’. Frances has a wealth of both teaching knowledge and sheer passion for the piano. We wanted to get to know Frances’ story, why she loves the piano so much and to tell us a little more about the incredible community associated with this beautiful instrument. “Online I’m known as the cross eyed pianist and I’ve been blogging under that title for around 10 and a... Read More

14/04/2021

St George’s Day – Best Of English Piano Musicianship

We love celebrating music! With so many incredible musicians coming out of the UK, we think it’s important to spend some time reflecting on the best, biggest and freshest names in each country’s history. Today, in connection with St George’s Day, we’re taking a slightly different approach and focusing specifically on some of the incredible pianists throughout English history. From household names to some which you might not have heard of before, this list will be sure to cover some of the boldest and most fascinating names in English piano... Read More

07/04/2021

The Total Beginners Guide To Violin

When first stepping into the world of violins, it can be a little daunting or overwhelming. With so many brands, types and terms to remember, it can seem impossible to know which instrument is going to be perfect to begin either your own or your child’s musical journey. Today we’re sharing with you a quick and simple guide to help find the perfect beginner instrument for you, as well as explaining some of the simple terminology needed to begin making a well informed decision that is going to work best... Read More

07/04/2021

Our Showroom Reopening Plan!

Exciting times are afoot! For many retailers April 12th marks an incredibly special day, the day that they are able to fling open their doors once more and continue trading in a somewhat ‘pre-covid’ way. Today we wanted to outline our approach to reopening, how we’re tackling the modern market and why we are NOT opening our doors in the way you might expect. How Has The World Changed? Firstly, let’s set some background. We all know that the past year has been unique and that the world has changed... Read More

01/04/2021

How To Size A Violin Properly From Home

Finding the correct size violin for a child is one of the most common questions we often get asked. Luckily the process of sizing is actually incredibly easy and something you can even do from home with a little know how! Today we’ll walk you through a quick guide to the different sizes of violins out there as well as a quick and easy way that you can size a violin for a child using just a tape measure! What sizes of violins are there? Violins come in a whole... Read More