Wooden VS Plastic Actions On Digital Pianos

When many players begin their piano journey, one of the most common questions we hear from those looking at digital instruments is: “Do I want a wooden or a plastic action?” For those not in the know, it can be difficult to distinguish between the two and how they will affect your playing experience. That’s why we’ve written down this handy guide to tell you all about some of the pros, the cons and the things to consider when looking at digital pianos. For more information or tips for buying... Read More


Spotlight Focus: Cambridge Modern Jazz

The world of jazz is rich, vibrant and full of character. One such group that relishes in bringing jazz to new audiences is that of Cambridge Modern Jazz (CMJ), set up in 1972, the club has continued to put on performances from international and national artists and brings with it a sensational level of charm and joy for musical experimentation. We caught up with David Gower, the current organiser of the group to give his two cents on what the group is all about, why jazz is such a musical... Read More


Where To Position Your Piano: Everything You Need To Know!

Deciding where to place your piano is just as crucial as the kind of piano you buy. If your piano isn’t suited to the room it is found in, you won’t get the most enjoyable musical experience out of your instrument as possible… …We’re firm believers that every piano should leave you just as excited every time you play as the very first time you hear it. There is a piano out there for almost any room and it’s our job to help guide you towards the right place to... Read More


What does Straightstrung and Overstrung mean on an upright piano?

When it comes to upright pianos, particularly when looking at older models or for those who are looking to sell an old second hand piano, one of the first questions that any retailer will ask after the manufacturer is ‘Is the piano over or straight strung” or “Is it over or underdamped?”Following our guide to buying a second hand piano, we thought we’d explain some of the things to look out for when buying a piano. The ways in which the strings are laid in a piano may sound simple,... Read More


The Philosophy Of C.Bechstein Pianos

We believe a piano is so much more than just an instrument. For many, a piano is an enormous part of their life and for some, even a part of their identity. As such, it is crucial that for a true playing experience, you can find a brand that reflects your own ideologies and your own musical vision. In the first of our piano philosophy focus pieces, we are starting with the pinnacle of acoustic piano building, C.Bechstein. Today we are exploring not only the philosophy of this almighty brand,... Read More


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


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


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


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


World Piano Day: Millers Live Review

It’s no secret that we love pianos…We’ve been selling them for over 165 years after all! To celebrate this World Piano Day, we took things a step further than most and were dedicated to bringing some piano excitement into your home from our Cambridge Showroom. The day was jam packed with fun conversation, insightful expert knowledge and one of the best performances our Cambridge showroom has ever seen. Here’s our recollection of the day laced in with all of our favourite moments so you can catch up on anything you... Read More