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02/09/2021

Let’s Play The Piano At Millers Music – August 2021

On 29th August, 2021, our newly refurbished Cambridge showroom hosted its very first in person event since the start of the pandemic. In a sensational kaleidoscope of voicing, styles and precision playing, the Let’s Play The Piano Group came to celebrate a sense of pure joy of all things piano. If we were forced to describe the event in two words, they would have to be: Truly sensational. From start to finish, this room was filled with some of the best talents in Cambridge, sitting and chatting alongside those who... Read More

27/08/2021

Spotlight Focus: Jukeboxers, The Duelling Piano Bar, Birmingham

A lot of people often discover a love for playing piano or passion for exploring music at venues or in live music environments. Listening to music is one thing, but to see it live and the sounds bringing an entire room into unison is another. Today, we speak to Jukeboxers – A newly launched duelling piano bar based in Birmingham, who are bringing an elegant combination of cocktails, pristine piano playing and song requests to the masses in a sensational manner. We caught up with husband and wife founders Shannon... Read More

26/08/2021
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Mozart: Piano Sheet Music Essentials

To kick off this year’s classical music month and following our beginner’s guide to classical music, we wanted to help inspire your playing however we can, offering a range of the best sheet music books out there, from some of the most influential composers of all time in order to inspire your next musical journey.  That is why today we are following up on our initial spotlight focus of Beethoven with another one of the all time greatest musicians to have ever walked the earth…Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Below we’ve partnered... Read More

25/08/2021
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Beethoven: Piano Sheet Music Essentials

To kick off this year’s classical music month and following our beginner’s guide to classical music, we wanted to help inspire your playing however we can, offering a range of the best sheet music books out there, from some of the most influential composers of all time in order to inspire your next musical journey.  That is why today we are kicking off our spotlight focus and also our essentials guide to Mozart, with one of the all time greatest musicians to have ever walked the earth…Ludwig Van Beethoven. Below... Read More

24/08/2021

Top Classical Pianists Of All Time

Throughout the ages, the meaning of what it is to be a ‘classical pianist’ has continued to dazzle audiences with immaculate and impeccable piano playing. With sensational control over expression, seamless use of tonal control and the ability to truly voice a piano, the classical pianist sets a benchmark for some of the finest musicians in the world. Following our beginner’s guide to classical music, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of our favourite classical pianists of all time, covering the likes of some of the most... Read More

17/08/2021
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The Anatomy Of An Upright Piano

The inner workings of a piano is often a mystery, even to some pianists! With thousands of parts working in complete harmony to create an intended tone, it’s often not surprising that many don’t take the time to understand their instrument. Today we thought we’d take a moment to help explain a little more about some of the more basic intricacies of what goes into a piano, what they do and how they work together to create an instrument that will be loved for years to come.  The Front &... Read More

16/08/2021

The Beginners Guide To Classical Music

The wonderful world of classical music can seem intimidating, elitist, or even outright incomprehensible to many when they first encounter the genre. However, with just a little context, we believe that anyone can enjoy the glory of classical music and open their musical horizons to an entire new level of musical appreciation. Today, we intend to break down the walls of what makes classical music such a struggle for so many modern listeners and offer guidance, support and a little history into the genre to help appreciate the ways in... Read More

09/08/2021
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Guide To Passing Grade 2: ABRSM Piano

Following our highly requested tips for passing Grade 1 ABRSM and our top tips for helping your child want to practice piano, we are continuing our journey throughout the exam criteria and offering a number of tips and tricks to help yourself, your child or your student through the exam period and complete their Grade 2 exams! Providing they have already completed Grade 1, Grade 2 is actually somewhat similar and there is not a massive leap between the two, so hopefully you will be able to enter this exam... Read More

09/08/2021

Why Are Pianos So Expensive? – Budget Friendly Piano Options

To the current non-pianist, the price point of pianos can seem ludicrous, some are the equivalent to a deposit on a home, but others can come in at just a few hundred pounds…But what are the real differences? All have 88 keys, use some kind of action and create that serene sound we all know and love. So just why are premium pianos so expensive? And why can that price be justified? Well today we wanted to break down exactly what goes into premium instruments that can cost anywhere up... Read More

03/08/2021
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MUSIC MATTERS: Nicole Reynolds – @PianoCole

With the exponential rise in popularity across video sharing platforms such as TikTok and Instagram Reels, more and more musical influencers are sharing their stories and their talents, bringing music to the masses and inspiring more and more people to let learning music into their life. Today we speak to one such influencer who has skyrocketed her following by producing fun, engaging and simply mesmerising piano content that really pulls at the heartstrings. Nicole Reynolds, known online as PianoCole, is a 26 year old pianist who’s popular niche has become... Read More