Millers Music | Blog

25/03/2021

Why are there so few digital pianos available in 2021?

As we enter 2021, one trend that is becoming increasingly prevalent within the business world is the global demand and shortage for microchips. Now known as #Chipageddon, what does this mean for you, the customer and the digital piano industry as a whole? Ultimately this is a global issue and affects everything from phones, to cars to fridges (basically any electronic device) but when it comes to pianos, for those looking to purchase either a new digital piano, or upgrade their existing digital, many of you will have noticed that... Read More

24/03/2021

Piano Stories: Why The Nation Loves Piano

We love hearing about how the piano has inspired a lifetime of playing and fun. That is why we spent the past month, in connection with world piano day sharing our love for this incredible instrument. From up and down the country, they came to share their stories. Today we want to share them with you and share our love for the piano!  Amy Bradley – Volunteer And PHD Student Amy’s story really pulls at the heartstrings, after growing up in South Wales with an incredibly musical background, she has... Read More

24/03/2021

Music Matters: Dame Evelyn Glennie

We believe that music is accessible to every single person on the planet and that every person deserves to live out their musical fantasies however they can. In the latest installation of our music matters series, we speak to world famous percussionist, musician and activist for inclusion in music, Dame Evelyn Glennie. Despite beginning to lose her hearing at just age 8, Dame Evelyn has continued to break musical boundaries, and given countless talks and raised mass awareness for the inclusion of deaf communities within the musical world. She explains... Read More

16/03/2021

St Patrick’s Day: The Best Of Irish 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 Patrick’s Day, we’re focusing on the incredible musicians from across the Irish Sea. From household names to some which you might not have heard in a while, this list will be sure to cover some of the boldest and most fascinating names in Irish musicianship. Read More: Why not also check... Read More

10/03/2021

Wood Types On Pianos: What They Mean and Why They Matter

When looking at acoustic pianos, the types of woods used within the piano are imperative to the tonal quality it creates. However it’s often overlooked why these certain types of wood cost so much to produce, and the process that they go through to create some of the best sounding instruments in the world. Today we’ll briefly outline the processes that most manufacturers use, give you some insight into the types of woods to consider when buying a piano and explain the process that gives the piano it’s wonderful tone.... Read More

09/03/2021

Millers Music expands, Welcoming Foulds Music of Derby to the Group!

We are incredibly pleased to announce that the Millers Group has added Foulds Music into our growing retail team, expanding our reach and providing even more showrooms for customers to try our extensive range of piano and orchestral instruments across the UK! Anyone who loved music and has been to Derby will have visited Foulds at some point! Across its rich 127 year heritage, Foulds have built a specialist reputation and trusting relationship with musicians in Derbyshire and beyond, helping thousands begin and develop their musical journeys. Millers Managing Director Simon Pollard said: “We’re thrilled... Read More

Upcoming for 2021: Events to watch!

Whilst the world still remains in some state of confusion and it seems like we won’t be getting back to any kind of real ‘normal’ events anytime soon, we thought the turn of the year would still make a great opportunity to get you excited for all of the amazing upcoming events, album releases and film releases that every music lover should have on their radar in the first half of 2021! Here are just a few of the events this year that we’ve whacked in the calendar…and you should... Read More

The History Of Christmas Caroling

You really can’t beat a good ol’ christmas carol can you?! Whether it be the infectious ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’ or something a little more tender with ‘Silent Night’ for thousands of years people across the world have sung and embraced as they sing Christmas carols throughout the holiday season. This emotional musical phenomena is so spectacular that we thought it would be great to delve into the deep rich history of some of our favourite Christmas carols and give you some fun facts to lace into your... Read More

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Steve Lockwood’s Guide on Mastering the Harmonica

Following on from the Harmonica Playathon in aid of Learn to Play Day, we have put together a handy guide of Steve Lockwood’s top tips and tricks on how to develop your Harmonica playing. Being a graduate from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, Steve has always emersed himself within the local musical. He has been performing and recording music for 28 years touring around the world with artists such as Larry Adler and Screaming Lord Sutch. He has recorded albums with the Royal Philharmonic and Prague Philharmonic Orchestras, therefore his... Read More

Artists To Watch in 2021

It’s no secret that live music has come to a very abrupt halt in 2020. Where smaller independent venues are normally filled to the brim with rising talents and hidden gems, this year many have simply been confined to the comfort of their own rooms. Despite this however, the power of music lives on and to celebrate the rising of thousands of new musicians who have picked up their first instrument as a result of lockdowns, we wanted to celebrate just some of our favorite rising UK artists who we... Read More