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17/09/2021

What Is The Difference Between A Digital Piano And A Keyboard?

When first jumping into the world of pianos, it can be difficult to distinguish some of the terminology that many online sources use when trying to explain or describe what the differences are between instruments. Today we want to help break down those barriers and explain the differences between what a keyboard and what a digital piano is. Whilst the two may sound similar, in our opinion, they couldn’t be farther apart from each other! If you are just looking to get started learning the piano, or are beginning to... Read More

17/09/2021

Bach: Piano Sheet Music Essentials

When it comes to the piano and exceptional music, Bach is a name that you will hear again, and again…and again! But all for good measure, Johann Sebastian Bach remains one of the most celebrated and interesting classical composers to have ever lived.  Today, following our beginners guide to classical music and focuses on other iconic composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninoff, we focus on the works of Bach, offering his music in a number of ability based titles from our friends at Presto Music. Each of these... Read More

13/09/2021
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The Modern Piano Composers Keeping Classical Alive

“The world of classical is dead.”…Or so some believe! We personally thing that this statement could not be farther from the truth. Whilst many consider the golden age of classical music to be that of the Baroque or perhaps Romantic era, today we are casting our eyes to the beautifully exciting and ever expanding world of modern classical music. To the pianists and composers who are accelerating the art forwards and adding their own rich, unique flair to the tapestry of what constitutes high quality, classical composition. Also becoming known... Read More

08/09/2021
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Rachmaninoff: Piano Sheet Music Essentials

Few names within the piano world live up to the grandeur of Sergie Rachmaninoff, wherever his name is said, pianists turn heads and approach his works with an immense level of skill, appreciation and exhilaration. Comparitively, Rachmaninoff is a relatively modern composer, but above all, an exceptional pianist, following our reviews of sheet music from the likes of the incredible Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin and our Beginners Guide To Classical, today we step into the world of Rachmaninoff, whose flair and passion for play is simply ecstatic. Whilst many may... Read More

03/09/2021

Chopin: Piano Sheet Music Essentials

When it comes to piano greats, few stand higher than that of Frédéric Chopin, also known as “The poet of the piano” and perhaps even the greatest pianist of all time, Chopin has become a true aspiration for thousands of pianists over the years.  Following our focuses on the essential sheet music from the likes of Beethoven and Mozart, thanks to the help from our friends at Presto Music, we bring you the best of Chopin sheet music, whether you’re so whether you are a total beginner, seasoned player or... Read More

03/09/2021

How To Improve Your Piano Posture

When it comes to getting the most out of your piano playing, few things are as important as your posture. Much like then we work at offices or desks, when ‘working’ behind a piano, with incorrect posture, you will likely find yourself in a large amount of discomfort, your playing will suffer and perhaps most importantly, your enjoyment of the incredible instrument will decline. Today we wanted to break down five quick, easy and actionable tips in order to help improve your piano playing posture and get the most from... Read More

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