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2018 NAMM Afterthought

[caption id="attachment_2786" align="alignnone" width="300"] Fazioli Grand in NAMM[/caption] The first piano was invented in Florence, Italy in 1700 by Bartolomeo Cristofori. Since then pianos have evolved many times over the decades in shape, size, features, and functions. Some of these changes have increased the quality of sound,...

Should Your Students Be Memorizing for Recitals?

[caption id="attachment_2783" align="alignnone" width="300"] Should Your Students Be Memorizing for Recitals?[/caption] Is it more important for students to learn to play from memory or sight reading? There are varied opinions depending on which music teacher you ask.  This is more so for piano learners where performing classical...

6 Steps to Improve Sight Reading

[caption id="attachment_2780" align="alignnone" width="300"] How to Improve Sight Reading[/caption] Most students just starting out are apprehensive about sight reading. While the fear may be unfounded, sight reading takes time to muster, and even experienced musicians will have a hard time performing some difficult music pieces by sight...

NAMM 2018 – The largest musical instrument trade show in USA

[caption id="attachment_2775" align="alignnone" width="300"] NAMM 2018[/caption] NAMM 2018 starts on January 25th, every year they host the music trade show in California (for trade only) at the Anaheim Convention center.  The organizers have promised this year’s event to be bigger and better.   There will be 4 days of...

5L2F II: Supporting Music With a Spiritual Difference

[caption id="attachment_2770" align="alignnone" width="300"] 5L2F II: Supporting Music With a Spiritual Difference[/caption] Five Loaves Two Fish II: Wood, Steel, & Song is the 2nd full-length music album by Caleb Sturgis a musician based in Katy, Texas. This album comes out following the first one in 2014. The...

FINDING THE RIGHT PIANO WITHOUT SACRIFICING THE QUALITY AND BENEFITS YOU DESERVE

If you're looking for a piano for your home and don't know where to start?  You don't want to miss this video.

I am a piano consultant working with the Houston Piano Company.  Houston Piano Company holds the largest inventory of both new and used pianos in the Houston market along with a stellar reputation of providing a quality, full-service piano buying experience.

Given the wide selection of both new and used pianos, my process begins with providing an overview into the piano market so together we can define the right piano for you.

Call or Text 832.594.7267 or maggie@chinesepianolady.net

What are the Differences Between Performance & Consumer Graded Pianos?

[caption id="attachment_2763" align="alignnone" width="300"] What are the Differences Between Performance & Consumer Graded Pianos?[/caption] Many people are surprised to learn that some grand pianos can cost as much as a supercar.  With some performance grand pianos costing as much as $150,000, there is a world of difference...

The Power of Music – Sound of Success

[caption id="attachment_2748" align="alignnone" width="300"] The Power of Music – Sound of Success[/caption] In the new year of 2018, let's plan to have music empower our day, no matter what styles, types or genres they all can affect the need for a successful mindset and attitude. Music is universal human language. Apparently,...

Romantic Era in Music (1780-1910) and Iconic Composers

[caption id="attachment_2742" align="alignnone" width="300"] Romantic Era in Music[/caption] The romantic era in music is generally taken as being the better half of the 19th century. This is the period that the composers express themselves more with artistic, philosophical and literary themes. This period also saw the expansion...

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