Piano Recipes

Piano Food Recipes PIANO CAKE RECIPE TUNE-A-PIANO SANDWICH RECIPE                        


DIY Piano Bookcase

BUILD YOUR BOOKCASE: Steps 1 – 12 PARTS: 1 FREE grand piano in poor-non functioning condition Assorted screws and TimberLock® screws. (amazing self drilling long screws. used in deck building!) Wood glue Tools for dis-assembly: Prybar small sledge hammer various wrenches and ratchets flat blade screwdriver Tools for building: Table saw Compound miter saw Circular saw Jig Saw Finish nailer Screw gun  


Learning the Piano as an Adult

If you think that piano lessons are only for kids, think again. There are many misconceptions and myths about learning to play the piano as an adult. The biggest myth about learning piano as an adult is that you’re too old. And that’s simply not true.   Busted: The Biggest Myth About Adults and Piano Lessons I’ve taught adult piano students ranging in age from their 30s to their 60s. […]


Learning and Teaching Tools

Off the Keys — Piano Practice Tips for Adults Listening – This one is obvious but easily overlooked. Find a professional recording of each piano song you are learning and make a playlist you can listen to in the car, around the house, or at work. You will reinforce tricky rhythms, changing tempos, dynamics, pedaling, and so on each time you hear it played accurately. Hand Shape – You should already know the […]


Halloween Sheet Music

Enjoy Sheet Music for Halloween! Hallowe’en Dance – Hans Engelmann Funeral March – Frederic Chopin Creak, Crunch, Scream! – David Bruce The Haunted House – Irving Berlin The Great Pumpkin Waltz – Vince Guaraldi Sheet Music from our Featured Composer Alexander Siloti


October Featured Piano

YAMAHA U1 PROFESSIONAL UPRIGHT Check out this new arrival to our showroom! The Yamaha U1 is a favorite of serious players and teachers alike due to its outstanding durability, incredible touch and classic Yamaha tone: clear and bright. Other highlights include a solid spruce soundboard and ribs, grand piano key travel, and the precision of a Yamaha balanced action. This U1 looks like a brand new piano and isn’t even […]


Composer's Corner - Alexander Siloti

Alexander Ilyich Siloti (Ziloti) (October 9, 1863 – December 8 1945) was a Russian pianist, conductor and composer. Biography: Siloti was born on his father’s estate near Kharkiv, Ukraine (then part of Imperial Russia). He studied piano at the Moscow Conservatory with Nikolai Zverev from 1871, then from 1875 under Nikolai Rubinstein; from that year he also studied counterpoint under Sergei Taneyev,[1] harmony under Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and theory under […]


Halloween Charades


August Marks 30 Years for Mid-America Piano, LLC

GREETINGS, PIANO FRIENDS! As Mid-America Piano celebrates 30 years in business, we realize it is because of our valued customers, teachers and technicians that we have reached this milestone. We wish to express our sincere THANK YOU and look forward to a long, continued relationship with each of you! Thank you for your past patronage and we look forward to serving you in the future! Sincerely,     Dan Murphy […]


This Is Your Brain On Music

How music enters the brain, and what it does when it gets there…