The modern piano that we know today went through years of evolvement before reaching its current state. It developed from other string and keyboard instruments, namely the harpsichord. The problem with the harpsichord though, is that it only produces one, unvarying volume. Artists’ desires to better express emotion in more varying sounds led to the creation of the piano. The first model of the instrument, exhibited in 1709, was named the gravicembalo col piano e forte. It was then shortened to fortepiano or pianoforte, and finally the piano. Since then, the piano went through a number of minor improvements, but overall has remained remarkably similar to its original model.
With so many instruments to choose from, it can be a difficult decision to choose the right one that you want to practice and perfect. The piano is the instrument of choice for many people around the world. It is an instrument that can easily come with a social benefit, as churches and schools utilize pianos for events and gatherings. Even having a piano in the home allows for family and friends to gather around to make music and sing together. Studies have also shown that playing the piano is associated with higher brain function in learning, as well as supporting wellness by reducing anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
At Memorial Music, you can rest assured knowing that you will be taking piano lessons from musicians that are knowledgeable and experienced in the instrument. Our piano teachers are Karenia Garrido and Mark Everson. Both have been heavily involved in the music industry and have had both formal training as well as studying of their own. If you’re interested in learning about our piano lessons and teachers, contact us today!