The piano has the widest range of notes of any instrument covering more than seven octaves! The word ‘piano’ is short for pianoforte, meaning that the instrument can be played softer (what musician would call ‘piano’) or louder (known as ‘forte’) in response to the player’s touch on the keyboard. When a key is pressed on the keyboard, it moves a felt-covered hammer that strikes a steel string, making it vibrate to produce a sound. The piano is a versatile instrument and is played in all types of music, including classical, popular, and jazz.
We have two piano tutors Marnie Barrell & Sue Kim as well as keyboard tutor Alissa Long.