If you’ve always dreamed of having a piano, require a piano short term (weddings, functions, concerts etc.), or would even like your child to learn how to play the piano but are worried about making an investment until you are sure that piano lessons are the right choice, then take advantage of Peter Smith & Sons piano rental program (available on selected models). We have a vast selection of upright and grand pianos available available for long-term or short-term rental that will meet your needs.
No longer does the initial cost of buying a piano need to be the determining factor as to whether you can enjoy playing your own piano. When hiring a piano from a company like Peter Smith & Sons you get what you would expect, a professional and punctual service with a piano to suit your needs. Please call or email to enquire about our piano rental rates.
A piano makes a wonderful gift that will provide many years of enjoyment. Peter Smith & Sons Pianos Paisley are delighted to introduce our new gift vouchers, after some consideration and understanding that buying a piano as a gift is a tricky task we have introduced the gift voucher scheme.
Our vouchers are able to be made out to your desired value (£100 and over) for use within our showrooms be it for a piano, stool, tuning etc.
Complementing the grand piano-class key pivot length, the CA65 also features a new triple-sensor key detection system for enhanced playing realism. The third sensor improves responsiveness when playing the same key repeatedly, and also allows the sound of a single note to be gradually ‘layered’ without the previous tone being lost.
In addition, improvements to the Concert Artist’s sound hardware also permit the speed at which keys are lifted to influence the release character of piano sounds, providing a greater range of expressive detail between staccato and legato playing.
Sitting down at the new Concert Artist, the first thing that strikes the player is the instrument’s flat fascia and tall upper board, giving the impression of a grand piano and immediately elevating the musical aspirations of the performer. The distinctive KAWAI logo – representing 85 years of piano excellence – adorns the Concert Artist’s fallboard, its warm, metallic finish glimmers in the light, capturing the movements of the keyboard below. The elegant curves furnishing either side of the cabinet are balanced by the instrument’s handsome tapered leg design. These front legs are supported by real wooden toe blocks, conveying stability, distinction, and a classical presence.
The instrument’s broad music rest is designed to accommodate the most ambitious musical works, with smoothly bevelled edges and simulated leather lining the base. As with a grand piano, the viewing angle of the Concert Artist’s music rest can be adjusted to suit the performer’s playing position, or laid flat for convenience when notating scores or sketching musical ideas.
Subtly concealing its impressive digital features, the Concert Artist’s main control panel is discreetly embedded within the piano’s left cheek block. This helps to preserve the instruments’ grand piano-like appearance, and allows performers to enjoy the simple pleasure of playing music without the distraction of flashing lights and rows of buttons. And for added convenience, the Concert Artist’s USB and dual headphone jacks are separated from the instrument’s main connections panel, mounted beneath the keyboard in an accessible position, yet hidden from the player’s eye-line.
The ES7’s class-leading Responsive Hammer II keyboard action recreates the supreme touch of an acoustic grand piano, with its realistic movement and rigid, springless design providing a smooth and natural piano playing experience. The instrument’s modern, triple-sensor key detection system enhances responsiveness and accuracy, while structural reinforcements throughout the action assembly help to minimise horizontal key wobble during staccato and fortissimo passages.
The weight of the keyboard is appropriately graded to mirror the heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers of an acoustic piano, while let-off simulation recreates the subtle ‘notch’ sensation felt when softly playing the keys of a grand piano. These important characteristics allow discerning pianists to practise their expanding repertoire with confidence, and ensure that there are no unpleasant surprises when called upon to perform using the finest of grand pianos.
I’m going to set the scene hear. It is a dull Sunday afternoon hear in Paisley, near Glasgow, in Scotland and the TV simply isn’t that inspiring. I fire up my laptop to check my emails and update the Peter Smith & Sons Twitter and Facebook. I decide to check out YouTube and stumble across The Piano Guys.
To say these guys are an inspiration and amazing is an understatement. The Piano Guys pianist is Jon Schmidt and the cellist is Steven Sharp Nelson. These artists are genius, I have spent the past hour watching and listening to their amazing videos on YouTube and I am just about to purchase their first album. If you love playing the piano, or simply appreciate great musicians with a modern edge I cannot urge you enough to check these guys out.
Here at Peter Smith & Sons Pianos in Paisley we pride ourselves on our exceptional experience and customer service. With this in mind we have joined the social media revolution with the introduction of our Twitter and Facebook accounts. Be sure to connect with us on both networks to be regulary kept up-to-date with our latest news, offers, and promotions.
Peter Smith & Sons Pianos are proud to announce the launch of our new website. Here you can browse a collection of our vast stock and if you see something you like, or even if you can’t see what you are looking for, give Martin call on 0141 887 6160 to discuss your requirements and see how we can help.