Piano wire, sometimes called music wire, is made of steel. When pianos were first invented, piano wire was made of brass or iron. More »

The black and white keys of the piano are made of wood covered with veneer. Most pianos that were made before 1960 have white keys with thin ivory tops. The black keys are traditionally made with ebony. More »

Bartolomeo Cristofori invented the first piano in Florence, Italy, in 1700. The first piano was a simple keyboard, but Cristofori experimented with the design over the years. By the 1730s, elite Europeans purchased and p... More »

Piano lessons are available online at sites such as Hoffman Academy and Zebra Keys. Both sites offer a series of free piano lessons for beginners, covering basic keyboarding techniques. More »

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Piano moving dollies are available for rent from businesses such as U Haul, Home Depot and AAA Rental. Piano moving dollies help with moving upright, grand, console and full-size upright pianos, as well as for organs. More »

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There are numerous online resources to determine the age of a piano through its serial number, including Estey Piano, Total Piano Care and Bluebook of Pianos. For best results, search the online database first by the mak... More »

Online tools from David Estey Piano Service and Piano Buyers can be used for piano appraisals. However, they are not likely to return an accurate value because of variations in appraisal methods and in the condition of t... More »

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