How do you choose your new piano?   What do you look for and what is your expectation from a brand-new piano? There are many factors to think about when asking yourself these questions. The demands of a professional pianist and those of the beginner are very different which is perhaps obvious, however there is so […]

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Having spent the best part of a year in lockdown, the outlook for high street shops had seemed pretty gloomy. Due to the covid pandemic technology has completely changed the way we interact with each other and the world around us and of course the way we shop online, instead of buying in person. We ask […]

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Did you know that music has all sorts of benefits for people living with dementia, and that playing an instrument in adulthood can also help with memory recall in middle to later years? Such is the power of music for people with the condition, that the campaign Music for Dementia is calling for music to […]

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A powerful title- so much so, that we have this quote stencilled onto our piano showroom wall  It is so true of course and probable never more so, than during this Covid pandemic. Music creates social cohesion, wherever you go in the world, it is understood. It has the gift to connect us Music has […]

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Shop Safely at Countrywide Piano Centre   As the world slowly adjusts to our new ‘norm’ and the lockdown begins to loosen, we all now need to be more responsible than ever to avoid a new surge in cases. We must stay vigilant and take extra care to protect ourselves and others around us which […]

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Keeping active during those cold winter months… The likelihood of leaving the house for anything other than essentials, like work, decreases significantly when the temperature outside drops below freezing! Minus 5 with a wind chill factor of -10, yeah, probably staying indoors!  Food shopping?  No, I’m sure we can get by on this box of […]

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Christmas is on its way…                       Did you know that up to 40% of shoppers will wait until the last 10 days before Christmas to buy gifts.  Well here at Countrywide Pianos, we are making it even easier to shop with us, not to mention […]

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Mindfulness Music     A lot of emphasis is placed on getting children to start learning to play the piano as early as possible.  Although this is very good advice, you can start to learn the piano at any age.  There is no upper limit!  We’ve all seen lots of research on how learning the […]

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