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Mary P. · 20 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed March 8, 2014
The class times and days are pretty full which made getting a time we wanted hard but enjoyed the class

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Zhao C. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed 8 days ago
The teachers are wonderful, especially teacher Sue!! Our son started roughly 3 months ago, he could already play simple songs such as 'cross cut buns' Just make sure to do the assigned homework.
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We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your comments and feedback with us. We encourage all students to practice after the class, they receive the homework assignment after each class, if anyone has questions on how to playing, our teacher assistant will help they after the class .
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YC H. · 1 reviews
· Reviewed 8 days ago
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What You'll Get


Learning a musical instrument helps develop your brain, which makes it bigger so you can finally fit into bigger hats. Fill your head with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

  • $32 for two 30-minute private piano or guitar lessons ($70 value)
  • $62 for four 30-minute private piano or guitar lessons ($140 value)
  • $27 for two 50-minute group piano lessons ($55 value)
  • $47 for four 50-minute group piano lessons ($110 value)

Inside a Piano: How Vibrations Create Wagner

Though its notes may last for only half a second, the piano's design is more than 300 years old. Check out Groupon's guide to the instrument's inner workings to learn about the parts you'll be controlling.

Even beyond the black and white of its keys, the piano is filled with contradictions. Its name derives from pianoforte, a hybrid of Italian words meaning "soft" and "loud." Despite the more than 200 strings that produce its sound, symphony orchestras classify the piano as a percussion instrument. Outside, it is large and elegant, its sound swelling through the concert hall. Inside, it is delicate and complicated—the result of almost 9,000 moving parts working in tandem to amplify an almost silent vibration.

When the player presses a piano key, it triggers a tiny wooden hammer covered in felt to spring up and hit a set of tensioned strings made of hard steel wire. These strings then vibrate at a certain frequency, which causes a large, flat wooden board within the piano casing to vibrate at the same frequency, converting the mechanical energy into a full, discernible sound. If the player releases the key, a felt block called a damper presses against the string to absorb the vibration and silence the note before it wakes the audience asleep in the balcony. Each string must be finely tightened to assume the correct frequency, which creates a lot of tension: in modern pianos, the total strings sustain an average of 20 tons of pressure, which requires a massive iron plate bolted to a heavy wooden frame to support.

Despite the simple concept, a piano's mechanism presents several complicated problems. For instance, the hammer must not only retreat from the string immediately, so as not to dampen the vibration, but also refrain from bouncing back and hitting it again. The solutions to the various technical issues came all at once—the result of the ingenuity of Bartolomeo Cristofori, an instrument maker appointed to the Grand Prince of Tuscany's court in 1688. No later than 1700, Cristofori arrived at his concept for an instrument dubbed "arpi cimbalo del piano e' forte." Cristofori's design was so innovative and complex that subsequent inventors failed to find any easier alternative, and eventually the prototype pianoforte became the world standard.

The Fine Print


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About Exploring Music


Mastering an instrument takes dedication, practice, and time, although it also helps to receive some professional guidance along the way. At Exploring Music, the Yamaha-trained instructors help budding musicians improve by providing personalized direction based on each individual's skill level and musical aspirations. Private and group lessons meet in practice studios that have been insulated and reinforced for sound reduction, helping students to fully concentrate on mastering their instrument of choice, be it the guitar, the violin, the piano, the saxophone, or the five-disc CD changer.

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