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Kathryn Mosley


Forest Hill, London SE231RT
England

I am a pianist, experienced accompanist, and ABRSM examiner with more than 20 years of teaching experience at all levels from beginner to advanced.

Accompanist for graded music exams

Flat 5, Brondesbury Court
235, Willesden Lane
Willesden Green, London NW2 5RR
England

I am a professional pianist, graduated with a Masters degree from the Royal Academy of music, and I am proposing my services as an accompanist for ...

Ms Mazzola


Harrow
Harrow, London
England

Private piano lessons:
£ 19.00/half-an-hour
£ 37.00/hour

David Steinberg Piano


Edgware, London NW7
England

If you want to play your favourite songs on the piano you can learn how to do it the easy and fun way. I teach different genres on the piano ...

London Pianist

Leswin Road
Stoke Newington, London N16 7NX
England

Perfect piano performances for every occasion.

My Friend Piano


Kingston upon Thames, London
England

Studio in Surbiton

Antiques and Piano Restoration

Unit A01 Riverside Business Centre
Wandsworth, London SW18 4UQ
England

Restorers of fine antique furniture. Purveyors of a high quality French polishing service for pianos and antiques furniture in London and the ...

Osbond and Tutt

373b Durnsford Road
Wimbledon Park, London SW19 8EF
England

Established since 1986, Osbond and Tutt French Polishers provide a high-quality polishing services to clients both domestic and commercial. They also ...

Gateway French Polishers

Unit 11 Gateway Industrial Estate
Harlesden, London NW10 6RJ
England

Over 40 years experience in antique restoration and french polishing. We restore period and modern furniture, pianos, banisters, doors, public houses ...

PIANO TUITION - LONDON - Enfield, Palmers Green, Edmonton

73 Hedge Lane
Palmers Green, London N13 5SZ
England

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I teach exclusively from my home in North London, Palmers Green (N13) - all ages, all abilities, serious or casual learners! Classical (ABRSM...

Georges Sokol

28 Arkwright Road
London
Hampstead, London NW3 6BH
England

Georges Sokol is a concert pianist and pedagogue. He runs the Sokol Piano Academy, a reputable private institution known for the exceptional results ...

P & T French Polishers

426 Long Drive,
Greenford, London UB6 8UH
England

Specalist in case restoration of High gloss polyester lacquer and French polished pianos, can be revived or completely stripped and re-polished to ...

Mr Glenn Halton Piano Teacher

65A Canadian Avenue
Catford
Catford, London SE6 3AX
England

Piano teaching to all ages, levels and styles in Catford, south east London. I am willing to travel to local student.

Mr Glenn Halton

65A Canadian Avenue
Catford, London SE6 3AX
England

Accompanist with 30 years' experience.

Julia Sinani - Pianist

59 King Edward Road
Barnet, London EN5 5AU
England

Passionate, enthusiastic and experienced pianist for exams, recitals, coachings, auditions and recordings, known for her accuracy, musicality, ...

B Sharp Pianos

Baptist Church Wordsworth Rd
Hackney, London N16 8DA
England

I have a range of new and used pianos to hire,there is no minimum hire period and if you decide to buy the piano after one year I will credit you with...

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FX Rentals Ltd

38-40 Telford Way
Ealing, London W3 7XS
England

Piano Hire offer electric Piano hire for events, weddings, gigs, showcases, school and theatre productions. Open 24hr with transport and installation ...

A. Hanna & Sons Pianos Ltd Piano Hire

94 Kingston Road
Wimbledon, London SW19 1LA
England

A. Hanna & Sons Pianos, is a family piano business which was established in 1960, and has been expanding ever since.

Markson's Pianos Piano Hire


Camden Town, London
England

As pioneers in the field of short and long term piano hire in the 1960's, Marksons have developed a wide and extensive hire fleet, ranging from the ...

Robert Morley and Company Ltd Piano Hire

34 Engate Street
Lewisham, London SE13 7HA
England

Piano Rental / Piano Hire for the Home - How it works Home piano rental is perfect for those starting the piano or returning to the piano after a ...

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Did You Know Piano Facts

Concert Pitch
What is Standard Pitch or Concert Pitch and why do we need it? Standard Pitch is a universal frequency or note that all instruments are set to. Todayís standard pitch is A440 or C523.3 and this concert pitch enables musicians to play instruments together in harmony. A form of standard pitch has been around ever since two individuals wished to play two instruments together or sing to an instrument. A tuning fork is normally used to set the pitch. However, in the past, pitch pipes have been used, and today electronic tuning forks are also used, but the most common is the tuning fork. The tuning fork was invented by John Shore in 1711 and it had a pitch of A423.5. He was the sergeant trumpeter to the Court and also lutenist in the Chapel Royal.
Of course, once you have your "A" or "C" set to a pitch, the rest of the instrument will have to be tuned. A scale is set in the middle and this scale also determines the pitch of all the twelve notes in the octave. The most common system used to day is known as equal temperament. This sets the pitches of the twelve notes so that the player can play the instrument in all keys by dividing the roughness equally among the twelve notes. The roughness is called the "wolf." This term may have come about because if the "wolf" is not set right the instrument will be howling out of tune.
Like standard pitch A440, equal temperament is not the only tuning scale that has been used. Ptolemy started using just intonation in 136 AD. Meantone tuning was perfected by Salinas in 1577 AD. Equal temperament was proposed by Aristoxenus, a pupil of Aristotle, and had been in use in China for some centuries before. It would seem that equal temperament was used in North Germany as early as 1690. In 1842 the organ of St. Nicholas, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, was tuned to equal temperament, and this is believed to be the first organ to be tuned in this way in England for a concert. Willis the organ builder did not use equal temperament until 1854. However, in 1846 Walter Broadwood directed Mr. Hipkins the head piano tuner at the company to instruct their tuners in the use of equal temperament. Mr. Hipkins used two tuning forks, one for meantone at A433.5 and one for equal temperament at A436. Meantone was the most common scale used at that time. See Ed Foote for more information on the use of meantone on today's pianos.
Musicians are not the only people to work with pitch. In 583 BC, a Greek philosopher called Pythagorus was making use of the monochord. This device is simply a soundbox with a single string stretched over a movable bridge, the position of which can be determined by a scale marked on the soundbox. This was more of a scientific instrument than a musical one. Before this time, the Egyptians and Greeks made use of the monochord. For 5000 years, it was used to make intricate mathematical calculations. The ratio of intervals and many other facts that make up the fundamentals of acoustic science were discovered using the monochord. Pythagorus used a pitch of 256Hz on his monochord. The study of mathematics was known as philosophy in the time of Plato.