The piano, while it has strings, is a member of the percussion family of instruments.
It is estimated that there are currently over 10 million pianos in use in the United States. That’s roughly one for every 31 people.
Independent studies show that children who study the piano (as well as any other musical instrument) do better in school.
In the early part of the 20th century, many banks specialized in installment loans for piano purchases.
The piano’s design, for the most part, has not changed for nearly 100 years - making it one of the most stable technologies in modern times.
Each note in a grand piano has more than 35 points of adjustment, totaling more than 3000 regulation points for the entire piano.
Simply moving a piano a short distance (across the room, from house to house or from a nearby town) does not make it go out of tune. Moving a piano across the country, through different temperatures and different levels of humidity will cause a piano to go out of tune.
The two main reasons a piano goes out of tune: humidity changes and time.
Installing a humidity control system can extend the life and tuning stability of the piano.