Pianos by Steingraeber – a dream to play

Pianos by Steingraeber – a dream to play

I’ve previously mentioned my tremendous appreciation of Steingraeber pianos – I rate these instruments very highly indeed. I recently received a visit from the owner of the piano company, Udo Steingraeber and chatting to him about the history of Steingraeber...
A whale of a time in Edinburgh!

A whale of a time in Edinburgh!

I often receive visitors from overseas, and showing them around Edinburgh is something I really enjoy. There are so many things of interest to show them, it’s difficult to know where to start. A particular favourite of mine is the National Museum of Scotland in...
Makin on the Edinburgh Piano scene since 1931

Makin on the Edinburgh Piano scene since 1931

Makin Pianos business has been active on the piano scene in Edinburgh since 1931. The city has changed a great deal over the years, and continues to do so. It’s also become very much busier. Back in 1973, we moved the piano business from a small basement premises in...
Kawai’s flagship upright piano has arrived in Edinburgh!

Kawai’s flagship upright piano has arrived in Edinburgh!

Kawai’s flagship upright, the K-800 AS has arrived at Makin in Edinburgh! We’ve been patiently waiting for it to arrive ever since we first saw it in Frankfurt in March. Frankfurt is home to the annual “Musikmesse”, one of the world’s largest musical instrument fairs....
Piano places

Piano places

Pianos have taken me to some fairly far-flung places over the years. This is absolutely fine by me, because travel is something I really enjoy. Most of my trips have been within the UK of course, particularly in the years when the UK still had a piano manufacturing...