How To Practice On A Real Piano Without Buying One?

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It might happen when you walk through the airport, and someone is playing a piano to entertain travelers… It might happen when you stumble across some wonderful piano music on your favorite music streaming site… Or maybe you have fond memories flooding back of a parent or grandparent who played the piano… When any of these things happen, many people think to themselves I sure would like to play the piano, but I don’t know how and I don’t own a piano to practice on. SoCal Pianos with showrooms in Ontario & Palm Desert, CA (appointment only at both locations) wants to assure you that there are still ways you too can enjoy playing without buying a piano.


That means knowing the basics of music theory. Learning to read music and recognize notes is the first step. It may sound tedious and boring, but this is the way to build the foundation. There’s no reason you can’t do this on your own and you don’t need to have your own piano.


It’s the digital age and just about everything is available online or in the app store. There are sites that offer free virtual piano lessons. If video tutorials are your thing, you can find lots of them on YouTube. If reading is a better way of learning for you there are many books available at your local bookstore or available to download.


There are apps available which will download a virtual keyboard to your smartphone, tablet, or any device with a touchscreen. Because of their small size these aren’t as easy to use as real keyboards, but it’s still a good way to get started.


The time will arrive when your learning can’t progress without having a real keyboard to play on. SoCal wants you to know you do NOT have to immediately buy a piano. There’s no reason you can’t continue the learning process by using a piano rental. This gives you the luxury of determining how serious your piano playing hobby is going to be prior to buying a piano. Our stores in Ontario & Palm Desert, CA (appointment only at both locations) include a large selection of piano rentals


As you can see, there are many ways to learn how to play piano without having to buy a piano. Contact SoCal Pianos right now to learn more about piano rental options. There is always great information like this available when you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.