We found your information invaluable, and chose to buy from UKPianos on the basis of the online information we read before visiting your store.
“Very useful suggestions on what makes a good digital piano”
I wanted to buy a piano for my wife.
I have no idea about pianos or playing them.
I do know how to research.
I found UK Pianos break down of the key elements of pianos simple to understand and I found the rating system a useful tool to comprehend what I was potentially buying and how to get value for money.
Naturally I researched UK Pianos and Graham Howard as well.
Naturally I found many different attitudes towards UK Pianos and Graham; it is a competitive market place!
Living in Australia, buying a piano from UK Pianos was never going to be an option and yet Graham gave me his time and the benefit of his experience.
A man and a business that shares ideas and promotes the things he loves is surely worth considering if you are looking to buy a piano.
Thanks for your reply. I live in Budapest, Hungary. I appreciate your dedicated help an professional approach to every inquiry.
The methodology of why I chose my piano is all down to UK Pianos. No question that I would have ended up with something else (not as good) without their help. Great work! Many Thanks!
You have a good selection of piano’s and your service on choosing a piano is very helpful for people who are thinking of taking it up or upgrading. Regards Terry.
“Without this guide I wouldn’t have got the best digital piano for my money”
I felt like I really knew what I was doing in my local music shop by testing all the digital pianos the way it’s described. Also the top ten guides narrowd down my choice significantly. The best thing is the positive effect buying a piano has had on my lessons. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this guide to you.
Colette Terramamba Hayter
“Graham Howard is an expert on all things Piano!”
I was researching a new digital Piano and Graham Howard from UK Piano’s really helped me out. His freely available material proved invaluable for researching the subject. I would have bought the Piano I ended up with from him, but he sadly didn’t stock that model. Still that just goes to prove how impartial his advice is, that I would end up buying a Piano that he didn’t even stock on his recommendation (and from a supplier he recommended too!). Graham Howard is a legend and therefore so are UK Piano’s by association!
“Very useful in helping me reach my decision”
The guide to buying a piano (7 things you must know…….) was extremely useful: it gave me a robust framework for comparing different pianos, as well as being refreshingly honest about the author’s views – most other shops are unwilling to provide such a qualitative comparison across types and makes.
I also email Graham with a specific question about my choice of piano: the response was prompt, specific and very useful in helping me reach my decision.
Thanks again for your help.
Whatever I have read is extremely helpful and clarified many questions I had .
Thank you for this information. It’s a great help.
“Graham did not want you to buy unless it really matched what was needed”
I asked questions by e-mail and received very prompt and helpful replies from Graham Howard. Having a comparison of a large number of instruments whose specifications read the same, based on how they actually feel & sound, saved a lot of legwork. We were able to go to the shop and try out several instruments. There was no pressure, no ‘only today’ offers and a definite feeling that Graham did not want you to buy unless it really matched what was needed.
your Guide to buying a digital piano has been an amazing blessing. Not only that I understood better the confusing specifications but could decide on the right type of digital piano we needed.
I occassionaly drive pass Enfield and feel like dropping by your shop.
“A goldmine of useful advice!”
I just finished reading your guide to buying digital pianos.
Thanks so much for all the advice thus far.
“It gave me clear info what factors should I take into account selecting my first piano”
I’ve found your internet UK Pianos VERY useful. It was the best source of information I was looking for – easy to follow and very consistent. It gave me -as a first piano’s buyer- very clear info what factors should I take into account selecting my first piano. It also helped a lot with not choosing too sofisticated one with too many extras and features I would never use. One would never get such comprehensive and still professional advice from any salesmen in any music store. A section with keyboards comparison re. key touch/sensitivity was specially usefull for me. After reading your brochure I was quite confident what I was looking for, what was important for me, what was not – while buying my keyboard.
After one month of playing my Yamaha P-95 I played real upright piano CALISIA. Touch and sound exposure was very similar, and it was even easier to play acoustic piano rather than DP. I think it gives a good opinion about digital p. vs. acoustic ones.
Afterwords playing d.p. is a good fun for me, much better than I have thought and I would expect.
Thank you Graham for a great job.
Jerzy Skopinski from Poland
“Because of your information I knew what they were talking about in the piano shop”
Your piano information was invaluable when choosing a digital piano recently. I went from complete novice to feeling confident that I knew what I was doing which is rather important when spending this amount of money!
Your guide was very clear and cut through all the jargon and as a result I knew what they were talking about in the piano shop and could ask the right questions and understand the answers.
“The UK Pianos website is all anyone needs to make a proper decision”
“Your information book proved to be invaluable”
When we started thinking about getting a digital piano about a year ago your information book proved to be invaluable.
I felt it empowered me to make an informed decision.
I also got a lot of useful information from customers’ comments on your site.
In the end I was very happy to order from you and felt I was dealing with a trustworthy vendor.
“Your advice on which digital piano to purchase was excellent”
Your advice on which digital piano to purchase was excellent. You gave me all the pro and cons regarding makes and performance. The piano has been in my possession for just over a year and am truly satisfied with its performance.
I shall certainly recommend your service to friends should they need to purchase a piano/keyboard.
Simply loads of really useful advice. No sales pressure. Just seems to want to help you make the right choice and enjoy your piano.
Very much appreciated, thank you
Without the help from Graham Howard information, I wouldn’t feel confident enough to venture into a shop and ask the right questions or be able to decide what is good my son’s choice of piano.
Thank you very much for your guidance.
Mrs. Faize Rumble
“An honest appraisal of electric pianos”
An honest appraisal of electric pianos what to look for and what to avoid.
Questions answered quickly
“Outstanding Help For A Novice Purchaser”
The information and advice from UK Pianos was very helpful, particularly in explaining the meanings and the implications of the numerous jargon terms on digital pianos.
This enabled me to really understand and rank the available products according to what was important to me.
My daughter now has a piano that suits her perfectly and I am pleased that I made a good choice.
“Informative and extraordinarily comprehensive”
I’ve found your book very informative and extraordinarily comprehensive. It has helped me turn away from the idea of buying a used piano from Ebay and instead to strongly consider buying the recommended Broadway piano.
“Excellent piano guide”
I wanted to buy a piano for my son in primary school. I have no music training and was clueless about pianos. Graham’s piano guide helped me to learn about different models and what to look out for.
I bought a mid range yamaha which is perfect for our needs.
Thank you very much for the guide, without which I would have been lost.”
“Thank you UK pianos!”
Graham’s advice was essential reading for me after a year of mulling over what to buy for my first piano. I went for an electric yamaha in the end.
Having spoken to several retailers all with different recommendations, after reading this I felt like I could finally make my own decision based
on some knowledge! Thank you UK pianos!”
“I can’t thank you enough”
I would just like to say how much help i found your piano information when i was considering updating my piano. It is very confusing knowing which piano to buy and I would have found it very difficult to make a good decision without your guidance.
I have been thrilled with the choice I finally made and can’t thank you enough.
“UK Pianos offer the best in-depth advice available from any retailer of digital pianos”
They provide a superb analysis of ALL the digital pianos on the market and provide great detail about all aspects of the instrument – not just the technical stuff, but things which players relate to i.e. tone, key feel and weighting, how many watts do you need etc etc. All this was invaluable to me in making my final short-list and saved me many hours trekking round piano showrooms. It was only because I live in Scotland that I didn’t make my final purchase from them as I didn’t choose to buy such an important item on-line.
Just to thank you for your candid and detailed advice which cuts through so much of the hype about the options available. All the best.
Thank you very much for providing the guide to buying
digital pianos. I congratulate you because you have saved many people
from buying the wrong instrument, and you have helped
them to avoid disappointment.
Your guide has been useful in choosing a piano for my son.
Your help and advice were invaluable when I purchased my Roland piano a few years ago.
With kind regards
“A trusted source of information and helpful advice”
Graham Howard’s advice via ‘7 Things You MUST Know Before You Buy a Digital Piano’ and the ‘Howard Score’ are really one of the few sources of unbiased and knowledgeable guidance available.
As a first time digital piano buyer, the information and tips on what to look for were extremely helpful. All the characteristics that make a traditional piano the accepted yardstick need
pointing out when it comes to buying a digital version – so ‘feel’ and weight of keys, action, amplification, sampling, etc. – all play a vital role. Follow this up with a visit to the
showroom and you’re well on the way to making a decision based on some solid facts.