Boston Organ & Piano is proud to solve many piano teacher’s biggest problem…..where to hold their recitals. Free of charge, BOP makes Signature Hall, a 70 seat performance hall available to ANY teacher for their recitals. The room features a stage, stage lighting AND a magnificent, new, grand piano. It may be a Yamaha, Seiler, Pramberger, or a $100,000 Bosendorfer. The instrument is tuned just before the recital. Students playing their third time at Signature Hall are invited to “sign the wall” in a ceremony after the recital. Their signature joins the likes of Klaus Schimmel of the Schimmel Piano Company, Paulo Fazioli of the Fazioli Piano Company, Joey Kramer of Aerosmith, and 2012 Grammy Nominee Linda Chorney. If you’re a teacher looking for the perfect recital venue, contact Fred Zimmerman at 508/655-1550. We’d love to host your recital.
Most pianos teachers will soon or are already thinking about their student piano recitals. Please remember that Boston Organ & Piano has a 70 seat auditorium with a stage, stage lighting, and a fine concert grand piano all availalbe for use by the general public. For more information call Fred Zimmerman @ 508/655-1550.
That’s my View From the Bench!
Ray Totaro, President
I’ve been a proud member of the Natick Rotary Club for almost thirty years. In that time, the Rotary Club has raised and donated thousands of dollars and contributed thousands of man hours to local, national, and international charities and causes.
Tonight, our club is holding a Casino/Carnival fundraiser. In addition to the games, there will be dancing, food, drink, and more. If you’re looking for a great time while knowing the money you spend will help people in need, I hope you’ll join us tonight.
That’s my View From the Bench
My cousin sent an email blast saying she had visited Rockaway, NY, a city devastated by the hurricane, and saw that the survivors are freezing! She begged for donations of gently used coats and other clothing. I forwarded the email to my family, friends, and business associates.
The result has been overwhelming! I’ll need to use the Boston Organ & Piano delivery truck to get everything to Rockaway next Saturday. Folks who need the clothing will be there to take the garments right off the truck.
If you’d like to help, the truck has more room. Drop off your donations at the store (677 Worcester Rd., Route 9 westbound, Natick, MA) before 5pm Friday and I’ll personally see to it that someone in Rockaway, NY, who desperately needs it gets it.
I look forward to seeing you soon and thank you in advance for your help.
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The entire music industry, everyone from guitar pick manufacturers to piano manufacturers, gets together this week in Anaheim. It’s an opportunity to share ideas with industry friends and to learn what’s new in the music industry.
I’ve attended this convention for more than forty years. Every year I’m dazzled by new products, programs, and the people who create them. I know this year’s convention will be no different.
If there is any product or program you’d like me to check out, let me know. Email me at email@example.com.
That’s my “view from the bench”.
If you haven’t visited our brand new online store, you are in for a treat. A new world of guides, accessories, clubs, and more await you.
There are product guides for portables, digitals, and acoustics. Learning suites. Portable keyboards and music books you can order online. Piano accessories such as piano lamps, caster cups, and locks, and so much more.
And more is to come including LinktoLearn…..live broadcasts on the net that help you learn to play or get more out of your instrument.
A weekly visit to the Boston Organ & Piano Store on our website is a must. You’re on our site now……why not take a look.
That’s my view from bench.
Ray Totaro, President
Boston Organ & Piano
The purchase of a piano or organ has always been the start of a great relationship with our customers. We’ve delighted in providing our owners with super products and services at terrific discounts. We offer a $20 tuning discount and a $13/piano lesson discount just to name a few. Beginning today, we offer piano/organ music at 50% off! to our owners, students, and prospects.
If you’re on our email list, you will be offered a song or an entire music book at ½ price for the week in which the email was received. All you have to do is come and get it! We look forward to seeing you often and hearing your ever expanding repertoire!
PS - If you don’t think we have your email address and would like to recieve these offerings, email me at rtotaro@BostonOrganAndPiano.com
2012 Grammy Nominee, Linda Chorney, will perform at Boston Organ & Piano Sunday, April 22, @ 7 pm. Ms. Chorney, a personal friend of BOP President, Ray Totaro, will be in town to perform the National Anthem @ Fenway Park for Saturday’s Red Sox/Yankees game.
Tickets are only $10 and are on a first come, first served basis. You can order them by phone at 508/655-1550.
Learn more about Linda and hear her music at www.LindaChorney.com
I wish I had a dollar for every adult who has told me “I wish I hadn’t quit taking piano lessons”. A close second is “I wish my parents had not let me quit taking piano lessons”. In more than 40 years in the piano business, I’ve only met one person who claims to be glad they quit piano lessons. My point?
People who play the piano are glad they can. People who can’t play the piano wish they could. Here’s the problem, kids need their parents to see the benefit and provide the opportunity.
There is plenty of science that has proven the benefit to kids of taking piano lessons. Kids who play the piano score an average of 40 points higher on Achievement Tests than kids who don’t play. Kids who play piano can raise their IQ as many as 15 points.
That’s some of the science, but get this. You show me a child who has played a 30 - 45 second piece in a piano recital, I’ll show you a child who is better giving an oral presentation in the 7th grade. Piano lessons are an opportunity to learn about budgeting time. They also do not provide instant, dramatic, results. Kids learn they have to work to achieve.
Boston Organ & Piano proudly provides the very best piano lessons at our European Piano School. You can learn about the school elsewhere on our/this website. Check it out.
There are still opennings available at the European Piano School. I hope you’ll consider lessons for your kids. (And yes, it’s ok if you sign up for yourself!)
That’s how I see it from the bench.
Take a look at the lower left hand corner of our Home Page. You’ll see our Media Center. Here you’ll find videos including manufacturer’s brochure videos and videos about caring for your piano.
I hope you’ll check it out and let me know what you think. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.