The best day in the year is here – National Piano Day

19th March 2018

That’s right National Piano Day is upon us on 29 March. Do you know why it’s annually celebrated on this date? It’s because there are 88 keys (52 white and 36 black) on a piano and 29 March just happens to be the 88th day of the year – genius.

Why celebrate National Piano Day?

Well of course we’re biased because we live and breathe everything about the piano - upright, grand, digital and silent. You name it, we’ve played them, sold them or helped to make them.

The international day provides a platform to raise awareness of piano related projects and for piano enthusiasts. Old, young and all playing abilities will share their experiences and love of the traditional musical instrument.

Piano Day gives an opportunity for the holders of the unused pianos to place them where they can be enjoyed by a lot of people.

For the next couple of weeks there will be a plethora of events taking place to honour the versatile piano and there’s still time for you to organise yours. Simply visit the Piano Day website to find out more - browse through the many events and listen to piano playlists from previous celebrations.

The origin of the piano

In Italy, 1709, a harpsichord manufacturer by the name of Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori is said to have invented the piano. The name had many previous appellations from ‘un cimbalo di cipresso di piano e forte’ to ‘pianoforte’, 'fortepiano' and finally, the easy-to-pronounce 'piano'.

A truly inspirational instrument

The sound of a piano can make a room fall silent, carry a history of stories and instigate immense feelings of joy for those playing the instrument or listening to its sound. Developments of modern features, highly skilled craftsmanship and technology have only improved the great visual appeal and sound quality heard and felt by thousands. Join us to celebrate National Piano Day.

Who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to take up a new hobby playing the piano or realise the need to upgrade or tune your current instrument. Either way, please visit the Broughton Pianos showroom to chat to the team and see how we can help.

Until then, happy National Piano Day.