The piano is a musical string and percussion instrument utilized in classical and contemporary music genres. Invented around the year 1700, the piano draws inspiration from the harpsichord and the clavichord. A piano has a minimum of 88 keys; 52 white or natural keys and 36 black or accidental keys. While most pianos are grand or baby grand pianos, there are also smaller versions such as upright pianos, keyboards, and spinets. Heard in a variety of both classical and contemporary music genres, pianos are famously used in the music of composers and artists like Mozart, Queen, Elton John, and countless more. Pianos are often found in residential living rooms, hotel lobbies, restaurants, and concert halls.

How many keys are on a piano?

There are 88 keys on a modern acoustical piano; 52 white keys and 36 black keys. Electric pianos may have less keys than this depending.

How do you tune a piano?

Tuning a piano involves using a tuning lever to adjust the tension of the strings. An electronic chromatic tuner can be used as a reference of how the notes should sound according to the tone it hears from the piano. Lastly, a mute is a tool used to mute strings not being tuned. Focus should begin on the middle octave and lead to comparing octaves.

How long does it take to learn piano?

Learning melodies and the basics can be done in a few weeks time, but reaching an advanced level can take up to ten years or more. It is entirely dependent on how well one wishes to play (level of achievement), amount of time put into practice, and the instructor if one seeks outside help.


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Steinway Grand Piano - Model A

The Steinway Grand Piano Model A delivers a grand sound that is powerful and warm. Designed by Steinway, the material construction of the solid spruce soundboard, modeled after those of violins, allows the sound to resonate freely and efficiently.

The Steinway Grand Piano Model A has an overall width of 57.75” (147 cm) and length of 74” (188 cm). The overall floor area of the Steinway Grand Piano Model A is 24.3 ft2 (2.26 m2).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Steinway Grand Piano Model A labeled with width and length in plan and elevation
The Steinway Grand Piano Model A delivers a grand sound that is powerful and warm. Designed by Steinway, the material construction of the solid spruce soundboard, modeled after those of violins, allows the sound to resonate freely and efficiently.

The Steinway Grand Piano Model A has an overall width of 57.75” (147 cm) and length of 74” (188 cm). The overall floor area of the Steinway Grand Piano Model A is 24.3 ft2 (2.26 m2).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Steinway Grand Piano Model A labeled with width and length in plan and elevation
Steinway Grand Piano - Model A
Height:
Width:
57.75” | 147 cm
Length:
74” | 188 cm
Depth:
Weight:
695 lb | 315 kg
Area:
24.3 ft2 | 2.26 m2

Classification: Salon Grand

Top of Key Height: 28.125” | 71.5 cm

Materials
Designer
Steinway
Year
1878

Drawings include:
Steinway Grand Piano (Model A) side elevation, front, plan

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Steinway Grand Piano - Model L

The Steinway Grand Piano Model L is considered a baby grand piano, and some piano technicians often refer to it as the “smallest concert grand”. While the Model L may not be able to match the depth and volume of the B, C, or D models, many professional pianists choose this model for their home, or as a practice piano for the beautiful tone, volume, and touch.

The Steinway Grand Piano Model L has an overall width of 58” (148 cm) and length of 70.5” (179 cm). The overall floor area of the Steinway Grand Piano Model L is 23 ft2 (2.14 m2).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Steinway Grand Piano Model L labeled with width and length in plan and elevation
The Steinway Grand Piano Model L is considered a baby grand piano, and some piano technicians often refer to it as the “smallest concert grand”. While the Model L may not be able to match the depth and volume of the B, C, or D models, many professional pianists choose this model for their home.

The Steinway Grand Piano Model L has an overall width of 58” (148 cm) and length of 70.5” (179 cm). The overall floor area of the Steinway Grand Piano Model L is 23 ft2 (2.14 m2).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Steinway Grand Piano Model L labeled with width and length in plan and elevation
Steinway Grand Piano - Model L
Height:
Width:
58” | 148 cm
Length:
70.5” | 179 cm
Depth:
Weight:
610 lb | 277 kg
Area:
23 ft2 | 2.14 m2

Classification: Living Room Grand

Top of Key Height: 28.125” | 71.5 cm

Materials
Designer
Steinway
Year
1923-2005

Drawings include:
Steinway Grand Piano Model L side elevation, front, plan

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Steinway Grand Piano - Model S

The Steinway Grand Piano Model S is a baby grand piano designed in 1930 to deliver the majesty of the Steinway sound into any space. Designed by Steinway, the Model S is the smallest of the Steinway grand pianos.

The Steinway Grand Piano Model S has an overall width of 57.75” (147 cm) and length of 61” (155 cm). The overall floor area of the Steinway Grand Piano Model S is 20.3 ft2 (1.89 m2).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Steinway Grand Piano Model S with width and length dimensions
The Steinway Grand Piano Model S is a baby grand piano designed in 1930 to deliver the majesty of the Steinway sound into any space. Designed by Steinway, the Model S is the smallest of the Steinway grand pianos.

The Steinway Grand Piano Model S has an overall width of 57.75” (147 cm) and length of 61” (155 cm). The overall floor area of the Steinway Grand Piano Model S is 20.3 ft2 (1.89 m2).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Steinway Grand Piano Model S with width and length dimensions
Steinway Grand Piano - Model S
Height:
Width:
57.75” | 147 cm
Length:
61” | 155 cm
Depth:
Weight:
555 lb | 252 kg
Area:
20.3 ft2 | 1.89 m2

Classification: Baby Grand

Top of Key Height: 28.125” | 71.5 cm

Materials
Designer
Steinway
Year
1935

Drawings include:
Steinway Grand Piano Model S side elevation, front, plan

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Steinway Grand Piano - Model D
Side elevation drawing of a male pianist playing the Steinway Concert Grand Piano (Model D)

Built by Steinway and Sons in 1884, the Model D Piano is an excellent choice for most pianists and is proudly featured in places such as concert halls. Unlike before, where the Model D was common with institutions and music schools, today, more people have them within private homes for entertaining guests with a more intimate performance and setting. Musicians love this piano because of its spine-tingling timbre and majestic size. The Model D piano is used as a musical tool for performance and public entertainment in international concerts, galleries, or to benefit a local cultural community.

The Steinway Grand Piano (Model D) has a height of 77" (196 cm), width of 61.75" (156 cm), and length of 107.75" (274 cm).

Dimensioned plan and elevation drawings of the Steinway Grand Piano (Model D) with dimensions for width and length
Built by Steinway and Sons in 1884, the Model D Piano is an excellent choice for most pianists and is proudly featured in places such as concert halls. Musicians love this piano because of its timbre and majestic size. Today, the Model D is commonly found in homes, institutions and music schools.

The Steinway Grand Piano (Model D) has a height of 77" (196 cm), width of 61.75" (156 cm), and length of 107.75" (274 cm).

Dimensioned plan and elevation drawings of the Steinway Grand Piano (Model D) with dimensions for width and length
Steinway Grand Piano - Model D
Height:
Width:
61.75” | 156 cm
Length:
107.75” | 274 cm
Depth:
Weight:
990 lb | 480 kg
Area:
36.4 ft2 | 3.38 m2

Classification: Concert Grand
Top of Key Height: 28.125” | 71.5 cm

Materials
Designer
Steinway
Year
1884

Drawings include:
Steinway Grand Piano Model D side elevation, font, side (pianist), plan

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Steinway Grand Piano - Model B

The Steinway Grand Piano Model B is a classic grand piano referred to by pianists as “the perfect piano”. Steinway designed the piano to be balanced and versatile, and it can be used in refined homes, teaching studios, and mid-sized venues to deliver a rich sound.

The Steinway Grand Piano Model B has an overall width of 58” (148 cm) and length of 83” (211 cm). The overall floor area of the Steinway Grand Piano Model B is 26.4 ft2 (2.45 m2).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Steinway Grand Piano Model B labeled with width and length in plan and elevation
The Steinway Grand Piano Model B is a classic grand piano referred to by pianists as “the perfect piano”. Steinway designed the piano to be balanced and versatile, and it can be used in refined homes, teaching studios, and mid-sized venues to deliver a rich sound.

The Steinway Grand Piano Model B has an overall width of 58” (148 cm) and length of 83” (211 cm). The overall floor area of the Steinway Grand Piano Model B is 26.4 ft2 (2.45 m2).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Steinway Grand Piano Model B labeled with width and length in plan and elevation
Steinway Grand Piano - Model B
Height:
Width:
58” | 148 cm
Length:
83” | 211 cm
Depth:
Weight:
760 lb | 345 kg
Area:
26.4 ft2 | 2.45 m2

Classification: Classic Grand

Top of Key Height: 28.125” | 71.5 cm

Materials
Designer
Steinway
Year
1878

Drawings include:
Steinway Grand Piano Model B side elevation, front, plan

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