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 M

The Steinway Grand Piano Model M is a medium grand piano that is great for conservatories and many homes. Designed by Steinway, the piano delivers a rich tone, is responsive in action, and is a manageable size.

The Steinway Grand Piano Model M has an overall width of 57.75” (147 cm) and length of 67” (170 cm). The overall floor area of the Steinway Grand Piano Model M is 22.4 ft2 (2.08 m2).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Steinway Grand Piano Model M with width and length measurements
The Steinway Grand Piano Model M is a medium grand piano that is great for conservatories and many homes. Designed by Steinway, the piano delivers a rich tone, is responsive in action, and is a manageable size.

The Steinway Grand Piano Model M has an overall width of 57.75” (147 cm) and length of 67” (170 cm). The overall floor area of the Steinway Grand Piano Model M is 22.4 ft2 (2.08 m2).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Steinway Grand Piano Model M with width and length measurements
Steinway Grand Piano - Model M
Height:
Width:
57.75” | 147 cm
Length:
67” | 170 cm
Depth:
Weight:
606 lb | 275 kg
Area:
22.4 ft2 | 2.08 m2

Classification: Medium Grand

Top of Key Height: 28.125” | 71.5 cm

Materials
Designer
Steinway
Year
1911

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

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Steinway Upright Piano - Model K

The Steinway Upright Piano Model K is known as the professional upright, as it is the choice for professional pianists seeking an upright instrument, and it is perfectly sized for many homes and apartments. The soundboard, designed by Steinway, is larger than those of many grand pianos, delivering a more resonant sound.

The Steinway Upright Piano Model K has an overall width of 60” (152.5 cm) and length of 26.75” (68 cm). The overall floor area of the Steinway Upright Piano Model K is 10.4 ft2 (.97 m2).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Steinway Upright Piano Model K with width, depth, and height dimensions
The Steinway Upright Piano Model K is known as the professional upright, as it is the choice for professional pianists seeking an upright instrument sized for many homes and apartments. The soundboard, designed by Steinway, is larger than those of many grand pianos, delivering a more resonant sound.

The Steinway Upright Piano Model K has an overall width of 60” (152.5 cm) and length of 26.75” (68 cm). The overall floor area of the Steinway Upright Piano Model K is 10.4 ft2 (.97 m2).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Steinway Upright Piano Model K with width, depth, and height dimensions
Steinway Upright Piano - Model K
Height:
Width:
60” | 152.5 cm
Length:
26.75” | 68 cm
Depth:
Weight:
650 lb | 295 kg
Area:
10.4 ft2 | .97 m2

Classification: Upright

Materials
Designer
Steinway
Year
1903

Drawings include:
Steinway Upright Piano Model K side elevation, front, plan

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Steinway Upright Piano - Model Z

The Steinway Upright Piano Model Z is a piano with a beautiful tone and smooth touch. Built and designed by Steinway, the excellent scale design and construction is solid and durable.

The Steinway Upright Piano Model Z has an overall width of 58” (148 cm) and length of 23” (59 cm). The overall floor area of the Steinway Upright Piano Model Z is 8.9 ft2 (.83 m2).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Steinway Upright Piano Model Z labeled with width, depth and height in plan and elevation
The Steinway Upright Piano Model Z is a piano with a beautiful tone and smooth touch. Built and designed by Steinway, the excellent scale design and construction is solid and durable.

The Steinway Upright Piano Model Z has an overall width of 58” (148 cm) and length of 23” (59 cm). The overall floor area of the Steinway Upright Piano Model Z is 8.9 ft2 (.83 m2).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Steinway Upright Piano Model Z labeled with width, depth and height in plan and elevation
Steinway Upright Piano - Model Z
Height:
Width:
58” | 148 cm
Length:
23” | 59 cm
Depth:
Weight:
480 lb | 218 kg
Area:
8.9 ft2 | .83 m2

Classification: Upright

Materials
Designer
Steinway
Year
1938

Drawings include:
Steinway Upright Piano Model Z side elevation, front, 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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Steinway Grand Piano - Model C

The Steinway Grand Piano Model C differs from the Steinway Grand Piano Model D only in size. Designed by Steinway, the piano offers a versatile range of sounds, a soft piano to a powerful forte; the Model C puts no restraints on the pianists’ creativity!

The Steinway Grand Piano Model C has an overall width of 60” (152.5 cm) and length of 89” (226 cm). The overall floor area of the Steinway Grand Piano Model C is 29.6 ft2 (2.75 m2).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Steinway Grand Piano Model C with width and length measurements
The Steinway Grand Piano Model C differs from the Steinway Grand Piano Model D only in size. Designed by Steinway, the piano offers a versatile range of sounds, a soft piano to a powerful forte; the Model C puts no restraints on the pianists’ creativity!

The Steinway Grand Piano Model C has an overall width of 60” (152.5 cm) and length of 89” (226 cm). The overall floor area of the Steinway Grand Piano Model C is 29.6 ft2 (2.75 m2).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Steinway Grand Piano Model C with width and length measurements
Steinway Grand Piano - Model C
Height:
Width:
60” | 152.5 cm
Length:
89” | 226 cm
Depth:
Weight:
900 lb | 408 kg
Area:
29.6 ft2 | 2.75 m2

Classification: Concert Grand

Top of Key Height: 28.125” | 71.5 cm

Materials
Designer
Steinway
Year
1878

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

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