Beavercreek Piano Teachers Association

Passing our love of music onto our children through piano education.

Music Trivia

Did you know...

in 1709, the Italian Harpsichord maker Bartolomeo Cristofori constructed the world's first piano. However, the piano did not become the instrument we know today until a German builder, Gottfried Silbermann worked on it around 1730.

Today's Concert Grand is 9 feet long, a little over 3 feet tall and weighs more than 1000 pounds with almost 1000 working parts!

There is more than 2 TONS of pressure on the strings inside the piano.

The piano in Chopin's time only had 85 keys.

The Latin word "opus" means "work"

The abbreviation BWV in a Bach piece stands for a long German word; Bachwerkeverzeichnis - which means "Bach work catalog."