Below are public testimonials, comments, and reviews of my blog and my personal services. Take a look and see what other people have to say...there are a lot of them:)
I've been getting testimonials for many years and literally have received hundreds of them by email, telephone, and on various blog reviews that I have done. I don't normally like to "pat myself on the back" when it comes to all the positive reviews we (my son Erik & I) get from people. I created and maintain my digital piano review & news blog to help piano shoppers, and not for any other purpose other than to help support my 7 year old Grandson Dylan and his continued issues and expenses from an earlier battle with Leukemia.
A number of people have suggested over the years that I allow individuals to post testimonials on my blog in one convenient area, so that's what this is for. If you want to share something about your piano experiences with me so that other people can read it and have it be helpful to them, you are welcome to and I encourage you to post your thoughts in the comments section below.
So go ahead and scroll to the bottom of this page and please leave your testimonial there for everyone to see! It will help others know that they can trust the advice I give them when it comes to pianos, music, learning, and the importance of it in people's lives. By the way, the oldest testimonials are on top and the newer ones towards the bottom. Thank you so much for visiting!
JULY 6, 2011
I spent a good 3+ hours with the MP10 last night and I continue to be really impressed. While it's not a Steinway grand, the MP10 has the best feel and action I have ever encountered in a digital piano. Really, Kawai has changed the way I think about the keys on a digital piano. I used to look at the digital piano and asked how "realistic" the keys felt. With the MP10, it's not a question of realism, because the keys are real - instead, it's matter of personal preference, just like with any acoustic piano. Frankly, that's just incredible.
The feel and response of the MP10 is definitely far superior to the Kimball spinet we owned growing up. I think the MP10 has a feel comparable to (or superior to) most of the middle to higher quality Baldwin, Kawai and Yamaha uprights I played in high school. I really like the way the keys have a subtle softness that I associate with high-end pianos - firm with a real meatiness to them, yet forgiving without feeling muddy.
The onboard sounds are excellent as well - the main piano sounds are pretty what I had hoped for. Combined with the Rockit 6 monitors you recommended, the MP10 sounds like a piano should sound.
I am tremendously happy with it and so incredibly glad I stumbled across your blog.
So, thank you again for all your help. I really really appreciate it.
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how wonderful the Kawai MP6 is, and how much I appreciate you helping me figure out what to get. I couldn't be happier, and find myself grinning from ear to ear, up in the middle of the night with my headphones glued to my head. Rocking out to Mozart and Tchaikovsky in the classical piano settings, lounge lizard jazz in the 60's EP, and composing wild things with the other ones. Most of the sound samples are undeniably amazing.Thank you Thank you!! I guess really needed a relaxing creative outlet.
MARCH 24, 2012
Thank you for providing your professional advice since I left a comment on Nov, 2011. I checked three local major chain stores thinking they would provide after sales service better than purchase online. I was wrong. The local stores do not have 20% of the product knowledge you possess. The post-sales support was wishy-washy. They don't even know about the special extended manufacturer's warranty, not to talk about if something goes wrong in case of a damage in the delivery. You made it all happen with the most positive experience. You spent the time to make sure everything goes right and the iPad & PC connections for self-learning, I could not use any word to express my gratitude. They all integrated beautifully according to your clear and precise instructions. For an adult who gave up piano learning 34 years ago and be able to pick up where was left off. This is a miracle. I'm actually learning the first page of Chopin Concerto #1 movement 2 – Romance on my own with the help of other iPad apps and PC software (a.k.a. Finale etc.). I'm lucky to find your blog on the Internet. It has been my luck getting to know you and be able to enjoy life with music! I will refer others to contact you for digital piano investment and consulting. Good teaching and selling!
MARCH 28th, 2012
I received the Piano in good condition and was able to assemble it successfully.
Am very glad that I was able to find you in my piano search. You are savior for people like us who were clueless on piano purchases. When I mentioned to one of my colleagues, he just said "You are an angel", esp on knowing the entire purchase process. I was just smiling when I heard that.
Thanks a lot for your wonderful support. Now I know where to go when me or my friends need to buy a Piano in future.
APRIL 17th, 2012
our piano has arrived and is set up - it is AWESOME!!! :-) We are very happy with the piano sound, and also the way it looks in our living room.
The kids are fighting to play on it... I hope it stays that way.
JUNE 7, 2012
I have received my MP10 and it is wonderful. I set it up and everything is working great! You helped me so much in buying the right keyboard for me.
JUN 9, 2012
I meant to write earlier to let you know that we got the package and are very satisfied with the overall experience. My daughter and I made good progress with piano...we've been playing duet of "Ode to Joy!"
Thanks again for making the entire piano purchase experience a very positive one. I will highly recommend you to my friends!
JULY 22, 2012
Got the piano. LOVE, LOVE it!!!!!!!!!
I cannot believe how real it feels.
All my kids have been playing it since the minute we put it together. Thanks so much for the help.
JULY 30, 2012
Everyone is excited. You clearly exceeded our expectation in our piano buying experience.
I'll definitely do business with you again or recommend you to anybody I run into that wants to buy a piano!
SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
The world of piano's is quit complex I have to say. Nowadays there is too much choice, which is a good thing though but not always easy especially for a beginner like me ;-) Thanks to your website I've found the information I was looking for :-) So thank you very much again for sharing your knowledge and all your time and effort you put into the website also with replying emails even for free.
Wish you all the best!
OCTOBER 11, 2012
Thank you very much for the arrangement. The piano arrived safely yesterday and we will assemble the stand tonight. It will be really exciting to hear the sound and warm up my rusty fingers.
Thank you very much for your wonderful help.
NOVEMBER 2, 2012
You and your son have been very helpful. I read nearly every word on your blog and several conversations with your son Eric. The blog gave me the confidence to purchase the right piano for my daughter. Eric was professional, helpful, and a pleasure too. FYI: We purchased the Roland KR115. We think we optimized value (pianos capability & style with cost). In a few years after our daughter becomes more proficient we hope to purchase an acoustic. Take care and thank you again. We will recommend your blog and business to others.
NOVEMBER 4, 2012
Hello again Erik and Tim,
I have received my keyboard and I am still getting used to it but so far I am impressed. Thank you for all of your help.
I have very much enjoyed working with you and buying my keyboard through you. I think the reviews you write are a valuable resource for the diligent consumer and I am fortunate to have come across your site while researching pianos.
- Joe Raciti
NOVEMBER 9, 2012
Purchasing my keyboard from Erik and your company has proven to be a wise and worthwhile investment, both from a cost savings and support perspective. A lot of vendors advertise these qualities, but few often deliver. This incident confirms that I made the right choice where to purchase my keyboard from.
NOVEMBER 18, 2012
My wife and I were in the market for a relatively low cost piano when we came across your webpage and read the reviews. When we came to the end there was an update suggesting we look at the Casio Privia PX-850. We're usually very cautious of everything we read on the internet, but in this case your review was compelling and we ordered the PX-850 with guarded optimism. The piano arrived a few days later and we spent an hour getting it assembled and set up for use. As my wife began to play the first few notes I was amazed at the sound. More importantly, I saw a smile begin to form on my wife's face. (We bought a new Yamaha CVP, the baby grand model, about five years ago for many thousands of dollars.) My wife's first comment was that the PX-850 plays and sounds better than the Clavinova. She was amazed at the tactile feel of the keys as well. Your review and enthusiastic recommendation were right on. We are so glad we found your site and took your advice.
Jim and Sharon
DECEMBER 12, 2012
Dear Mr. Praskins,
I received the package this afternoon. Thank you. Buying the piano from you is definitely the most wonderful business I've ever had.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful holidays, Mr. Praskins.
DECEMBER 16, 2012
First, I received the piano on Thursday, 12/13. A day early. It’s fantastic for the money that I’ve paid. It’s exactly as you described. The touch of the keys and the sound for that kind of money is just incredible. Chopin, Beethoven and me are smiling.
I thank you for all of your assistance and recommendation.
Lastly, I wish you enjoyable Holidays and a healthy, prosperous and Happy New Year!
JANUARY 22, 2013
Dear Tim and Erik:
Thank you for all your help and super service getting the piano to me. It is up and running at the church house and I thank you and GOD for bringing it when it came. Thanks again. GOD bless you both and all yours.
Rev. Chuck Yost
Grand Rapids, MI
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