In August 2012, Willis Music began a partnership with Steinway and Sons. As a result of this partnership, Willis Music is currently the only authorized dealer of Steinway pianos in the Greater Cincinnati area. I recently had the opportunity to travel to New York City to be introduced to this American institution. It was a great opportunity to be able to meet the Steinway family. I had the chance to tour the factory where Steinway pianos are built, the same way they have been constructed for over 150 years. I was truly amazed at the artistry and pride that goes into each piano they create. Each component is carefully planned, crafted by hand, and held to the highest standards. The people who work in the factory take enormous pride in the pianos they create. This pride is evident in the unmatched sound quality of a Steinway piano. The Eastgate Mall location of Willis Music has a fine selection of grand pianos available for you to come in and experience the quality and craftsmanship of these instruments.
The first step in building a Steinway piano is the “rim bending.” This amazing process involves a team of people working together to make the case of a piano from hardwood maple. This team works to mold the maple into the shape of what will eventually become a Steinway piano.