Ever since I started learning to play piano at the age of 6, I have always preferred the sound of Kawai pianos. You could quite reasonably think this is just a product of the fact that I learned to play on Kawai instruments but now that I have many years of developing my musician’s ear, I still love the tone of a Kawai more than any other make.

In September 2018, I introduced a digital piano into my studio to complement my Kawai baby grand. The aim being to allow me and my students to more easily record pieces to upload to their Student Workbook on my website. This has been a great success with the Workbook feature getting good feedback and lots of use from my students. I have since expanded the Workbooks area to include video recordings as well, again to good feedback.

Today I have upgraded the digital piano to a new Kawai CN-39, one of Kawai’s newest digital pianos.


The Touch of a Grand Piano

The CN39 digital piano’s Responsive Hammer III (RHIII) action recreates the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano, with its realistic movement and accurate 3-sensor technology providing a smooth, natural, and highly responsive piano playing experience.

Kawai RH3 internal

The Sound of a Grand Piano

The CN39 digital piano captures the magnificent tone of Kawai’s flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX full concert grand piano. Widely regarded as the ‘premier pianos of Japan’, Shigeru Kawai instruments grace the stages of concert halls and musical institutions throughout the world, and are prized for their exceptional tonal clarity. In addition, the CN39 also features the distinctive sound of Kawai’s highly acclaimed EX concert grand piano, which has frequently been selected by professional pianists in such prestigious events as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rubinstein international piano competitions, among others.

Superior ONKYO 4-speaker output system

Unrivalled in its price range, the CN39 features an impressive 4-way system designed by ONKYO to reproduce the harmonic spectrum of an acoustic piano. Lower range frequencies are delivered through the underside of the instrument, while mid and high frequencies are projected outward via top-mounted speakers, closely mirroring the sound projection of a grand piano.

Playing this piano is an absolute pleasure from the feel of the keyboard to the tonal reproduction of Kawai’s high end acoustic pianos. It also has all of the modern connectivity options I need to enable smoother integration with the Student Workbooks.

I cannot wait to hear what my students will play for me on this new piano when the new term starts today 6th, September 2019.

If you would like to take your very first piano lesson or add to your existing piano education, please book a lesson with me today, you can book online.

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