I’m all about providing my daughter with tools to inspire creativity. She’s very similar to me in that she loves art and music. Having been trained to play classical piano since elementary school, music is and will always be a huge part of my life and I would love for it to be that way for my daughter, as well. I’ve always said that I will not force her to take lessons so I thought I would start small with a Schoenhut Toy Piano to see how she likes it.
Disclosure: I received a free piano in exchange for blog coverage. Any opinion expressed in this article is based on my experience with the product and is not influenced by compensation.
Schoenhut Piano Company – est. 1872 – is the leader in the world of toy pianos. Originally intended for children only, their pianos are award-winning, top quality, wooden, classic toys that have been passed down for generations and are also available at all major online retailers and specialty toy shops worldwide. Over the years, more and more professional artists have composed music especially for toy piano and they’ve created quite a following of unique and talented adult musicians who adore their Schoenhut toy piano. The Schoenhut piano is the first toy to be played at Carnegie Hall and a Schoenhut also made an appearance and performed on stage with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in January, 2014. Visit the www.toypianoworld.com blog for more.
My (almost) three-year old is loving her pink baby grand piano from Schoenhut. She felt very intimidated sitting at mommy’s big piano and this is just right for her. The wood, keys and paint are very nice quality and I can see this little piano lasting for generations. Here’s a little video of my daughter singing her version of “Royals by Lorde” on her Schoenhut Toy Piano:
I really like that the piano is big enough for kids but small enough so that it doesn’t take up too much space in the house. I can easily tuck it away in the corner when cleaning up and my daughter can easily pull it back out to play it.
As I previously mentioned, Schoenhut Toy Pianos can be found at online retailers and specialty toy shops worldwide. Here’s a brief list of some of the retailers.
latanya t says
No, I do not play any instruments
Piper Leigh says
No I don't, sure wish I did though.
Clarissa Hooper says
Only air instruments! 😉
I played the flute as a child
Rebecca Xavier says
I have never played a musical instrument.
Christy Colln says
yes, drums (snare, bass and set) and marimba/vibes/xylophone also random percussion instruments
i use to play trumpet in school. i miss it sometimes. i want my son to play an instrument.
I played the violin and trumpet in middle school I wish I had kept it up. I hope my boys will have an interest in music.
Michele R. says
I played drums back in high school, but havent' banged on any in years.
I played the clarinet in grade school. I was no good. 🙂
I played the clarinet when I was a kid.
Jenny Pizana says
My husband plays the guitar
no, i wish i did/
Rebecca Parsons says
No not musical talent, I am taking lessons for guitar but far from able to play it.
jodi reese says
I do not play any musical instruments.
I played sax and trombone all through highschool and dabbled in guitar in college but nothing regularly now!
Angela snoozy says
No, I've never learned to play any instruments.
I play the harmonica.
Denise Taylor-Dennis says
I played the clarinet and accordion as a child but I don't play any more.
Cassandra Eastman says
I played the piano for 8 years, but that's all I can play!
Momma Needs Coffee says
I don't play any instruments.
rachel jenkins says
wish i did
Wendy Jabkowski says
What a cool toy, would love for my son!
Anne Stewart says
this is so cool!!!
Ashley Garrett Nolan says
Once upon a time, I played the flute, but nothing seriously now. I just like to play for fun with my daughter!
I play the piano! My dad taught me when I was little…and still love to play today!
I took a piano class in high school, but I struggled with learning to read music, so I did not stick with it. My husband, however, is very musically inclined and plays many instruments and would love for our children to learn piano.
I took piano lessons for years, but stopped in junior high. Still can't resist playing whenever I see an open keyboard!
I do not play any instruments but my husband played drums, guitar, and keyboard. My kids (ages 3 and 1) love music!
Kimberly Bauer says
I used to play the flute, I'm not very good anymore.
Kiley Payne says
I know how to play the clarinet & flute. I haven't played in years though.