Features of an Upright Piano

There are 3 main types of pianos in the market, with those being 1) Upright Piano 2) Grand Pianos 3) Digital Pianos. Today, we will be discussing the features of an upright piano and what kind of audience suits playing this instrument.


Upright pianos, also called vertical pianos, are more compact due to the vertical structure of the frame and strings.The hammers move horizontally, and return to their resting position via springs, which are susceptible to degradation. However, with enough care and maintenance, upright pianos can last 40-50 years.


Upright pianos, in general, take up less space than a grand piano, and as such they were a better size for use in private homes for domestic music-making and practice. Students and institutions usually use upright pianos for practice and examinations. Due to their structural design, it is more compact and therefore, easier for transport as well.


Upright pianos are generally less expensive than grand pianos. Upright pianos are widely used in churches, community centers, schools, music conservatories and university music programs as rehearsal and practice instruments, and they are popular models for in-home purchase.

In conclusion, if you are a casual player, then an upright piano would be ideal. Feel free to browse through our catalog of upright pianos here!


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