"When I started learning the piano, I bought a hybrid digital piano. I was told by my previous teacher they were an acceptable alternative to acoustic pianos. He came to my home for lessons, so I never had a chance to play on pianos other than my own.
When I got to the exam, I finally played on a grand piano. But I didn't perform as well as I would have liked. I felt so disoriented because everything was different - the touch, the sound, the keys were much narrower. I didn't even know where to begin. It was like playing a completely different instrument.
Now that I'm at W Piano Studio, I have my weekly lessons on a Bechstein grand piano, and it's a definite game changer. In the beginning I had to recalibrate my playing for the grand piano, but ever since I got used to it I wish I had the space for one at home."
Fraser, current student