Want to Know How Listening to Music Helps Your Memory?
Music is the gift that just keeps giving. Did you know it protects against memory problems and cognitive decline too?
Seniors who play music while doing other activities stay focused for longer. And those with a musical background have a significantly better working memory than those who don’t. Great news - for as we saw in the last article, it’s never too late to learn an instrument.
Read on to discover how music even sparks memories - something your favourite pop icons can attest to.
As a mindfulness exercise, you sat down at your piano today and played. And the noise from the world just slipped away.
You hadn’t played for a while but it didn’t matter. Once learnt it’s never forgotten. A golfer repeatedly swings a club to create an automatic response. And so, you learned with hours of character-building piano practise: both loved and hated in equal measure. Now playing today is a peaceful mind exercise.
How to be an Innovative Leader in Artistic Excellence for 45 years
Edelweiss has established itself as an innovative leader in self-playing pianos. These high-end grand pianos complete any home. It was an eye for excellence and an artistic flair for improving on perfection that saw Mr Norman start the business nearly 50 years ago. He was helped by a cabinet maker father-in-law, his loving wife and a kitchen table. Only six months on from being a working physicist wanting his piano tuned, so he could sing for his supper, he had come a long, long way.
To choose a bespoke gift is to choose a durable memento of your love story. It brings your very dreams to reality with the help of an expert craftsman. Made to measure and fitting for the unique individual. It’s the only way to gift: to bring love to life.
A passion for music, an understanding of design and a flair for unique creative expression drive everything we do at Edelweiss.
Having mastered our craft a long time ago we’ve embraced piano legacy to create the future. In everything we do, we blur the line between traditional musical craft, unique cutting-edge design and fantastical art. We understand that a piano is about more than just music. It’s about art, design, style and above all, it’s about expressing yourself in a uniquely personal way. Whether it’s unique colour, a specific style or a certain veneer that makes something personally significant and special for you, Edelweiss will make your bespoke musical art piece just for you.
Create exclusive entertainment opportunities with an Edelweiss self-playing piano
Music is such a key part of any event. Weddings, birthdays, family get-togethers, dinner parties, cocktail nights … and with an Edelweiss self-playing piano, any evening you host takes on a whole new dimension!
From Conception to Delivery: How To Create Your Custom Piano
As mesmerising as it may feel at times, we know that there is a tried and tested journey that we all need to follow to help us arrive at the perfect custom piano solution for our specific requirements. Your unique musical masterpiece as we like to refer to it here at Edelweiss Pianos.
There is a unique power in live music that creates a distinct sense of welcome, relaxation and happiness into any home anywhere in the world - almost impossible to put into words, at Edelweiss Pianos we call this the 4th Dimension of Music.
Introducing the world’s first multi-coloured 'Elmer the Elephant' piano! Just like the cheerful character from the children’s storybook, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year this piano rejects the idea of just 'blending in'.
Cherishing Happy Memories with an Edelweiss Self-Playing Piano
There's nothing like great music to kick off a good time and bring back to life some of our happiest memories. Music does so much in us and for us as humans: it can help relieve stress, reduce anxiety, calm our nerves, focus our minds, encourage exercise, increase our heart rate and make us feel so much better!
Following in on from our 'January is Full of Colour' update earlier this year - our team is delighted to continue handcrafting totally bespoke piano and musical masterpieces for our clients. Each Edelweiss Piano is an original in it's own right and the design creativity of our customers continues to inspire our master artisans to keep pushing the boundaries of our craft and continuously build and deliver exceptional pianos all over the globe.
Did you know that 99% of our lasting impression of anything we experience is made subconsciously in the first 9 seconds ...!
For example, think of when you last met someone for the first time: you had never met each other before and approached the meeting as strangers - what was the first thing you noticed about that person? Would you like to meet them again or rather steer well clear and hope your paths do not cross anywhere in the near future?
A self-playing piano's touchweight underlies both these totally contrasting scenarios: (1) This piano feels so light and easy to play, it's amazing! (2) Wow, this piano feels so heavy ... I have to work so hard to play this. But what actually is 'touchweight'?
We all know that feeling, we're just chillin' and then our favourite song starts to play. No matter what the day's been like, how you're feeling at the moment or what ever is looming over you tomorrow - right now, that song has made your mood perfect and you're just running and ready to rock & roll!
It's the perfect scenario? A stunning room, bursting with natural light and delightfully complemented with a large well stocked bar, sculptural snooker table, great colour combinations, tasteful contemporary light fixtures, sumptuous furniture, a superb gym as well??
BREAKING NEWS : The Edelweiss Piano Collection Is Coming
Ladies & Gentlemen, this is a defining moment for Edelweiss Pianos in 2019. Always at the forefront of the piano industry, courageously pushing musical boundaries, our company has a reputation for continuous innovation, exceptional piano designs and beautiful instruments.
Never forgetting the centuries old heritage of fine piano making and always respecting of the legacy of piano ownership we believe in continuing the very best of time-proven processes and intertwining it with the unique manufacturing capabilities of the 21st century to always be creating the pianos of the future. This exciting announcement is no exception.
Edelweiss Pianos are proud to be a British piano manufacturer renowned for the sonorous European tone of our instruments.
Warm, pleasant and typically more mellow than the what are known as 'Asian' sounding instruments: every component of every Edelweiss Self-Playing Piano has been deliberately and carefully specified by our master piano technicians.
It's a question we hear so often: Will my self-playing piano be OK in my house with central heating ...?
Before we answer this question, we need to clarify where this whole piano vs central heating debate has come from and what actually does and does not affect your custom piano when you adjust the heating in your home.
What do your happiest moments, your best memories, a totally relaxing evening, and the most amazing sunset all have in common? They can all be enhanced and often brought back to mind with music. Just like the most cherished moments in our life are 'made' by music, at Edelweiss Pianos we believe that music makes a room.
2019 is well underway, and our self-playing Factory has seen so many exciting explosions of colour that we just had to share some of them with you. From classic black with living coral initials of both husband and wife discreetly recorded under the butterfly wings to a complete Colour of the Year 2019 Living Coral and Sky Blue total custom colour G50 out passionate team have been painstakingly hand-building some truly special pianos. We just wanted to point out three specific examples:
Having mastered our craft a long time ago we've embraced the heritage and piano legacy to create the future. In everything we create, we blur the line between traditional musical craft, unique cutting-edge design and fantastical art.
The smallest acoustic grand piano in the world, the Edelweiss G50 Sygnet is the most popular self-playing grand piano from the Edelweiss Range. Small enough to fit, big enough to perform and all encapsulated in a stunning designer cabinet; the G50 self-playing piano is the perfect musical masterpiece for any interior.
Colour-Matched Perfection with a Custom Edelweiss Self-Playing Piano
That amazing feeling when the final piece falls perfectly into place ... a unique combination of happiness, satisfaction, pride, relief and success all blurring into one euphoric moment. That's what taking delivery of your own, totally custom Edelweiss self-playing piano feels like. This was made exclusively for you. You chose every detail: the size, the colours, the designs.
How to Upload New Music to Your Edelweiss Self-Playing Piano
It's that time of year where the days seem to start dragging on again, you're back at work, back at school, back in the daily grind of life ...
Already the Christmas good cheer feels like an age ago, you had a great party to see the New Year in and your piano really brought your party to life. But now, with all that behind us, why not revitalize your self-playing piano with some new music?
The Best Self-Playing Piano For Anyone, Anywhere In The World
Bring the joy of live music into your home or venue, with a unique self-playing piano for sale from Edelweiss. Listen to your favourite music—magically brought to life—with stunning, pitch-perfect accompaniment from our unique, player pianos. All at the touch of a button. At Edelweiss, we bring the concert to you!
An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral is the 2019 Colour of the Year and we couldn't be more excited!
"I'd like my piano to look 'earthy' and 'natural' so that it really fits in with my interior, kinda like …" our client was searching for how to put this into words "umm … I don't know … could you do a piano in pink marble ...?"
Increase Revenues In Any Hotel Or Restaurant With An Edelweiss Self-Playing Piano
Imagine for yourself for a moment breezing into a hotel lobby, or private suite. The unmistakable tinkle of a live piano. Sinatra’s velveteen voice. Or Elton’s. You feel welcomed. And, you probably want to stay a while.
There's nothing more satisfying than adding a totally unique, personal touch to any interior. Whether specified by the client, or an inspirational suggestion from a designer, at Edelweiss we understand the aura and creative power that a custom piano can bring to any home.
In The News: How To Spend It feature Edelweiss Pianos
Since 1975, we have always pushed the boundaries of what defines a standard piano. Building on the established heritage of traditional piano manufacturing, Edelweiss are paving the way to the future with our totally customisable self-playing pianos.
Piano Black is one of the most well-know colours - used on cars, iPhone cases, tables, light fittings, baths, in fact pretty much anything that could be coloured in black probably has a 'Piano Black' within it's colour options. But none of these items are pianos, so how did 'Piano Black' become such a cliched title?
Beautiful Invisibility - The Edelweiss Transparent Range
The sheer beauty of transparency is undeniable, especially when it is formed into a curvaceous self-playing Edelweiss Piano. From penthouses to 5-star hotels through stunning private beaches to the ultimate cocktail destinations and even in our Harrods showroom: Edelweiss Transparent Pianos can be found all over the globe.
We passionately uphold that a piano is about so much more than just music in everything we do, and it is so exciting when we have the privilege of creating truly special, self-playing pianos for our valued customers.
A Peek Inside! - Edelweiss Workshops on 01st November 2018
We really enjoy showing customers through our workshops and understand that not everyone has the opportunity to actually visit our Cambridge UK Factory. So for the first time ever, we bring our workshop walk-through to you!
Your new Edelweiss Piano has just been delivered - what an exciting time! It looks stunning, plays beautifully and really brings a new dimension to your home: but you may be wondering "how am I supposed to clean it?".
In today's digital age, life seems to just keep moving faster and faster and faster - new ideas come and go, landscapes seem to be continuously changing and fashions shift almost quicker than we can keep up.
What is the Classic British style? Sweeping driveways, red postboxes, country roads, elegant dining rooms, bay windows, afternoon tea, cosy inglenooks, stunning fireplaces ... the list goes on: here in Britain, we have our ways of doing things!
At Edelweiss we want to bring the joy of live music into every interior. We understand that we are all unique individuals in our own right, and feel that our individuality makes the world a more interesting and vibrant place.
What Do I Do if my Edelweiss Piano 'Stops Working'?
As beautiful as an Edelweiss, custom-made piano is, it can be very frustrating if your self-playing piano appears to have 'stopped working’ and is not playing any music for you. This short article covers off the first four troubleshooting checks that our piano technicians will always undertake before ascertaining if any further remedial action is needed.
Since 1975 we have been handbuilding and re-building some of the finest custom pianos this world has ever seen. Now in the 21st century, building on a time-honoured legacy of traditional piano manufacturing Edelweiss are creating the self-playing pianos of the future
Creating My Own Musical Masterpiece: Laura's Story
As humans we are all unique. Deep inside us we have a desire to be recognised for the special, unique individual we really are. We express ourselves in so many different ways: the car we drive, the way we dress, how we talk, the perfume we choose … but more and more we are realising that the ultimate statement of who you are could be your very own, totally custom-built Edelweiss self-playing piano. This is the story of one customer’s bespoke Edelweiss G50 Sygnet.
Have you ever wondered why would anyone want a self-playing piano?
It’s actually a question we hear surprisingly often so we wanted to give some insights from our customers as to why they chose to make the purchase and are now the happy, proud owners of an Edelweiss self-playing piano.
Is your Edelweiss Piano fitted with a Climate Control System? Have you forgotten what maintenance this system needs and when? Or maybe you’ve just had your self-playing piano delivered and would like further information? Either way, this quick article covers off everything you need to know about your custom piano’s Climate Control System.
It seems so magical: you select the song you want on your iPod, hit play and your piano bursts into life! But how does a piano that plays itself work...? This article seeks the remove the complexity and explain as simply as possible the workings of a Self-Playing Piano.
A Sprightly Adventure Through The History Of The Piano
Like most of the best inventions, the piano we see today is the product of a long and laboured line of developments, fuelled by three centuries of enterprising individuals dedicated to solving problems.
BREAKING NEWS - Edelweiss Pianos are at 100% Design
Yes, Edelweiss Pianos really are in two places at once!! In a very last minute arrangement, we are pleased to announce that you can see our self-playing pianos on Stand D216 at the 100% Design Show in Olympia.
So what do we think about when we think about packaging Britishness? The NHS, The BBC or Carry On Movies? So, we decided to come up with a list, maybe it's because it is July and the time of Wimbledon with Strawberries and Cream. After the office brainstorm this is what we came up with!
Between 24-26th May London’s Clerkenwell area hosted its annual design week, a three-day architecture and design festival in the heart of the cities’ oldest artisan neighbourhood. Here we share a few of what we felt where the highlights this year.
Hitting the right note | Change hospitality customers into brand advocates with music
The mood your music conjures in your guests speaks of your brand, and creates an atmosphere that guests remember. Music and hospitality very much go hand in hand – to provide the maximum service levels for your guests you really should be considering your music selection, and how you can involve them in that choice.
Welcome to the brand new and improved Edelweiss Pianos website, designed from the ground up with a fresh new look and user-friendly navigation as well as updated with the latest information about our brand.