Top 10 Reasons to Buy Your Piano or Keyboard from Lacefield Music: By Dwayne Hilton

Top 10 Reasons to Buy Your Piano or Keyboard from Lacefield Music:


  1. Lacefield Music’s Staff


Lacefield Music has the best staff in the piano retail industry!  If you come into any one of our locations, you will be greeted by a friendly face and a person who is highly knowledgeable of pianos.  We strive to help any customer by having an extensive knowledge of our instruments. We listen to you and help you find the best piano for your needs and budget.  We are just as excited to tell you all about our hand built pianos that are for the concert hall as well as the perfect pre-owned piano that we just got in on trade! Our staff have won awards by the piano manufactures.  Cathy, Dwayne, Pete, Howard, Jimmy, Heather and Kadie are our piano specialists and will gladly assist you in choosing a great piano. Gary and Peggy work behind the scenes to assist in office management and customer relations.  And we can’t deliver you our pianos without our great delivery staff in Donovan and John.  Carolyn is our Music School Manager and can coordinate you with the best teachers.  And Brian is always here to fix that piano that we just got in on trade to get it working just right for you. And of course, we have great teachers that work in our schools to get you the best of piano education.


2.   Award Winning Retailer


Did you know that Lacefield Music is regularly honored as a top piano retailer in the United States?  We have been named Kawai’s Digital Piano retailer of the year every year since 2008!  We have also been named Lowrey’s “inner circle” award winner since 1998!  Our company has also been featured in many industry publications.   We are excited to continue this trend by giving you, the customer, our very best.



3.  Friendly, Family like Atmosphere with Multiple Locations


Lacefield Music is locally and family owned, operating in the greater St. Louis area.  We have retail showrooms and music schools in South County Center Mall in St. Louis and in St. Charles, MO.  We also have a teaching location in Fairview Heights, IL.  Besides retail showrooms, we also have a Yamaha Music School located in St. Charles and will soon have a second Yamaha School in South County.  Yamaha Music schools are the premier schools for music education in St. Louis. Lacefield Music, like Cheers, is where everyone knows your name!  Come see us and be the newest member of our family!



4.  We know Education


One of our core belief’s is that when you purchase an instrument from Lacefield Music that the piano will not become useless furniture that you have to dust.  We believe that when you purchase and have a piano delivered, it isn’t where our relationship ends.... its where it begins.  We have thriving Yamaha Music Schools where you or your family can take private or group lessons.   Feel free to also participate in our exclusive, Adult piano classes that are designed for the hobbyist.  Thousands of adults in St. Louis have taken these courses and they are the most popular!



5.   Experienced with ANY customer


When you purchase your piano or keyboard from Lacefield Music, you’re in good company!  We have delivered thousands of pianos or keyboards to homes in St. Louis.  But we don’t stop there!  Hotels, churches, theaters, retirement centers, schools and universities are also in the Lacefield Music family!  From The Muny to Busch Stadium-  you hear the sounds from instruments that were inside Lacefield Music.  We also specialize in helping churches- from small, startup churches to the largest of churches in St. Louis.  We help find piano or keyboards to suit any church’s need:  traditional to contemporary worship.  SEMO, SLU, Parkway, Lindbergh, Mehlville, Belleville, O’Fallon, Scott Air Force Base, and many other schools and universities have trusted us.   


6.   Great Selection in Pianos


Lacefield Music has A LOT of pianos to select from.  Choose from great brands, sizes and colors that will fit perfectly for you!  We carry today’s popular brands in every location that makes your shopping easy.  Choose from Kawai, Lowrey, Yamaha, Roland, Casio, Steinway & Sons, Baldwin, plus many more.  Want a digital piano?  How about a great acoustic piano?  Or check out our baby grands.... or listen to our state of the art wireless player pianos.  Our staff will help you find the perfect piano.  Don’t forget our trade-ins!  We have an excellent selection of gently used pianos that might be the perfect fit for you.


7.  Don’t Rummage Through Garage Sales to Find a Piano


Why go to Craigslist, E-bay, a yard sale or somebody’s creepy dark basement to find a piano?

For the money and time you take to hire a professional piano technician to evaluate the piano, hiring piano movers and coordinating that, plus the cost of the piano; for the same amount of money, save time and put your mind at ease and check out our gently used pianos.  Starting at $500, you can find one at Lacefield Music that has already been checked out and even has a warranty!


8.   Best Delivery Staff


Our delivery crew are the best!  They are full time employees that can deliver your piano to you safely.  They have the special equipment and truck to handle any job.  Do you need a piano moved or stored?  We do that too!  We are the most experienced piano movers in St. Louis.  Trust us to get it from point A to point B without any problems!


9.   Thousands of Customers


Lacefield Music opened in October of 1995 and has served St. Louis.  We have thousands of satisfied customers, students and have made friends with many through the years.  Our service is second to none and our prices are competitive.  You can trust us in all your piano and keyboard needs.


10.  Oh, Did We Mention?   Free Adult Piano Lessons!


With any purchase of a piano, organ or keyboard from Lacefield Music, you get our famous and popular Adult piano lessons.  We introduce all the adults in the family (16 yrs and older) to learning how to play quickly.  This is for the hobbyist to get to play their favorite songs in a short amount of time.  Our courses run in 8 week blocks, one hour per week and starts at Level 1 and graduate to Level 4.  After that, take our free specialty classes to teach you the stylings of Billy Joel or learn the sounds from Phantom of the Opera.  Then go on to our advanced classes where we teach you techniques of the professionals!  You won’t learn Rachmaninoff here, but you’ll learn Elton John!


Come to Lacefield Music today and see why you should buy your next piano from Lacefield Music!

Piano Lessons. The Gift My Mom Gave Me by Jim Tomlinson

Like most things in life, learning to play the piano in the traditional way can take a long time. I, like quite a lot of people who play, took traditional piano lessons from a very young age. My mom would take my sister and me once a week to our teacher’s house, where she, with a patience that bordered on the divine, would proceed to teach us. From what I can remember in the beginning, it was an exciting and new adventure to be embarked upon with all of the endless optimism and gusto that only a four year old can muster. Eventually, the reality of learning to play an instrument as complex as the piano set in, and it inevitably turned in to quite a chore for my mother to get me to go to piano lessons. By this time, my parents had bought a piano for my sister and me to practice on. I know now that this was a tremendous investment on their part, especially considering that we lived way below the poverty line. Needless to say, quitting was NOT an option for us. There were several times over the years that I wanted to quit taking lessons, and I even managed to “win” once or twice, and get my mom to relent and let me quit. It never lasted long, though. She always managed to talk me in to starting back up again. It was especially difficult once I reached the age of eleven or twelve. By this time I had a bike, and was constantly out roaming the neighborhood with my friends. As with most boys that age, how my friends saw me, and their opinion of me was incredibly important. You may not know this, but nothing says “Cool Kid” like having to leave whatever trouble we were up to, so I could run home and go to piano lessons. Try explaining that one to the pretty girls we had finally convinced to come hang out with us down by the creek. One way my parents kept me going was with some of the other activities I was involved in, which I did enjoy immensely. If I wouldn’t take piano lessons, I wasn’t allowed to do any of those, either. No matter the method, my mom always managed to get me to stick with it.  

We see this in the piano business all the time. Pianos can be expensive, sometimes coming to several thousand dollars. Parents are understandably hesitant to make such a large investment, because they don’t know if their child will want to stick with it. The answer to that is simple. You have to make them stick with it, by whatever means are at your disposal. Of course your 5 year old doesn’t know if they are going to want to play for their whole life, and there will certainly be times that they will want to quit. My parents (mainly my mother) forced me to stick with the piano, and I can’t adequately express the depth of my gratitude to her for this. Playing the piano is a gift she gave me that I will have for the rest of my life. I will never outgrow it or lose it, and it will never get old.


The Simple Way to Play Piano By Cathy

There is a simple way to play the piano that everyone can learn to do and sound great quickly. So why isn’t it taught that way?

This past winter 2018 and I watched the Olympics with joy at the incredible expertise these young athletes have. I wondered, why is it that so many people can enjoy doing a hobby such as this and never feel compelled to jump off of a platform with skis on and do triple back flips? In fact, I just took a few skiing lessons in Park City this year, learned basic skiing and had so much fun and was SO PROUD of what I could do!

Very few people will ever play piano on the concert stage. So why do we teach every child and adult as though that is the end goal? Granted, traditional piano education is so valuable especially for children, (and I will go into the benefits of this at a different time) but when it becomes obvious that they aren’t going to pursue a career with the symphony, why don’t we teach them the “easy” way?

What is the “easy” way? One of the reasons playing the piano is so hard is that the right hand and the left hand have to do two separate things at the same time. BUT the number one reason the piano is hard is because the right hand and left hand have to read two different lines of music at the same time. And to make it even harder, the left hand lines and spaces are different than the right hand. This is like reading two sets of instructions at the same time and putting that info into your hand.

Now the truth! All your left hand ever has been or ever will be are chords! These chords are boxes on top of the music notes and it changes everything! Lacefield Music’s 88 Play Piano Course makes playing the piano quick and easy in eight lessons!