For decades, we’ve worked with our friends at the GMTA in helping to bring the magic of music to students of all ages throughout metropolitan Atlanta.
In addition to providing grants for competition winners of both the GMTA and MTNA, Steinway Piano Galleries offers complimentary recital space for a variety of Association events throughout the year.
“Steinway Piano Galleries of Atlanta has been a partner of Georgia Music Teachers Association for over a quarter century. They share our mission to promote music education throughout metropolitan Atlanta, and annually sponsor young piano performance winners of both GMTA Auditions and MTNA Competitions for their continued music success. We look forward to cooperating in the future on our collective mission to bring a lifetime of music to students of all ages in metropolitan Atlanta,” said Cathy Thacker, President of the GMTA.
For more information about the GMTA, it’s efforts, outreach, activities and events, please visit https://georgiamta.org
The GP-3 is the most compact and affordable grand in the acclaimed GP series, bringing you premium piano performance in a unique low-profile design that makes a statement in any living space. Roland’s modern features and benefits are infused throughout, from the organic piano sound engine and responsive hammer-action keyboard to onboard recording, Bluetooth audio/MIDI connectivity, and deep integration with the Roland Piano App. If you’ve always wanted a grand piano but thought you didn’t have the space or budget to make it happen, the GP-3 turns your dream into reality.
Compact grand piano with a low-profile footprint and shallow depth (698 mm/27.5 in.) for tight living spaces
Elegant gloss black finish and finely crafted details
Premium Roland technologies come together to deliver a complete piano experience
Exceptional piano sound and response realized through an advanced Roland sound engine
Authentic grand piano touch with an 88-note keyboard with hammer-action, escapement, and Ivory Feel materials
Sustain, soft, and sostenuto pedals with support for half-pedal techniques
Custom stereo speaker system delivers immersive sound
Connect a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth to play along with favorite songs and work with MIDI music apps
Control GP-3 features, explore lessons, and much more with the companion Roland Piano App
Metronome, recorder, and dual headphones jacks for daily practice
USB ports for connecting with computers and flash storage devices
Compact Elegance for Modern Living
The GP-3 is a marvel to behold, fusing traditional grand piano luxury with a streamlined design that’s only possible with a modern digital instrument. With a front-to-back depth of just 698 mm/27.5 inches, it easily fits where larger pianos can’t. The striking black gloss finish, classic curves, and fine details convey sophistication and grace, while the slim cabinet projects a commanding presence that belies its modest footprint.
A Complete Piano Experience
Embedded inside the GP-3’s elegant exterior is a complex piano ecosystem born of decades of Roland development. Every element works together to deliver a complete piano experience, from the sound engine, keyboard, and pedals to the custom speaker system. And with easy volume control, mobile device connectivity, and other digital benefits, the GP-3 is a perfect fit for today’s lifestyles.
Magnificent Tone and Touch
Roland’s proprietary piano sound technology authentically reproduces the living response and complex tonal colors of a genuine acoustic grand. That’s supported by an 88-note keyboard with progressive hammer action, escapement, Ivory Feel material, and dynamic acceleration sensors, putting the same touch beneath your fingers as a concert-grade acoustic instrument. Sustain, soft, and sostenuto pedals round out the grand experience, with true weighted feel and detection for traditional half-pedal techniques.
The GP-3 features an integrated stereo speaker system specially tuned for top-quality sound and maximum projection from the low-profile cabinet design. Powerful amplification and advanced sonic processing deliver an immersive, room-filling piano experience for the player and listeners. You can even adjust the overall tone color by opening the lid and setting it to different positions—just like an acoustic grand.
With onboard Bluetooth, it’s easy to elevate your piano enjoyment with mobile devices. Stream songs from your music library through the piano’s speaker system to play along or provide background when relaxing or entertaining. Or use Bluetooth MIDI with music production apps to wirelessly compose using the GP-3’s responsive weighted keyboard. USB ports are also available for connecting with computers and flash storage devices, providing more ways to explore your creativity and share music performances.
Roland Piano App
The Roland Piano App seamlessly extends the GP-3 experience with remote operation from your smartphone or tablet. Select sounds, control the metronome, and use the recording feature to evaluate your playing and hear where you need to improve. Browse the piano’s onboard song library and call up digital scores to learn them at your own pace. And motivate yourself with lesson features that include an activity log with goals, flash card games, rhythm exercises, and a One Week Master program that guides you through learning different piano pieces.
More Digital Advantages
With its digital heart, the GP-3 brings you a world of advantages over a traditional acoustic piano. Volume control is within easy reach, and you can connect headphones to play anytime without disturbing others. Twin Piano mode enables you to play alongside a family member, friend, or teacher. And with no need for tuning and regular maintenance, the GP-3 will always sound as perfect as the day you bring it home.
Your Steinway & Sons piano can be the perfect expression of you. Steinway’s Special Grand Piano Collection is a perfect opportunity to match your very special style with a very special piano.
There is no better example in this collection than the Duet. It combines the minimalist elegance of Figured Sycamore with Steinway’s classic high gloss white in this breathtaking combination of art and function.
This rare wood is nearly white in color with a fine, notable uniform structure and straight grain that may be figured; this light-color wood evokes a minimalist elegance.
Only one of these pianos will be available in America this year. To see, hear and play this piano for yourself, contact the store today, or visit here for our complete selection of available Steinway pianos.
NEW YORK — One skyscraper stands out from the rest in the Manhattan skyline. It’s not the tallest, but it is the skinniest — the world’s skinniest, in fact.
The 84-story residential Steinway Tower, designed by New York architecture firm SHoP Architects, has the title of “most slender skyscraper in the world” thanks to its logic-defying ratio of width to height: 1-to-23 1/2.
“Any time it’s 1-to-10 or more that’s considered a slender building; 1-to-15 or more is considered exotic and really difficult to do,” SHoP Architects founding principal Gregg Pasquarelli said. “The most slender buildings in the world are mostly in Hong Kong, and they’re around 17- or 18-to-1.”
The 60 apartments in the tower range in cost from $18 million to $66 million per unit, and offer 360-degree views of the city. It’s located just south of Central Park, along a stretch of Manhattan’s 57th Street known as “Billionaires’ Row.”
At 1,428 feet (435 meters), the building is the second-tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere, second to the nearby Central Park Tower at 1,550 feet (470 meters). For comparison, the world’s tallest tower is Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, which stands at 2,717 feet (828 meters).
Steinway Tower is so skinny at the top that whenever the wind ramps up, the luxury homes on the upper floors sway around by a few feet.
“Every skyscraper has to move,” Pasquarelli said. “If it’s too stiff, it’s actually more dangerous — it has to have flexibility in it.”
To prevent the tower from swaying too far, the architects created a counterbalance with tuned steel plates. And while the exterior has the de rigueur reflective glass, it also includes a textured terracotta and bronze facade that creates wind turbulence to slow the acceleration of the building, Pasquarelli said. About 200 rock anchors descend at most 100 feet (30 meters) into the underlying bedrock to provide a deep foundation.
Steinway Tower has a long history as the former location of Steinway Hall, constructed in 1924. JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group bought the building in 2013, and now they’re looking to the future.
“What I’m hoping is that 50 years from now, you’ve only known New York with 111 West 57th St.,” Pasquarelli said. “I hope it holds a special place in all future New Yorkers’ hearts.”
Steinway Piano Galleries of Alpharetta is proud to present a special Institutional Conference: The SPIRIO | r on Thursday, September 29th.
Presentations and panel discussions will be led by Michael Cabe – Steinway New York Senior Manager, Bryan Elmore -Director of Institutional Sales and Services Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and New Mexico, and Dean Ann Stutes – Dean -Wayland Baptist University Introducing Steinway SPIRIO | r – the world’s finest high resolution player piano capable of live performance, capture and playback. This is an educational event you don’t want to miss. Learn how Steinway’s Spirio R is boosting enrollment, revitalizing music programs through integrating technology in new and exciting ways.
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