Hi! This blog post is primarily aimed to the person new to the world of piano, so assuming you are that person, welcome!
The Piano is without-doubt the most played and written-for instrument in history. I can't give you much credit for choosing the Piano as an instrument to learn, simply because it's a no-brainer let's be serious!
The 88-key wonder we know today has undergone several face-lifts since its' first real appearance in the early 18th century thanks to the Italian instrument-maker Bartolomeo Cristofori. What was initially completely wooden, consisting of a mere four octaves, and absent of any pedals was an instrument soon to be an extraordinarily complex and sophisticated iron-framed beast.