Art Case Steinway Model “M” Grand Piano Hand Painted Chinoiserie Masterpiece with New PianoDisc IQ Player System! Made 1918. Completely Restored 2016 $110,000.

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10% of the final sale price will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Long Island Chapter. We just installed a state of the art PianoDisc IQ Player System that runs off an iPAD into this masterpiece so even if you don’t play the piano you can enjoy the sounds of piano music emanating from this magnificent totally rebuilt & restored work of art. We nicknamed this the “GREEN CHI” Steinway because the “Chinoiserie Style” Art landscape scenes painted on the piano are of gardens you would visit in 16th century China to restore your “Chi” or life force energy.

The piano is completely covered with beautiful detailed paintings of rocks (symbolizing mountains which represent “Chi”) gardens, trees, flowers, water, birds, butterflies, fisherman, pagodas, bridges, swans, royal family members, musicians and dancers. The colors used are shades of natural green, brown, red and gold. People in the 1500’s in China would go this this kind of place to get away from the busy city life to restore, revitalize, relax and rejuvenate themselves.

This Steinway M was originally manufactured in 1918 in the NYC Steinway & Sons Factory and was purchased by a wealthy family in Buffalo NY. The family commissioned a master of Chinoiserie art to create the original one-of-a-kind series of paintings on the piano. When Sonny’s Pianos purchased the piano in was unplayable and the paintings were barely visible. It was totally rebuilt by Sonny’s Pianos Technicians during 2016. The art work was painstakingly restored over 9 months by a NYC based Master of “Chinoiserie Style” Art. The incredible detail and beautiful paintings on this piano are nothing short of a masterpiece. Indeed a oneof-a-kind masterpiece. Many of the paintings are embossed or raised thus giving the landscape scenes an in depth 3D appearance. It appears that you are looking into the scenes and can see trees and flowers and people in the distance. We had an analysis of the art work by Asian Art Historian Doctor Ann Barrott Wicks.

The piano was rebuilt with the highest quality materials currently available including new strings, pinblock, dampers and new Steinway NY action parts. It has the original excellent condition set of ivory keys and Steinway soundboard. The action was regulated and hammers voiced to concert stage performance level. Here is some of what the art historian said. “Beautifully decorated. The design elements are inspired by Willow pattern ceramics but they are based on actual Chinese motifs. The scenes on the piano are based on Chinese landscape paintings and gardens. The basic elements of a Chinese landscape—mountains, water, trees, and humans—are meant to convey a microcosm of an orderly world. Traditionally, mountains, the most important element of a Chinese landscape painting, are a source of qi 气 (pronounced “chee”), or life-restoring essence. Chinese gardens are designed as three-dimensional landscapes, where people can go if a trip to the mountains isn’t practical. In a Chinese garden, eccentric rocks represent the mountains. Numerous examples of these rocks are painted on the piano. Wealthy men collected these odd rocks for their gardens; the most famous rocks are from Lake Tai near Suzhou. Thus, the garden is a miniature landscape where one can restore his vital essence.

For more information call 631.475.8046. To see a video tour of Sonny playing and giving more details about this piano visit our website at www.sonnyspianotv.com/artcase.

Yamaha Upright Model M2F 42″ Walnut 1977

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Excellent condition Yamaha upright model M2F 42″ tall. Made in Japan in 1977. Low mileage, one owner, served primarily as a funriture piece. Very quick, even, responsive action. Pretty walnut grain. Piano very clean insdie and out. Warranty. Delivery local, tri-state area only. Questions? Call Sonny 631-475-8046 or e-mail sonny or see a VIDEO of this piano at Sonny’s website http://sonnyspianotv.com/piano-gallery/951/yamaha-upright-model-m2f-42-walnut-1977-1900

Ebony Gloss Schumann Baby Grand Piano Made by Samick Excellent Inside & Out FOR SALE NOW $3950

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Great sounding Schumann Ebony Gloss 5′ Baby Grand piano. Piano made by Samick in 1984. Low mileage, served as a furniture piece, great tone and action response. Schumanns were the first Samick Pianos to come into the USA and were distributed and upgraded by Joe Rosen’s Family Melody Music Stores in Patchogue NY during the 1980’s. Joe had retired Steinway technicians work on and suggest improvements and thus a redesign for these pianos and they jsut kept getting better and better. Perfect candidate for a player system installation. Free LI/NYC delivery. Only $475. most else continental USA. Call or e-mail for futher information 631 475-8046 sonny or see more with Sonny’s Video at his website http://sonnyspianotv.com/piano-gallery/688/ebony-gloss-schumann-baby-grand-piano-made-by-samick-excellent-in-out-4500

Yamaha U1 1999 Mint, Pristine, Like New, Gloss Beautiful Exotic “Sapele” Mahogany FOR SALE NOW $5,500

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Yamaha U1 Professional Upright Piano, 48″ exotic, high gloss,”Sapele” mahogany polish. Like New Condition, Crisp Clear Sound. Beautiful grain, rich sounding, lightly used, Features include slow closing fallboard and muffler for quiet playing and a damp chaser to control humidity. Free LI/NYC delivery. Tri-state delivery only call for price quote. Warranty. Questions Call Sonny at 631 475-8046 or info@sonnyspianos.com

New Studies Prove Music Better Than Computers at Increasing Early Childhood Development

Neurological Research Publishes New Study Which Suggests That Music Beats Computers at Enhancing Early Childhood Development

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 28, 1997 — A research team exploring the link between music and intelligence reports that music training — specifically piano instruction — is far superior to computer instruction in dramatically enhancing children’s abstract reasoning skills necessary for learning math and science.

The new findings, published in the February 1997 issue of Neurological Research, are the result of a two-year experiment with preschoolers, led by psychologist Dr. Frances Rauscher of the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh and physicist Dr. Gordon Shaw of the University of California at Irvine. As a follow-up to their groundbreaking studies indicating how music can enhance spatial-reasoning ability, the researchers set out to compare the effects of musical and non-musical training on intellectual development.

The experiment included three groups of preschoolers: one group received private piano/keyboard lessons and singing lessons; a second group received private computer lessons; and a third group received no training. Those children who received piano/keyboard training performed 34% higher on tests measuring spatial-temporal ability than the others. These findings indicate that music uniquely enhances higher brain functions required for mathematics, chess, science and engineering.

The implications of this and future studies can change the way educators view the core school curricula, particularly since music-making nurtures the intellect and produces long-term improvements. “It has been clearly documented that young students have difficulty understanding the concepts of proportion (heavily used in math and science) and that no successful program has been developed to teach these concepts in the school system,” stated Dr. Rauscher. “The high proportion of children who evidenced dramatic improvement in spatialtemporal reasoning as a result of music training should be of great interest to scientists and educators,” added Dr. Shaw.

Results Reinforce Causal Link Between Music and Intelligence

The research is based on some remarkable studies that have recently begun pouring out of neuroscience laboratories throughout the country. These studies show that early experiences determine which brain cells (neurons) will connect with other brain cells, and which ones will die away. Because neural connections are responsible for all types of intelligence, a child’s brain develops to its full potential only with exposure to the necessary enriching experiences in early childhood. What Drs. Rauscher and Shaw have emphasized has been the causal relationship between early music training and the development of the neural circuitry that governs spatial intelligence. Their studies indicate that music training generates the neural connections used for abstract reasoning, including those necessary for understanding mathematical concepts.

Specifically, earlier studies led by Drs. Rauscher and Shaw reported a causal relationship between music training and spatial-temporal ability enhancement in preschoolers (1994), and among college students who simply listened to a Mozart sonata (1993, 1995). References to these and other findings related to music research conducted worldwide are available at the Music and Science Information Computer Archive (MuSICA) at the University of California, Irvine. For more information and interviews please contact Penny Zokaie, 914-241-9112 or Bob Morrison, 703-648-9440, or access MuSICA on the World Wide Web (http://www.musica.uci.edu).

Copies of the published Neurological Research article, entitled “Music Training Causes Long-Term Enhancement of Preschool Children’s Spatial-Temporal Reasoning” (Forefront Publishing, (C) 1997), may be obtained by contacting Mary Rawlins at Forefront Publishing Group, 5 River Road, Suite 113, Wilton, CT, 06897 (Phone: 203-834-0631 Fax: 203-834-0940). For additional information, visit the American Music Conference web site at http://www.amcmusic.com.

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Luxury Art Case King Louis XV Steinway Walnut Model M Grand Piano FOR SALE NOW $32,500

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Elegant, luxurious, art case Steinway M King Louis XV style, hand carved legs, decorative music desk and pedal lyre, beveled lid, beautiful walnut grain and matching bench. Made in 1961, one family owners, lightly played. action just vocied and regulated, our furniture people went over the case and gave it a “French Polis” (multiple coats of hand applied padding lacquer to even out the sheen and bring out the grain). Looks and plays great. Warranty. Nationwide & Worldwide shipping. Questions? Call Sonny 631 475-8046 or e-mail at sonny@sonnyspianos.comElegant, luxurious, art case Steinway M King Louis XV style, hand carved legs, decorative music desk and pedal lyre, beveled lid, beautiful walnut grain and matching bench. Made in 1961, one family owners, lightly played. action just vocied and regulated, our furniture people went over the case and gave it a “French Polis” (multiple coats of hand applied padding lacquer to even out the sheen and bring out the grain). Looks and plays great. Warranty. Nationwide & Worldwide shipping. Questions? Call Sonny 631 475-8046 or e-mail at sonny

Art Case La Petite Baby Grand 4’6″ Walnut By Winter Piano Company Refinished & Refurbished FOR SALE NOW $3,950

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Pretty, elegant, “Heller” Le Petite Baby Grand 4’6″ made by the Winter Piano Company beautiful walnut, made in 1932, refinished and partial rebuild about 15 years ago. New strings, pins, dampers, hammers, new lacquer finish. Excellent condition inside and out. Perfect piano for small spaces or apartment living room. Good candidate for a player system. Pretty cabriolet french legs and decorative music desk and pedal lyre, Our furniture people and technicians just went over it looks and sounds great. Warranty. Only $475. delivery most of the USA. We offer financing. Questions? Call Sonny at 6312 475-8046 or e-mail at sonny or see more at Sonny’s Website http://sonnyspianotv.com/piano-gallery

Margarita Dominguez-Model, Actress, and Classical Pianist stopped by Sonny’s to play the Prince’s Love Piano

Huffington Post Article Written By: Anthony Papa

The very talented and beautiful Margarita Dominguez is at it again!

Margarita is an actor and a classically trained pianist that has been playing classical and modern piano for over 20 years. I met Margarita when she was doing a benefit to raise money for the veteran group “The Wounded Warriors.” Now her latest project is The Million Dollar Steinway, which is donating 10 percent of the sale of the piano to support the Juvenile Diabetes Reach Fund, Long Island Chapter to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

Sonny of Sonny’s Luxury Pianos, located in Patchogue, New York is the owner of the million dollar Steinway who has chosen Margarita to be their new “Brand Ambassador/Spokesperson. The piano is a one of a kind art case piano that has quite a history.

When he saw the piano, Sonny knew it was a very special hand painted piano. The piano was originally purchased at Sotheby’s London Auction House in the 1920’s from the estate of a prince. In 1960 it was shipped to NYC as a wedding gift to the daughter of the original owner. It was handed down to her son before finding a home in Sonny’s Pianos. The art on the piano represented a beautiful love story of a prince and a princess, but the physical condition of the piano was very poor.

It was then that a team of expert technicians worked to rebuild the piano along with two master artists to complete the restoration of the art on the piano. To clean and restore this piano required very special skills that took the restorers many years to learn.

Art case pianos are precious art objects as well as they are musical instruments. The pianos are characterized by carvings and paintings and other decorations that are all done by hand. In this case the finished project turned out to be a magnificent one of a kind masterpiece.

The piano has been featured in many media outlets from Fox News to Newsday.

Ms. Dominquez is from New York City and attended LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts. She then attended Fordham University and graduated with a degree in Communications Music/Media/Film. Through her generosity towards those less fortunate, her passion for music and her abilities of acting and modeling, she is building an empire known as the “World of Margarita”

Margarita amazing talent is showcased playing Andrea Bocelli’s Time to Say Goodbye on the Million Dollar Piano in this video.

For those interested in this piano and to help raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Reach Fund please contact Margarita here.

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White/Ivory Gloss Young Chang Baby Grand 5’3″ Showroom Condition 1988 FOR SALE NOW

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Beautiful white/ivory gloss 5’3″ baby grand. One owner family, served as a furniture piece. Rarely played, like new. Crisp, clear, rich sounding tone and very even responsive action. Our furniture people just buffed and polished the case and our technicians tuned, regulated, voiced the hammers. Everything original excelllent condition. Matching bench. Ask us about installing a state-of-the-art PianoDisc IQ Player System. Warranty. Nationwide shipping. Questions? Call Sonny 631 475-8046 or e-mail sonny or see more by visiting Sonny’s Website http://sonnyspianotv.com/piano-gallery/947/white-ivory-gloss-baby-grand-53-showroom-condition-1988-5900

Baldwin Grand Piano Model M 5’4″, “Sapele” Mahogany Excellent , Refurbished

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Beautiful white/ivory gloss 5’3″ baby grand. One owner family, served as a furniture piece. Rarely played, like new. Crisp, clear, rich sounding tone and very even responsive action. Our furniture people just buffed and polished the case and our technicians tuned, regulated, voiced the hammers. Everything original excelllent condition. Matching bench. Ask us about installing a state-of-the-art PianoDisc IQ Player System. Warranty. Nationwide shipping. Questions? Call Sonny 631 475-8046 or e-mail sonny or see more by visiting Sonny’s website http://sonnyspianotv.com/piano-gallery/947/white-ivory-gloss-baby-grand-53-showroom-condition-1988-5900