Benjamin’s portable grand piano is made up of two parts; the outer “shell” and a digital stage piano keyboard that fits inside it. The shell itself can be dismantled, packed away in a bag and moved easily by a single person. “Real” or acoustic pianos that some venues have are not easily moved and more often than not have to remain in one place.
Yes the grand piano can be set up at any location, indoors and outdoors. Please note however that some venues have strict policies regarding amplified music being played outdoors.
The Yamaha digital stage piano that Benjamin uses and that fits inside the “grand piano shell” is one of the finest products on the market and one that has been the preferred choice of instrument by many top international artists including: Elton John, Lady Antebellum, Chick Corea and David Paich (Toto). The instrument is as natural sounding as any acoustic grand piano. It will also be perfectly in-tune, something that many acoustic pianos are not. Hearing is believing however and so why not arrange a free consultation to hear it for yourselves?
Currently Benjamin is able to provide only the one black grand piano. In addition to the grand piano however he is also able to set up two other Yamaha digital stage pianos. This will ensure that the music can flow without interruption from one part of the day in to the next: Ceremony, Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast. Although these pianos do not have “shells” they will each have the same quality of sound as the grand piano.
The grand piano itself is about 5 square feet (1.5 square metres) in size. A floor space of about 6.5 square feet (2 square metres) is required however to ensure there is enough room to accommodate the grand piano.
As it is a digital piano it can be as loud or as quiet as is necessary for the room and the amount of guests that are present. One of the other advantages of the portable grand piano (as with all of Benjamin’s digital pianos) is that it can be linked to several smaller monitor speakers. These speakers can then be placed discreetly around a room to ensure that everyone can hear the music at an appropriate level.
The process of setting up the grand piano can take about 10-15minutes. Dismantling will take a similar amount of time.
Yes, however if the grand piano is required to be in more than one room then moving it can take between 20-30 minutes.
Hiring a real grand piano will often cost several hundreds of pounds. Benjamin’s portable grand piano, additional stage pianos and all other equipment are included in each package price.