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Does Installing a player piano harm your piano?  

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Ipad Player Piano Installations by The Player Piano Guy
Ipad Player Systems 

    Imagine your piano played by Rachmaninoff, Horowitz or Rubinstein — some of the greatest artists the world has known. Imagine it playing Broadway show tunes, classical, jazz improvisations or ragtime—all your favorite music. Imagine your piano setting the stage for every occasion from dinner for two to a houseful of company.PianoDisc systems can be added to pianos of virtually any size, style or make, turning them into modern player pianos. Whether you have a grand piano or an upright, a new piano or used, PianoDisc has a system for you. There are also many options you can add that make PianoDisc even more appealing and valuable.It’s important to remember that all PianoDisc systems feature full 88-note playback with 1024 levels of individual note expression per keyand SilentDriveHD.

Refurbish Old Pianos

 No matter what type of piano you have ThePlayerPianoGuy can install a player system.  Can re-string re-key your existing piano and bring it 

Ipad Player Piano Installations by The Player Piano Guy
Ipad Player Piano Installations by The Player Piano Guy
Ipad Player Piano Installations by The Player Piano Guy
New and Pre Owned
Pianos Good Prices

Buying a piano is a major decision. With so many brands, styles, and features to think about, you want to be sure you're getting the right instrument at the best price. It helps to have informed, friendly experts on hand who are willing and prepared to discuss with you which instrument will meet your needs, whether you're in the market for a traditional, quality upright; a high-tech instrument designed for learning; or a statement baby grand. We offer a host of famous piano brands, including Mason & Hamlin, Steinway & Sons, Yamaha, Bechstein, Brodmann, and many others. We also carry digital and player pianos.

Ipad Player Piano Installations by The Player Piano Guy
Piano Need Moving?
We got  you covered:)

At Alcal Piano Company, we can arrange to move  you piano professionally at an affordable price. 


80% of damage to a piano, is caused by moving a piano by people who are not experts in the field of moving pianos, why take a chance on ruining your investment?  Let us do it, fast safe and reliable. 

Ipad Player Piano Installations by The Player Piano Guy
Rent A Piano as little
as $40.00

Planning an occasion or event? We offer quality rental pianos for just about any special event, whether you need a small-scale upright or a concert grand. If you're thinking of adding a piano to your home, but aren't quite ready to purchase one, our rent-to-own program allows you to experience piano ownership for as little as $40 a month.



Precision Expert

Install Sync-A-Vision

PianoDisc has just released the award winning Sync-A-Vision™ system,a unique and exciting add-on option for any PianoDisc-equipped acoustic piano. Sync-A-Vision features a 19″ high definition, wide-screen monitor that’s built into the center of the music desk, and runs via a Mac Mini computer. Sync-A-Vision music desks come in (l to r) Ebony, Mahogany and WalnutSync-A-Vision with PianoDisc opens a world of entertainment and educational possibilites:



























Learn to play the piano the easy way with 72 piano lessons that are pre-loaded into Sync-A-Vision. Play along “karaoke style” with scrolling lyrics & chord symbols. Download sheet music and view it on Sync-A-Vision. You can also add an AirTurn system and turn your pages hands-free. Watch PianoVideos on Sync-A-Vision’s High Def screen. Quiet Time Magic Star A PianoDisc QuietTime kit is a complete Silent system that can be built into nearly every piano retroactively. When the system is installed, the user can switch his piano to mute, in the evening for example, and play using headphones without disturbing his neighbors. Contact me Jim The Player Piano Guy in Houston Texas, near downtown, and let me transform your piano,into an insturment you will enjoy.



Ipad Player Piano Installations by The Player Piano Guy
SilentDriveHD by PianoDisc



PianoDisc / Piano Disc / Products PianoDisc’s revolutionary iQ allows you to control your piano with today’s latest music playback technology such as the iDevices, Android devices, MP3 players, and other music playback devices. And with PianoDisc’s elegant SilentDriveHD that plays your piano, the system will deliver a beautiful, fully expressive piano performance—even at whisper-soft levels..

Does Installing Player
System hurt or harm
your existing piano?

 Does Installing Player Systems harm or hurt your new or existing piano? Jim Steagall of Houston Texas Alcal, a Houston Piano Company shares his keyartistry. Does Installing A Player Piano Hurt or Harm Your Piano ? Converting a new piano or installing a self playing piano system into your existing piano can be harmful to your piano, if and only if, the technician installing the PianoDisc into your piano investment; if and only if he does not know what he is doing?


I am Jim Stegall with Alcal Piano's, lots people call me The Player Piano Guy I have been installing self player piano systems for over 35 years, Alcal is number one in Houston Texas installing self playing piano systems, in fact I am probably one of the best PianoDisc Installers in the world, and I have had many people fly me to their homes to install a self playing piano system, called a PianoDisc into their existing pianos.


With the right technician you will not be able to tell a difference in the action if a self player piano system is installed. After I install the system #PianoDisc you you will not be able to tell the difference, by the look or the feel of the piano, and you will finally get to enjoy your piano if no one in the home knows how to play it. Now, there is another side to player system installation that you should be aware of. If a technician is not skilled in installing player systems, there is some risk of damage to your piano.


Incidentally, a large piano moving company started training its truck drivers to install player systems in pianos in response to a decline in piano sales and deliveries after the crash of the housing market. Many dealers are taking advantage of the low labor costs. So, when you consider having a player system installed in your piano, be sure to inquire who is doing the work and if it's not #ThePlayerPianoGuy why don't you give me a call no matter where you are in the United States and we can have a chat if I am available.


Check out my Youtube on this website. Have a look around. and click on some of my YouTubes you will see numerous pianos I have installed a #PianoDisc self playing sytem. I just recently installed a Self Player Piano system known as a PianoDisc in a 9FT, 1940 Grand Piano, a Baldwin in fact. My customer loves it, and can't believe all the features his reborn 9ft Grand has.


Features I can Install Here are some of the features The Player Piano Guy with Alcal in Houston Texas can install in your new or existing piano. The Self Playing #PianoDisc Player System works with your Ipad the piano plays historic performances of Gershwin, Mozart, Beethoven, Elton John, Billy Joel and many many more . .


This is not new technology; self playing pianos andinstalling player piano systems has been around since the early 1800's with the old Piano Rolls,called a Pneumatic system, See Video for proof click here. #PianoDisc you can download new songs, there are speakers installed in the piano that play music while the piano plays along with the music. It's an exciting technology some of them even record your performance for playback. #ProRecord this technology can be installed and it will record your performances and play them back. You can even transpose, or change the key of your masterpiece at the touch of a button.


Installing a self player piano system is for uprights, baby grand and grand pianos. #PianoTube Live Did you know you could play your piano through YouTube? What did I say? After installing a self playing system, you can play your piano connected to your network via YouTube and watch your piano play along with any YouTube video. See YouTube here on the #PianoTubeLive YouTube channel.


#PianoDiscRemote App, Theres even a new APP called the with this app you can play, schedule it to play and wake you up in the morning, or start playing the piano when dinner is served, with the app you can turn the volume up or down. or simply mute the piano , It's amazing :) It can also stream Live Radio as the piano plays along.Come see Jim Steagall at ALCAL established in 1927, some people call me thePlayerPianoGuy. #IQremote #IQ #pianomusic #PianoLessonsHouston #RecordPiano #PlayerPiano #PlayerPianoHouston #ThePlayerPianoGuy #PuttingAPlayerSystem #InstallingAplayerSystem #InstallingPianoDisc #PianoDiscInstaller

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