What is the vision of the Marple Newtown Music Department?
The music department at Marple Newtown High School now proudly displays a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center.  Complete with a new Music Technology Lab, Practice Rooms, and classrooms for band, choir and orchestra, the music department is reaching record numbers of students in the performing arts.  Marple Newtown continually strives to teach students in the performing arts using the latest technology and highest quality music education instruments. Music is proven to make students better critical thinkers and analyzers, collaborators and leaders; essential skills for success in the 21st century. It is the vision of the professional music staff to provide each student the highest quality music performance experience using the latest tools in the music industry.  

Why purchase a Steinway piano?
Steinway produces the only handcrafted piano in the world.  For more than 100 years the factory in New York has been making pianos that are played around the world.  The Steinway name is immediately recognized and respected as the finest quality piano around the globe.  This necessary equipment is crucial for students to learning to develop proper touch, tone and musical expression. Unlike any competition in the piano market, Steinway pianos retain their value for more than 50 years, and, when properly maintained, increase in value over time. By having a Steinway piano, the Marple Newtown Performing Arts Center will be in an excellent position to attract guest performers from places such as the Philadelphia Orchestra and Chamber Music Society.  This is not just about an investment in the students of Marple Newtown today, but an investment for students for many, many years to come.  

What other high schools have a Steinway piano?
Marple Newtown’s state of the art Performing Arts Center will join with distinguished schools like Upper Darby, Owen J. Roberts,  Pennridge, Shipley, Upper Dublin, and West Chester University in owning a Steinway Grand Piano.  Marple Newtown’s Music Department has been known for many decades as having a strong, pioneering program. This necessary equipment will help continue the legacy for generations to come.

Who will benefit from this piano?
Students and members of the community will benefit from having a Steinway piano in the Marple Newtown Performing Arts Center.  Students and community members will be given opportunities to play this handcrafted musical instrument.