The time is here to nominate the Schoenhut Toy Piano to be inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame today! All you have to do is click here to be directed to the Toy Hall of Fame nomination form.
Schoenhut toy pianos have been enriching the lives of children for 143 years! Everyday we receive photos of children with their toy pianos. The delighted look on their face is priceless. We are extremely grateful to be a part of the lives of so many families across the world.
Since 1872, Schoenhut has offered musical instruments of exceptional quality. Founder, Albert Schoenhut began making toy pianos in his home at a young age. The hammers on the early toy pianos struck a sounding bar made of glass instead of the strings used on real pianos. He later exchanged the glass bars for those made of metal, making the instruments more durable. Albert’s toy pianos, more than just playthings, stayed in tune and were accompanied by sheet music to encourage children to play.
There are many benefits to the toy piano. Studies show that piano playing develops creativity, enhances motor skills, promotes social skills and helps boost self-esteem in children. Schoenhut Toy Pianos have inspired many past generations to play creatively! Many professional pianists began their musical careers as children playing a Schoenhut toy piano and some even go on to utilize the toy piano in their later years as well.
Schoenhut would be honored if their iconic toy piano was inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame. Deadline for nomination is July 31st!
Yours in Music,
Schoenhut Piano Company