Piano Requirements and Financials

Piano Requirements

An acoustic piano is ideal but not always practical for city living. All students need a minimum of a full size, 88-key, weighted digital piano with music rack, damper pedal, and adjustable bench. The Yamaha P-125 is ideal for the beginning student or those who have space/noise issues with their apartment. If you already own an acoustic piano, please maintain it with twice annual tunings. If you want to buy a piano, I am more than happy to help!

Realistic Financial Expectations

New is always best, but used is way more realistic. Please talk to me before you buy a used piano; it’s similar to buying a used car.

Grand: $15,000-90,000

Studio Upright: $5,500-30,000.00

Spinet/Console:  $1,500-5,000

“Free”-movers plus extra work for the piano technician/tuner-$1,000

Tunings: $300/year

Yamaha P-125 plus accoutrements: $1,000.00

Books/year: $30+

Metronome: $45