Hiring A piano

The cheapest rates anywhere in the UK

Hiring A Piano

For many people, hiring a piano is an excellent way of getting a good working piano at a very economic rate; in fact, I think we can honestly say ours are the cheapest rates anywhere in the UK.

There are two types of hire:

1. Short Term Hire.

This is for people who want a piano for a special event such as a wedding, birthday party, concert, etc. Prices vary according to what is needed: e.g: Grand, upright, quality of piano required, etc. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. We can then discuss everything from transport, access to site, dates, etc.

2. Long Term Hire.

We have a number of pianos out on hire, some for many years; others for people who are in the area for a fixed term like USAF personnel. Our customers range from a child just starting lessons to adults who are revisiting their piano playing after a few years away with university, work, family, etc.

It's a fact of life that many people buy a really cheap piano, off somewhere like Ebay which then has to be moved, tuned and then possibly moved again and dumped with land fill charges, etc. Even if they don't prove to be an immediate "write off", you often find the piano is really difficult to play. No wonder little Jimmy gives up after a few weeks. Hiring is also a good way to see if someone has the "sticking power" to learn and doesn't then want to have a pony six weeks later, karate lessons, dancing, flute, saxophone, etc, etc.

How does long time hire work?

  • Visit my home and select a piano you’re interested in and which fits into your house.
  • Discuss terms. Most basic uprights start at £40 a month which is paid by standing order.
  • The usual minimum hire period is 12 months.
  • There is a £100 additional charge towards transport.
  • Price includes one free tuning a year and any faults rectified f.o.c.
  • To keep costs down the piano should be covered by the persons household insurance to keep prices down.
  • After 12 months you can either continue hiring, buy the piano or stop the contract and owe nothing.
  • If you wish to finish early, it is possible to have the piano returned, although the full 12 months hire is still due.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Is there a contract?

    Yes, just a very simple one which can be viewed and downloaded here

    Is there VAT?

    There is no VAT.

    Do these prices apply anywhere?

    No, these are local charges. There are obviously additional charges the further away you are.

    Can I hire a grand piano as well?

    Yes – prices start from £60 a month.

    What happens if you don’t have the piano you want?

    I have contacts in the trade and I can often source, the unsourceful! (Have I just made up a new word)?

    Our current stock of pianos is down at the moment as we are waiting for some building work to be done.
    In the mean time Peter suggests potential buyers get him to accompany them to the London Piano Auctions, where there is a wide variety of uprights and grands at trade prices. Or Peter can source particular pianos in the trade for you.

    Piano's For Hire


    Piano By Barratt And Robinson


    Bargain Basement!

    All pianos in this section are at a bargain price of £400 to clear as we need the space.
    All pianos have been regulated, tuned and repaired.

    Small Modern Upright

    Howard - Compact Small Modern Upright


    Different s/h stools available: antique, singles, duet, rise and fall, cheapies.

    Short Term Hire

    Hire a piano for a special occasion, like a wedding or a production in a village hall. Prices work out cheaper over a longer period because of transport costs.

    Peter Tryon

    Peter Tryon FMCM., FASC., ARCM., ALCM., AVCM., Cert Ed.

    40+ years experience. Regular visits across the county plus parts of Norfolk, Essex, Warwickshire and Scotland (Dumfries area). Tuner for the National Trust, Cambridge University, Forestry Commission outdoor concerts, Suffolk County Council schools, many private schools, piano teachers, etc.

    Fully enhanced CRB check and fully insured with £5,000,000 public liability.

    Our Contacts

    9 Green Close, Drinkstone,
    Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP30 9TE