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?
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)?
Piano's For Hire
1 - Great Goetz of Berlin Baby Grand Piano
In a lovely, warm, walnut case.
Dated around 1925.
Plays very well with a modern double escapement action.
Unchipped ivory keys.
Concert Pitch, light touch.
Fully serviced, a pleasure to play.
£1,000 (for quick sale) including local moving and first tuning.
2 - Aeolian Upright Piano.
Extremely well made British upright piano.
Overstrung, under damped.
In traditional luxury full mahogany case.
Dated around 1936.
Tuned up to concert pitch and fully regulated.
Good tone and unchipped keys
£650 including local moving and first tuning.
3 - Very Small Modern Chappell Upright Piano
Made c.mid 70's.
Mahogany mid-gloss finish.
Overstrung and underdamped.
To receive a new set of hammers.
Good sound, very light touch, excellent bass.
£1,500 to include local moving and first tuning.
4 - Bosendorfer Grand Piano
5ft 8 inch black grand piano.
Details to follow.
Final Price Around: £6,000
5 - Very Small Upright Piano
No maker's name
But is English around 1965.
Sold As Seen
6- August Forster Upright Piano.
Selling for A Customer:
This is a sensationally good piano for anyone wanting to upgrade to something capable of Grade VIII plus.
Internal condition is excellent.
It can be seen in Walsham le Willows.
Contact Mrs. Vikki Cooper on 01359 259143
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 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.