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 - John Brinsmead Piano
Small overstrung upright piano.
Lovely walnut case.
For sale: £1,360
Or hire at £40 per month.
2 - Challen Baby Grand.
Spectacular little piano with one of the easiest and lightest actions I have ever played.
Just returned from three year hire.
Action has been overhauled about three years ago.
together with new bass strings.
For sale or hire: £2,200 / £60 per month or terms. NO VAT
3 - Chappell (5ft long) Grand Piano. (6inches longer than a baby grand)
Fully restored, overhauled and re-strung with best quality German strings.
Beautiful French polished casework.
Responsive, light action with a good singing tone. (Almost re-assembled).
£4,999 including moving and first tuning.
Or hire at £80 per month with option to purchase.
4 - Yamaha U1 Black.
5 - Bechstein Upright. Model 10 Rosewood Case.
To be totally overhauled.
Approximately £4,000 When Restored
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.