A piano can make a wonderful addition, both aesthetically and functionally, to your family home. If you have children, the piano is a great instrument for them to learn to play. Or perhaps you already know how to play yourself or would like to learn.
Pianos also are fun to have at house parties for singalongs! There are many reasons to want to get a piano for your home, but as with most other big ticket purchases, you shouldn’t jump the gun without doing your research and considering options.
Here are five things to think about when buying a piano.
There is a piano out there for just about every budget, but remember that with higher quality can come higher cost. It just depends how much you are willing to spend, and what you specifically want the piano for. If it’s something you hope to keep in your family for years to come, it may be worth shelling out a little extra cash for. However, if it’s just a first instrument for a curious child showing interest in learning, perhaps not.
It can’t be stressed enough—pianos are huge. Even a small piano is going to take up a lot of space in your home. Make sure to measure the area you plan to put it as well as the piano itself before committing to a purchase.
If your decision to get a piano is based less on aesthetics and more on the actual music that will come out of the instrument, sound will be an important factor in your decision. You should play a few songs on it (or listen as someone else does) before buying.
There are so many different types of pianos. They come in all shapes and sizes, a wide range of prices, and varying sounds! This is all good to know when considering which piano is right for you and your family. Most of it depends on personal preference, but if you have questions, try going into your local music shop and asking for help.
Delivery & Repairs
A piano is not something you can just pick up and take home in your car. Once purchased, you are going to have to have it delivered, likely by professional piano movers. Pianos are extremely heavy and delicate, so they really do require someone who knows what they’re doing to move. Factor the cost of delivery into your budget. Repairs can also get expensive, depending on what type of piano you end up with. Remember this so that you won’t be in for any unpleasant surprises down the road.
Congratulations on your decision to purchase a piano for your family home! This is a choice that will bring you joy for a very long time. Hopefully the above tips will help make the rest of the process go smoothly for you.