Pianos for Rent and for Sale

Musically Minded Academy has formed a partnership with “The Piano Movers” (Tom Hutchinson) in Oakland and Restoration Pianos (Steve Benjamin) in Lafayette. This partnership is of great benefit to the Academy because it will allow us to provide pianos for sale and for rent in a wide price range to every student.

Contact Musically Minded if you would like to purchase any of these instruments. We are happy to show you the pianos if you come in during business hours. Before 2pm is the best time to see them as classes are in session every afternoon.

For specific questions about these instruments, you may also contact:

“The Piano Movers” functions mostly as a storage facility for pianos but also sells the instruments when the owners no longer want them. Steve Benjamin, of “Restoration Pianos”, is able to offer pianos at most price points. He will often find pianos that need some cosmetic work, and will completely rebuild and restore the interiors. These instruments may not look fantastic, but they sound fantastic and are perfect for students with limited funds. If, and when students become more financially able, they may upgrade their own pianos by refinishing them or upgrading their parts.

Most of the instructors at Musically Minded are proficient piano players. We always want our students to have the best instrument possible and now we can tailor these instruments to fit the needs of the students while matching their financial resources. At first, students may start with starter pianos or rental pianos and then as students get better, they can upgrade to better instruments.

Rental Pianos

 


Baldwins, and more (many pianos available to choose from)

  • Rent a piano for $30-$55 a month (price depends on quality and size of piano)
  • Rental contract requires 6 months advanced rental payment
  • Renters pay for piano move ($100-$150, price depends on how difficult the move is taking into account distance and stairs)  and tuning ($125-150, price depends on type of piano.)


Starter Pianos

Kimball Upright

Kimball Upright

  • $800
  • Currently in studio 3
  • For sale by Musically Minded Academy (Financing Available)

 


SOLD

Acrosonic Upright  (Baldwin–Sorry, no photo. This piano is a 1960′s studio upright black piano. It was rarely played and the inside parts look new!)

  • $1,500
  • Currently in studio 1
  • For sale by Musically Minded Academy (Financing available)

Gilbranson Baby Grand Piano   (sorry, no photo)

  • This is a high quality German piano
  • This instrument is old. It has the original bass strings which now need to be replaced.
  • Buy the piano as is for $1,100 or buy it for $2,500 and Restoration pianos will touch up the finish and add new bass strings.
  • This piano is currently in our main hall
  • For sale by Restoration Pianos

Kingsbury Baby Grand Piano  

Kingsbury baby grand

  • $1,500
  • Currently in classroom 3
  • For sale by Musically Minded Academy

Upgraded Pianos

Baldwin upright  (sorry, no photo! This is a shiny black upright piano in fantastic condition.)

  • $3,000
  • Currently in the Main Hall
  • For sale by Restoration Pianos

1917 Shomer

1917 Sohmer

  • $5,000
  • Currently in studio 3
  • For sale by Restoration Pianos

Steinart, 5

Steinert, 5’11″

  • $10,000
  • Currently in classroom 3
  • For sale by Restoration Pianos

Our Finest Instruments

Steinway M

Steinway M

  • $20,000
  • Currently in classroom 2
  • For sale by Restoration Pianos

Steinway O

Steinway O

  • $40,000
  • Currently on stage
  • For sale by Restoration Pianos