How to Find the Perfect Piano for Your Family

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Photo: Carmen Sognonvi

This post is sponsored by PianoPiano

A little known fact about me is that I’ve been playing the piano for nearly my entire life, and actually taught piano lessons throughout high school. I’m ashamed to admit that it’s taken me so long to get around to arranging music lessons for Sean and Ella! Though, as my readers know, the girls have had plenty of other amazing opportunities in their young lives, but I digress…

Enter PianoPiano, an NYC-based, family-owned, piano rental company that’s been in business for close to 50 years. Until now, it hasn’t really been easy to let a kid try their hand at playing the piano. If they don’t have one in their home, they can’t practice, but getting one into the home can be a challenge (both financially and physically speaking). PianoPiano makes trying the piano affordable and easy. They help you choose the right piano, they deliver it, tune it, and take it away when you’re done! They even have rent-to-own options. Here’s how it works:

1. Pick either an upright, grand, or silent piano

Yes, they make pianos that can be played without disturbing others, which is especially great when you live in an apartment building! Clueless about picking the right piano for your family? Take their Perfect Piano Quiz to figure out where to start! And, you get unlimited exchanges for a small fee, if for any reason you’d like a different one.

2. Choose a rental plan

Pianos can be rented for as little as $38 a month! You can keep renting for as long as you want after your plan is up, without an increase in your monthly fee. PianoPiano offers the lowest prices with no surprises.

3. Schedule set up and delivery

Delivery fees for an upright piano up to 100 miles from New York City are $195 each way, including one flight of stairs. If you live further than that, they may be able to arrange delivery for an additional fee. PianoPiano delivers as far east as Hartford, CT and all over the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

4. Get initial tuning at a discounted rate by a professional technician afterward
And if you’d rather have an actual human being walk you through the process, just call or visit the showroom.

All the pianos are new and like new. Many are actually brand-new from the manufacturer/refinishing factory and have never been rented before. When a piano does come back from rental, PianoPiano’s team goes over it to get it into like-new condition.

I love that PianoPiano offers a “rent, then own” option. With this option, you can decide to buy at any time. The first 12 months of rental fees go towards purchase no matter when you decide to buy. This program gives you ultimate flexibility, as you are not locked into a purchase from the beginning. You can decide when it’s the right time for you to buy the piano, keeping the same low monthly payment as long as you keep renting. You never have to buy and can keep renting forever (most customers do this). When you’re ready to buy, just let PianoPiano know and then you have 12 more months to pay off the balance with 0% interest. If you pay all at once by check, then you get a 3% discount.

I’m so excited to have a piano in my home again, and to share my love of it with my girls. I’m even happier that I didn’t have to break the bank to get it, and I didn’t have to do any of the heavy lifting! PianoPiano makes the process painless.

So tell me, have you ever played the piano? Would you consider renting one?

About Carmen Sognonvi

Carmen Sognonvi is a luxury family travel content creator at Top Flight Family, named a top 10 family travel Instagram account by Time Out New York and Brit + Co. Her insights on travel have been featured in The Washington Post, INSIDER, Huffington Post, Wanderlust Travel Magazine, TravelPulse, HOTELS Magazine, and more. Carmen firmly believes that you can (and should) travel with your kids from a young age. She offers families practical solutions for travel, as well as tips on how to travel in luxury for less. She lives in New York City with her multiracial and multicultural family of four. Follow her on Instagram, FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.

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