Finding the perfect service in order to purchase a piano or keep up with the maintenance with your current piano can sometimes be a hassle, especially with several music stores shutting down locally and leaving most people clueless and searching the Internet without much information. If you have pressing questions that need more detail than a blog post online, then piano dealers might just be your best bet–I know it helped me when I wanted to buy a piano and didn’t even know where to begin.
Which brand is better for a grand piano? Should I go with a grand piano or digital piano? Where can I find someone to tune my piano? These are all very important questions and the best answers can come from your local piano dealer because, well, that’s their job! Why else should you trust your local piano dealer? Here’s just a few reasons:
Most dealers employ people who have an extensive background in music, this is especially true for piano retailers. Professional musicians, former pianists, and current music teachers all account for the sales force of any retailer.
It’s more than just selling pianos for most dealers, it is making sure the person knows what they’re purchasing and can confidently learn how to play their newly acquired instrument. Music educational is always the utmost importance!
Let the dealer help you through the entire process in a step-by-step method to make sure you get the right piano for yourself or family and know where to get it tuned or find piano classes.
Don’t worry about having to go a bunch of different places for sheet music, piano maintenance, and classes–most dealers provide all of this under one roof! And if they don’t? Perhaps it is best to find someone else.
There’s a credo most dealers abide to, which considers purchasing a piano one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that is beyond a sales commission or buying something normal like a toaster. It’s an experience in itself, and the dealer wants to make sure it is the best experience for you.
When I decided to look into buying a piano, my first natural reaction was to do some research online. This is all well and good, but, if you have specific questions then it is best to find local piano dealers and head out there with your questions. While online resources can provide a base foundation, the best advice comes from sitting down with an expert and being able to figure out what is best for you. I was able to find a piano that my entire family loves and the kids are able to take classes, which open doors to more opportunities to make friends, make contacts, and have a lifelong hobby (or potential profession!).
Your neighborhood piano dealers are here to help more than they are to sell. Like I said before, piano dealers are trying to create a unique experience that can’t be matched with an online browse and purchase–they are here to educate you the best way they can in the great world of pianos and music, by showing and telling.
Do you think local piano dealers can help with your questions on pianos better than an online source?