Most people feel that a first-class quality branded keyboard is the best instrument to buy in order to practice playing the piano. However, if you learn how to play the piano very quickly, then you may need to advance to an 88-key keyboard or piano. This will certainly cost more money in the end. For this reason, I usually advise my customers initially to consider a piano rental. For starters, it can save you lots of money and time.
Why is Rental the Best Option?
From what I have observed, large numbers of parents want their children to learn how to play the piano, but they do not want to invest in buying a piano. This is perhaps because they are usually unsure how long their children would be interested to continue the lessons. Most parents want first to see if their children have the talent for it and if they do, only then the parents are prepared to buy a proper piano.
This is when piano rental is frequently the best option, because you will only be spending a small fraction of money on a monthly basis or for every 6 months, depending on the contract type. If you are interested in renting a piano, the following guidelines can help you make the transition a lot smoother:
1. Search for a Reputable Piano Dealer
The first thing that you need to do is to search for a piano dealer in your area. It is advisable that you find one that has an extremely good reputation. You can begin your search online or you can ask for recommendations from your piano teacher. Additionally, you may want to ask your neighbors or colleagues if they have reliable referrals that you can use.
2. Call the Piano Dealer
Once you have a few referrals on your list, you should call them and ask questions in regards to the piano that you are interested in renting. It is essential that you ask about the piano rental terms, as different piano dealer offer different terms.
3. Visit the Website or Store
In order to ensure that you pick the right piano, you need to visit each candidate’s website or store. You can learn a lot about the pianos from the website and with the information that you have in front of you, you can visit the store to obtain a hands-on experience. It is vital that you test each unit that you have in mind first and then, compare the features before you choose the best piano to rent.
4. Consider the Terms Carefully
You may want to rent a piano on a short-term basis or perhaps, for a longer period than 6 months. Before you sign the contract, you need to consider all the pros and cons involved with renting a piano short-term and long-term. Determine which terms offer you the best result. More often than not, people who prefer long-term piano rental will end up buying the unit. This is something that you may want to consider seriously, because it is often cheaper to own a piano this way. As a result, choosing the best piano during this time is especially important.
5. Sign the Contract
Once you are happy with all the piano rental terms and conditions, you can sign the contract and arrange for the piano to be delivered to your home. Normally, piano dealers have their own piano delivery companies, but if this is not made available to you, it is best to ask for referrals from the piano dealer, or search online for specialized delivery services. It is essential that the company specialize in delivering pianos.
How much are you willing to spend on piano rental?