Resources for Buying and Owning A Piano, Digital Piano, or Keyboard

New & Used Pianos & Digital Pianos

Rockaway Music
1745 Route 10 East, Morris Plains NJ 07950
Phone: 973-984-8800
Web: www.RockawayMusic.com
Yamaha, Young Chang, many others

Jacobs Music Company
2540 Brunswick Pike, Route 1, Lawrenceville NJ 08648
Phone: 609-434-0222
Web: www.JacobsMusic.com
Steinway, Boston, Yamaha, many others

Both of these stores have good service, have used pianos to buy, have digital pianos, and can work with your price ranges. Mention this studio to see if they can offer a good price.

Piano Tuning, Repairs, and Rebuilding

List of Piano Tuners and Piano Technicians:
David Thomson 973-701-1177
Doug Phillips: 908-272-0460
Dennis Lord: 201-650-0427
Mark Stasio: 908-755-0407

Technicians also know of people wanting to sell pianos, and can have some really nice ones he rebuilt in their shops.Be sure to get a technician to look over any piano you buy. It’s worth the money to get it checked out and not buy a clunker.

“The Piano Book”
Buying and Owning a New Or Used Piano
by Larry Fine
$19.95 • Brookside Press
Available at your local library, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & local book stores.
Includes:
Candid brand by brand reviews tips on inspecting and buying a used piano, sales gimmicks to watch out for the real differences in piano quality and features special section on buying a used Steinway piano moving, storage, and servicing.

 

Keyboards

Guitar Center Springfield
160 Route 22, Springfield, NJ 07081
Phone: 973-921-0677
Web: www.GuitarCenter.com

Sam Ash Music
155 Route 22, Springfield, NJ 07081-3105
Phone: 973-376-5161
Web: www.SamAshMusic.com

 

Keyboard Qualities Necessary for this studio:

  • Touch sensitive keys
  • Full size keys
  • 5 octave (61 keys) minimum
  • 76 keys strongly recommended and worth it (a real piano has 88 keys)
  • keyboard stand (to put the keyboard on)
  • music stand (to put your music on to read)
  • PIANO BENCH – A MUST FOR PROPER SEATING!
  • Sustain pedal (one that looks like a pedal, not the square one)
  • Quality piano sound and other acoustic sounds
  • Correct heights for keys and bench
  • (top of white keys=29 in., top of bench=about 20 in.)

Other Qualities Strongly Recommended:

  • Quality over-the-ear headphones – NOT EARBUDS
  • MIDI capability to attach to your computer
  • Good brands: Yamaha, Roland, Kurzweil, Korg, Kawaii, Casio

 

$100 keyboards are usually not worth the investment. Between $200-350 will last you longer through future teen-age use and equipment failure.

When Starting Out On A Keyboard….
Please keep in mind when starting out on a keyboard that all students to upgrade to a piano no longer than in 1 calendar year. Proficiency, strength in fingers, and many other elements will be compromised if any longer.

Please update the studio as to the service and quality of these resources.
This studio is not responsible for any purchases or services from these resources.
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