Thank you for considering the donation of your piano. In order to efficiently assess each piano, we will need the following types of pictures and information. Please include what you can from this list.
Email or Post pictures so that we can see the piano, especially focusing on areas that may need repair.
Serial # (usually near tuning pins)
Height (for uprights)
Length (for grands)
All notes working?
When last tuned?
History of maintenance, if any
History of tuning, if any
Town where the piano is
Is there a deadline?
PLAY IT FORWARD
Occasionally, we give free pianos to local students or others who may not be able to afford to buy a piano. We receive free pianos, we give free pianos! It is a small side project which helps a lot of people on both ends – it also diverts pianos that just need some TLC, away from landfills and into grateful hands. We are able to do it as an add on to our business because we deal with so many pianos.
Each piano is inspected to ensure dependability, tuned and cleaned. To keep the program sustainable, we only ask to for the donator to cover moving costs. The same thing goes for anyone who wants to claim a Play It Forward piano – they would pay the moving cost to their home. The moving cost covers the money we put into the pianos to fix them up and the labor it costs to move them.
PIANOS AROUND THE WORLD
Pianos that are generously donated to Pianos Around the World are shipped to places like China, Iran, Vietnam, Peru and Kenya, where they provide a livelihood for those who are learning the skills to restore and repair pianos. Once restored, these pianos are then made available for purchase in the community. Because of these donations, many of these pianos will find a new and cherished home of musicians, students and music lovers alike who will continue to enjoy the gift of music for years to come.
STUDENT PIANO EXCHANGE
Student Piano Exchange is an effort to help people upgrade their instrument, whether it be from a keyboard, or looking for a better piano. Due to the confusing plethora of inexpensive pianos available privately, these pianos are brought into the repair shop, inspected, serviced, guaranteed, and made available for $100-$900 to the local community.