Do you have a piano to donate or sell?
But first.... have you ever considered taking lessons? The Benefits of Playing Piano at ANY age is well worth your time.
Located in our building, the Waukesha County Conservatory of Music offers lessons for all ages.
We love adult beginners!
Hartland Piano will consider taking any piano in trade to upgrade for a newer piano or digital keyboard. Minimum trade in value is $100. Your piano will be picked up when the new piano is delivered.
We do not purchase the following pianos:
-Spinet (pianos under 42" built before 1970)
-Tall Uprights over 50" built before 1950 (like Grandma's)
-These pianos are usually not worth the value of tuning and repair unless they hold significant sentimental value to you and your family.
If you are unsure what you have, send pictures of the piano to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include a picture of the complete front and one of the inside with model and serial number. This will help us to verify age and condition for consideration of purchase.
Donation to our student rental pool?
At this time, we are looking for solid upright pianos to be used in our beginning student rental pool. The maximum we pay for these is $500 and pay for pickup. We understand your piano may have a higher value, but your "peace of mind" is knowing the piano will go to a good home, played regularly, maintained and make a difference in the life of a music student.
Please Note: Pianos without servicing in the past 5 years will probably need additional repairs. See the general maintenance costs below:
Our General Maintenance/Repair Costs:
Here are some general quotes for the maintenance or repair we will need to perform on your piano before selling it:
$150-200 moving costs (first floor)
$125 tuning (may need two if it has been more than two years)
-Tuning- adjusting the pitch so all 3 strings for each key is tuned to each other.
$80-$400 regulation, voicing, and cabinet work. (1-5 hrs, $80/hr)
-Regulation- adjusting the action of the piano so each key feels the same.
-Voicing- shaping the hammers so the tone of each note is consistent.
$40 in home evaluation fee (Lake Country Area)
Pianos over 25 years old may need additional repairs such as:
-Key top replacement
We price the pianos at $695-$995 including bench.
If the piano has recently been serviced by a registered piano technician and ready, we may offer a stipend of $100.
As far as a donation amount, we do not qualify for “non profit” so there would be no tax benefit. It is just an opportunity to provide a service and give students a better instrument to study on.
What to do if you have outlived your piano?
-Get creative, check out Pinterest to see how you can re-purpose your piano.
-Example: remove the keys and action to create a desk
-Find a family member or friend who is willing to take it for sentimental reasons.
-Break it apart and find a use for the parts.
-Relish the good memories of the music and fun created from the piano At this time, we are looking for solid upright pianos to be used in our beginning student rental pool. The maximum we pay for these is $500 and pay for pickup. I understand your mom's piano has a higher value than this. Her "peace of mind" is knowing the piano will go to a good home, played regularly, maintained and make a difference in the life of a music student.