Piano Instrument Information
A positive and successful experience depends on having a good quality & well-sized instrument. Do not obtain an instrument for your child before your teacher approves the size.
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music does not sell or provide instruments.
How to Acquire A Piano
A real piano with strings and hammers (Upright, Baby Grand, or Grand) is REQUIRED. No electric keyboards or digital pianos – no exceptions; if the piano has buttons, and runs on batteries or electricity, it is not permitted. If you are not able to fit a real piano in your apartment, or the cost is prohibitive, inform the Director, because you should not choose piano for your instrument.
You may rent or purchase a piano. Some companies have a rent-to-own option, others have financing available.
Another option is to find someone selling or giving one away (Craigslist, for example); usually you pay for the moving cost. In this case it is very important to have someone who knows pianos very well to look at it before you take it, so you know that it is in good condition.
Please refer to our comprehensive PDF list of Piano Stores for renting, purchasing, tuning and repair information found here.