At Artist Pianos, we know how important a good practice piano is to the success of new students. In fact, it is vital. At your lesson, you learn what to do, but it is the consistent application of technique all week long that will develop a pianist's touch. Our RENT TO OWN program gets a perfect starter piano into your home from the beginning, when it can do the most good.
Rent a piano from our Albany or Syracuse stores.
You can rent a piano from one of our convenient locations and apply all of the rental fees toward purchase. This page will show you how!
What your piano teacher wants your practice piano to do.
Your teacher will show you what to do during lessons, but your pianist’s touch is developed through muscle memory over time as you practice all week long. Your piano must have evenly weighted keys that all function smoothly. In addition, your piano must be in tune to proper pitch (A=440hz) in order to teach your ears to recognize proper pitch. Most importantly, a piano needs to inspire you to want to play it, otherwise you will likely find other things to do with your time. A bad practice piano can mean the difference between success and failure.
Teach your fingers to play with a pianist’s touch (proper touchweight)
Teach your ears to recognize proper pitch (stay in tune)
Inspire you to want to play (feel, sound, and look beautiful)
A good practice piano makes every minute of practice more effective.
Your piano budget should be set according to your long-term goals. Over time, you will spend a certain amount of time and money on lessons and a good practice piano will make the most of that investment. Keyboards and old pianos cost less money and they may make you feel like you are “protecting yourself from failure” but they can also be the cause of failure to learn to play piano.
How the wrong practice instrument can keep your child from succeeding:
How our rent-to-own plan can help your child start off with the right piano:
The benefits of learning to play the piano are worth it!
Parents have special concerns about making a piano investment, especially if they did not learn to play a musical instrument when they were kids. If you're here, it is because deep down you know that learning piano will be beneficial to your child. Learning piano has been shown to improve math and science skills, language development, enhance creativity, improves rhythm and coordination, reduces stress, and creates connections in the brain that prevent memory loss later in life...and the specific changes learning a musical instrument makes during brain development cannot be accomplished through any other activity! That's a lot of good reasons to learn piano. If you are not ready to purchase a piano, it's ok! Rent first and give your child the best chance for success, then upgrade when your confidence is higher.