Piano University

Welcome to Piano University

If you’re looking to buy a piano, but are unsure of where to start, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve dedicated this website to being your one stop piano buying guide online. If you, your child, or someone you know is beginning piano lessons or upgrading to another piano - informing yourself on everything pianos is an invaluable investment.

Sometimes the choices can be overwhelming, so here are three popular ways to start looking:

Grand Pianos vs Upright Pianos
New Pianos vs Used Pianos
Acoustic Pianos vs Digital Pianos

Grand vs Upright

What are the main differences between a Grand Piano and an Upright Piano? Size constraints vs full sound. 

New vs Used

Warranty information, freebies with a new piano, new piano features, disklavier, etc. Used - what to watch out for - some pianos may look okay, but need thousands of dollars of repairs

Acoustic Vs Digital

Technology is finding its way into the Piano world. What are the benefits of a Digital Piano? What is a Hybrid piano? Which is right for you?

Before reading these guides, we recommend considering:

  1. Your Budget. A quality piano is like a good house. It will take care of you for years but it is likely to be very expensive. Consider your price range and what you are willing to spend on a piano before determining what type of piano you’re interested in.

  2. Your Purpose. Why are you buying a piano? Is it for you or your child’s lessons? Family entertainment or enrichment? Perhaps you plan to perform, or value the features of a digital piano. All of these factors are important in choosing the piano that’s right for you.

  3. Size Constraints. Do you have a room large enough for a grand piano? Some homes or bedrooms are smaller and therefore more suitable for an upright piano or keyboard. Keep this in mind when shopping for pianos.