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Piano Trade Ins

We welcome your trade-in, and in most cases can allow you fair market value or more. This is usually what you would receive from a private sale, but you save the time and hassle, as well as the security risk of selling it yourself. Simply pick out the piano you like. We'll deduct your trade-in value and include free pick-up for your trade-in.

Your piano's value will depend on its brand, age, condition, and where it is located. The value of your piano will vary depending on whether it's a vertical or a grand, and its height if a vertical and its length if a grand. It will also be influenced by the demand for that type of used piano in our area. Other factors such as population growth, economic outlook, seasonal influence, and competitive choices will impact a piano's market value. Call us to learn more about the value of your trade-in.

We Buy Used Pianos

If you want to save yourself the time and hassle of advertising your piano for sale and trying to sell it yourself, give us a call. We are always looking for quality pianos that we will purchase without a trade in. Having a garage sale to sell a piano works for some people but the reality is, we buy pianos for what they are truly worth. We know how the piano's condition, brand, and the quality effects its value and we are more than happy to give you fair market value for your piano. Call us to learn how our purchase program can save you a lot of time and hassle.

Piano Instruction

One of the best things you can do for yourself or a child is to commit to a learning program that will provide the skills needed to make piano playing a lifetime pleasure. SoCal Pianos works with a broad base of piano teachers residing within Southern California. We can put you in contact with a qualified piano teacher in your area. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, quality piano instruction makes music more enjoyable but there are other benefits as well. Studies have shown that students that learn to play piano quite often do better in math and science. And it only makes common sense that young people focused on the joy and rewards of growing musical skills will have less interest in non-productive activities such as drugs, gangs, and related problems.

All piano instructors have diverse backgrounds and it's important to understand their experience and how it blends with your musical goals before selecting an instructor. Whether you wish to become an accompanist for vocalists, a concert pianist, or a free style jazz pianist, the background of your piano instructor can be very important. Maybe your interest is rock and roll maybe it's classical. The important thing is to keep in mind is that learning to play the piano will give you a lifetime of fun and a sense of accomplishment that is all yours. It doesn't matter what reason for playing piano is but it does matter who teaches you to play.

Other factors may influence your instructor selection as well, such as their credentials, location, schedule flexibility, willingness to come to your home, offering classroom or online instruction, making it fun, being a disciplinarian, and having fees that suit your budget. Whatever your situation, selecting the right instructor will help you meet your unique goals. SoCal Pianos recommended instructors come from a wide variety of musical backgrounds. Although we recommend quality piano instructors, they are not employees of SoCal Pianos. Please feel free to contact them to learn more about how they can help you.

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Piano Instruction Rooms

Piano InstructionThere are enough piano instruction rooms in our retail store to accommodate up to 378 hours of teaching time per week! Who says there's no time to practice? These rooms are available for rent on a month-to-month basis. The piano instruction rooms have either a vertical or digital piano or both available. This is our small way of assisting and support the piano instruction community.

We support piano instructors who purchase sheet music and books for their students with a professional discount. We stock Keith Snell, Faber & Faber, Suzuki, Bastien, Hal Leonard, Alfred, and Books by Composers. We also have blank staff paper, assignment practice books, musical flash cards, and either standard, digital, or MIDI CDs for accompaniment as well as all certificate of merit materials.

To learn more, contact us at SoCal Pianos.

Recital Hall

SoCal Pianos RecitalSoCal Pianos has been designed to serve and support the piano teaching community. Our recital hall has been professionally designed for ideal acoustical performance. The properly lit, temperature controlled ear pleasing environment comfortably seats an audience of up to 100. The recital hall is available to anyone for conducting piano recitals and workshops. One or two (your choice) top-of-the-line grand pianos are available, or a digital piano can be substituted. We've designed our recital hall to be a memorable experience for aspiring musicians. This environment provides any student the thrill and challenge of a concert experience at they keyboard of the world's finest piano, a Concert Bosendorfer. There is a small charge for room usage.

The recital room is available during SoCal Pianos's open hours which are Monday through Friday, 10am to 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Please plan your event to be concluded before the store closing time. Since the use of this room is free, it is booked on a first come/first served basis. Reserving it as far in advance as possible is a prudent idea. You may make reservations up to a year in advance.

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Piano Tuning and Maintenance

An out of tune piano may cause frustration and become a distraction to a student who may remember how a song sounds from somewhere else yet realizes his or her piano doesn't sound quite the same. An early piano player may not understand that an un-tuned piano can hinder their ability to learn, but it can. The better a piano sounds the more likely a new student will stick with it. For the most enjoyment and for the health of your piano, it should be tuned regularly in order to properly present the tones the instrument is capable of and designed to produce. The weather is the major culprit in keeping your piano in tune. Extra humidity causes it to play sharp and extra dryness causes it to play flat. Fluctuations in room temperature can sometimes affect only a portion of the keyboard such as the bass, treble, or middle range.

Professional musicians tune their pianos several times a year, as seasons change, and before every performance in a concert hall. Your need to tune may not be of this frequency but annual tuning is suggested. The need can vary according to the type of piano, its age, the usage it gets, its purpose, how often it's moved and its location.

But there is more to quality piano sounds than just tuning. SoCal Pianos provides you with the comfort of a fully staffed, highly experienced piano repair and maintenance department. Tuning a piano is a good start but any warranty work, repair, or trouble shooting can be done by our factory trained service technicians. SoCal Pianos has the largest staff of piano experts in Southern California. We can repair or tune just about any make of piano whether you purchased it from us or not.

We can set up a regular schedule for tuning your piano, or you may contact us whenever you feel the need arises.

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