Are any of these you?
• Did you find a piano on Craigslist, but you’re not sure if it's any good?
• Should you accept that free one your family member offered?
• Is hiring a piano technician over your budget?
• Are you wanting to sell your piano but don’t know whether it’s good or not?
• Do you keep googling to find answers, but it’s all a bit confusing?
What is it exactly?
A 10-minute digital course showing you step-by-step where and what to look for in a good piano.
A printable PDF checklist and scoresheet to bring with you to the piano you’re inspecting.
A final score that will tell you what category your piano falls into and what future steps are recommended.
Hi, my name is Aaron Espe.
Before becoming a full-time songwriter in Nashville, I tuned pianos for a living. The most common question I got from people was whether a used piano they'd found was worth buying. The problem is you can't really know unless a technician inspects it.
I made this guide to give you a simple, step-by-step process to make your own assessment with confidence. The last thing you need is to haul a 600-pound piece of furniture home, only to realize it's a piece of junk.
Above I mentioned that if your budget for a piano is less than $800, this guide will likely be a good fit for you. If your budget is more, I recommend hiring a technician to go along with you. Rule of thumb: when a technician’s fee is a small fraction of the piano cost, then hire a technician. This guide is for the other scenario.