Before You Make Your Purchase
People buy pianos for various reasons. If you can figure out your purpose, you can pick out a model more easily. Unsurprisingly, the price of your purchase will be significantly affected by the purpose of your piano. It is not a good idea to settle on the cheapest or most convenient option. If you want something that you can enjoy for a lifetime, do a little research to know what works best for you. You will find quite a number of options in any piano shop. Test out the various brands, styles and sizes. It is advisable to at least play one song on a unit before going ahead and purchasing it.
Before you make a purchase, fix a budget. You will only enjoy your piano if you know that you are not in debt because of it. Stick to the models within your budget range. You can make adjustments as you see fit, but keep in mind that you don’t need to spend a fortune to create good music.
Moving the Piano
A piano is literally a huge purchase. It is best to hire professionals who can help you move your new piano because it is huge, and it is fragile. The piano shop where you made your purchase would usually be more than willing to help you with finding trusted movers. Don’t be too cheap when choosing movers because you need someone who will take care of your purchase. The cost of moving would usually depend on distance and the difficulty of the process. When you plan your budget, take into account the moving and tuning costs.
In Your Home
Once your piano is in your home, it is a good idea to test the sound of the instrument with your room acoustics. Test every key to make sure that each one sounds right. Play each one at different volumes and different lengths in order to figure out if something is wrong with the instrument. If something is bothering you, give the piano shop a call to let them know your problem. Ideally, they would be able to help you with anything wrong about the sound.