A generous family from Burke, VA recently contacted the Academy about gifting their The Bell Piano Company (New York) upright piano to a good home. If anyone is interested in accepting this gift, please contact us ASAP.
The piano is approximately 100 years old and is free of charge (to a good home); however, the family requests the recipient to pay for the moving expense, which averages around $250-300 (when using a professional piano moving company) depending on the distance traveled, number of stairs involved, etc. Also, acoustic pianos usually require a tuning from a professional piano tuner after a move as well. There are two sticky keys on this piano: one in the upper register and one in the middle register.
If you think you have a need (and a space) for this piano, it’s a great opportunity to look into. We will handle this on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (no phone calls please) and put “Piano Available to Good Home” in the subject (or simply Reply to the Newsletter email). A recipient will be matched as soon as possible.
Please note that these opportunities typically come up several times throughout the year, so keep checking the Academy Newsletter!