Before purchasing a piano privately, or from an unknown dealer, we strongly urge you to have the piano assessed: A piano assessment can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.
If you are given a piano, you should have it assessed before moving it into your home. It may need repairs that must be done in our shop. An assessment would save you the cost of an extra piano move and also provides you with an appraisal for insurance purposes.
Jamie Paddon, a certified piano technician, specializes in piano assessments. Two examples are provided below.