Benefits of long-term piano rental for beginners

Publish Date: 17 January 2024

Studies have shown time spent at the keyboard improves mental health, allowing players to experience less anxiety, loneliness, and depression.

Piano playing is known to be a great source of stress relief, improving brain function and helping with countless lifelong benefits, but we understand that investing in a piano can seem like an expensive commitment.

Fortunately, Markson Pianos provides long-term piano rentals as an affordable and flexible alternative that allows beginners to enjoy the many benefits of playing without the financial burden of ownership.

In this article, we’ll explore the various benefits of long-term piano rental, shedding light on why it’s the ideal choice for those starting their musical journey.

Affordable and practical option for beginners

Whether you’re interested in an acoustic or digital model, buying a piano requires a significant financial outlay that that not everyone can afford.

For beginners, a purchase of this size doesn’t always make sense, particularly if you are uncertain about if you want to commit to playing long term.

Parents often find themselves wanting to encourage their child to play, but only time will tell if the piano interests them and they will continue learning.

Long-term piano rentals provide an affordable and more practical solution to this problem, allowing people the time they need to decide whether the instrument is right for them.

With rental plans, beginners can access high-quality pianos without a large upfront cost.

We find this flexibility allows individuals, and parents in particular, to allocate their finances to lessons and accessories needed to encourage playing and learning.

Access to high-quality instruments

At Markson Pianos, we are proud to supply high-quality instruments that go through a full regulation and set-up process that includes thorough testing to assess whether any parts need repair or replacement.

Whether it is new or used, each piano is subjected to at least two in-house tunings while under our care and is assessed in our workshop to guarantee its mechanical playability and stability.

When our team is completely satisfied with the instrument’s condition, it will be placed in our long-term hire collection.

With this in mind, one of the key advantages of long-term piano rental is the high-quality instruments you will have access to as a beginner.

From beginner-friendly models to incredible acoustic grand pianos, all our models are well-maintained and professionally tuned to ensure the perfect playing experience.

Playing on a high-quality piano not only enhances the sound and touch experience but also encourages you to continue developing your skills.

Plus, as a beginner, you may find yourself quickly progressing and in need of an upgrade to meet your evolving needs and preferences.

With long-term hires, you can easily upgrade along the way to ensure your love of playing continues to grow.

Flexibility and ability to upgrade

As mentioned above, your piano journey will be filled with progress and as you hone your skills, your musical needs may change.

Long-term piano hires provide the flexibility to adapt to your changing requirements without having to spend significant amounts of money buying a new model.

We understand you may need to upgrade to a different piano model as time goes on, for example moving from a beginner’s digital keyboard to a more advanced upright acoustic.

This adaptability ensures that as a beginner, you will have access to an instrument that matches your skill level.

We ensure all our customers can opt for a rental period that matches their learning pace and budget.

Commitment-free exploration

Long-term piano rentals are an ideal way of allowing beginners to explore their newfound passion for music without making a serious commitment.

From speaking to our customers, we find that our terms are particularly appealing to those who are uncertain about their or their child’s dedication to learning the piano, or who are trying the instrument out for the first time.

Renting a piano offers the freedom you need to try the instrument without the burden of long-term financial responsibility. If you decide the piano is not quite right for you, you can easily return your chosen model without having made a sizeable financial investment.

On the other hand, if the passion does take hold (and we often find it does with our customers!), you can continue renting, and you may decide to purchase the piano in the future.

We offer an Option to Purchase Scheme that allows our customers who are renting long term to take a percentage of the hire fees from the price of buying the piano.

Should you decide to take up the option to buy the piano you are hiring, we will also deduct the collection fee. These deductions will be made from the original purchase price quoted at the commencement of hire.

Long-term piano rental from Markson Pianos

At Markson Pianos, we understand the importance of selecting the perfect instrument as a beginner embarking on a new musical journey.

Long-term piano rentals are an excellent option for beginners, offering an affordable, practical and flexible alternative method of accessing high quality instruments.

With our support, beginners can enjoy the benefits of long-term piano rental while nurturing their musical talents.

For more than 100 years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to providing not just world class pianos but also support, expertise and commitment to those entering the musical world.

Our rental collection includes a variety of high-quality pianos, from affordable digital keyboards for entry-level beginners to more sophisticated but compact uprights for those looking to make a lasting investment at the start of their musical journey.

Our rental process is straightforward, competitively priced and includes expert advice from our team members to make it easier than ever for beginners to get started.

We are proud to call ourselves London’s leading piano hire and rental company, supplying instruments across the capital and nationwide.

Our professional technicians ensure that each and every rental piano is in optimum condition, ready to play from day one so beginners can experience the rich and resonant sound that accompanies a high quality instrument.

Regular tuning and maintenance are included in our rental service, guaranteeing your instrument remains in optimal playing condition.

If you have any issues, simply give us a call and we’ll arrange for one of our technicians to pop over and assess your piano.

So, whether you’re interested in a space saving upright or an awe inspiring grand, we have a wide variety of pianos for you to choose from.

If you are a beginner interested in a Long Term Piano Hire for yourself or your child, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team on 020 7935 8682 or email us at to find out more about hire costs and more.