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Long Term Piano Rental

For over 100 years, Markson Pianos has been proud to be a cornerstone of musical excellence and a trusted provider of long-term piano rentals in London. Throughout this time, we have provided individuals, families, schools, and institutions with pianos to meet their needs and requirements.

Our long-term piano rental services have been designed to cater to all levels of musicians, whether you're a beginner discovering a new passion or a seasoned pianist seeking a specific model for practice sessions.

Factors to Consider When Renting a Piano Long Term

If you are currently looking at using a long-term piano hire service, then you're in the right place, but there are a few essential factors that require careful consideration to decide which piano is right for you.

Assessing Your Musical Goals and Skill Level

Are you a beginner aiming to learn the basics, an intermediate player refining your technique or an advanced musician looking for a model to practice on? Wherever you fall on this musical scale, it is important that you take a moment to assess and understand where you're at and where you would like to be before choosing a piano for long-term rental. Understanding your musical aspirations will help our Markson team guide you towards the most suitable model that will be able to meet your needs as you reach each milestone.

Exploring Markson Pianos' Piano Selection

At Markson Pianos, we pride ourselves on our impressive array of pianos, from one-of-a-kind grands to versatile uprights available in all shapes, sizes and finishes from world-renowned brands such as Yamaha, Bösendorfer, and Petrof.

We encourage all customers to visit our central London showroom to browse our ever-changing collection of pianos and have a play. You will find that each piano has its own unique character and sound to cater to all manner of musical preferences.

Whatever it is you are looking for, our expert team is here to assist you in selecting a piano that meets your needs and aspirations.

Budget and Rental Terms with Markson Pianos

We understand that budget is one of the most crucial considerations when it comes to buying and renting pianos. However, our flexible rental terms and competitive pricing ensure you can access high-quality instruments without the upfront investment of making a purchase.

Our minimum (payable) period for a long-term hire is 6 months, with the piano hire fees and the delivery and collection charges payable in advance and by Standing Order. This is a rollover contract, and you will be invoiced in advance for subsequent periods after the initial contract period has finished. Please note that the minimum hire period for new or silent pianos is 6 months.

Can I buy the piano?

Yes! We offer a very attractive Option to Purchase Scheme whereby a percentage of the hire fees you have paid can be offset against buying either the piano you are hiring or any other piano. The maximum rebate will be equivalent to 6 month's hire fees.

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.

Advantages of Long-Term Piano Rental from Markson Pianos

Choosing Markson Pianos for your long-term piano rental needs comes with a unique set of advantages that make this option the ideal choice for pianists of all levels.

Cost Effective

Whether you're a business, academic institution, student or parent, we understand that purchasing a piano can require a significant financial commitment that isn't always feasible. Our long-term piano hire offers a cost-effective solution that allows you to experience having a high-quality piano without committing to a purchase. During this time, you can discover whether the piano is the right fit for your needs and aspirations, and only then, consider a purchase.

Our prices for hiring a piano start from as little as £35.00 per month, with piano hire fees being paid initially in advance for second-hand pianos for the first 6 months. After that, hire fees are to be paid against the invoice or by monthly Standing Order.

We do not require a deposit, just the hire fees and the transport charges, and we do not force you to have your piano tuned (though it is highly recommended to ensure pleasure is gained from playing).

There is no direct correlation between the price of the piano and the relative hire fees, but pianos costing around £1500 will have higher fees in the region of £40 per month, whereas pianos costing £4000 would have hire fees of around £80 per month.

Quality Assurance

At Markson Pianos, we have always prided ourselves on being the 'name to note,' which is how you know that when you hire a piano from us, you're accessing instruments of the highest quality.

With every new and used piano that enters our workshop, we ensure it undergoes a full regulation and set-up process, being thoroughly tested to assess whether any parts need repair or replacement.

Each piano will go through at least two in-house tunings whilst under the care of our team and are assessed in our workshop to guarantee its mechanical playability and stability. Once our team are completely satisfied with the instrument's condition, it will be placed in our long-term hire collection.


Long-term piano rentals provide the convenience of having an instrument at home, in a space that you're comfortable in. It is a unique opportunity that encourages consistency and allows you to practice at your own pace, exploring new pieces and indulging in the joy of music whenever the urge to play strikes.


Over the years, we have supplied long-term piano rentals to not only families but schools, universities, and music colleges throughout the UK. Our rental service offers a valuable platform for musical education and accessibility to pianos, allowing students to brush up on their skills and develop a more profound love for the arts.

Renting with Confidence from Markson Pianos

When you rent a piano from Markson Pianos, we're with you every step of the way on your musical journey.

The Markson Pianos Experience

From the moment you enter our showroom, you'll immediately be met with the commitment to excellence that has defined us for over a century. Our expert team have years of knowledge and experience combined with a true love and passion for pianos. They are here to not only aid you in choosing the perfect piano but also to guide you through your musical journey.

Piano Maintenance and Support

Once you've selected the instrument you wish to hire, our commitment doesn't end there. We take pride in offering ongoing support to all our customers, and our team will ensure that your rented piano will remain in optimal condition, being expertly tuned and maintained to the highest standard. This ensures that your playing experience is always as best as possible and that the instrument consistently produces beautifully rich tones that inspire you to play.

Testimonials from Satisfied Customers

You don't have to take our word for it; take a read of what our satisfied customers have to say about our piano hire service:

"I found out about Marksons on Google as it had really good reviews. I made an appointment last week to see if I could hire an upright piano. I tried all the pianos, upright and grand! Simon was very helpful, and I chose a lovely Yamaha upright suitable for my flat. the piano arrived yesterday and the delivery men were very quick and efficient. I'm so happy with the service and my piano - would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to buy or hire"- Chrissy, Google Review

Everything is just perfect! I hired a piano from Markson almost six months ago. It was a beautiful Yamaha, and I fell in love with it the moment it settled in my flat. The service has been wonderful as well. The delivery was prompt and seamless. When I asked for someone to tune it after delivery because the pedals were squeaky, they sent me a very fine technician - for free, as part of the first-time tuning - who also has a degree in music. She was very knowledgeable, and we even had a discussion about improvising! I play it almost every day since I hired it. I have been recommending this place to everyone who's looking to hire a piano! - Whan, Google Review

Learn more about our Long-Term Piano Hire

We are proud to be London's leading piano hire and rental company, supplying instruments across the capital and nationwide. Since the 1960s, we have proudly pioneered the concept of Piano Hire with the Option to Buy in the UK to ensure music is accessible to people from all walks of life.

Whether you are interested in a robust upright or an awe-inspiring grand, we have a vast number of pianos for you to choose from. If you are looking to rent a piano in London for domestic or commercial use, then don't hesitate to get in touch with our team on 020 7935 8682 or email us at to learn more about hire costs and more.

At a Glance

Select from a large range of quality secondhand instruments
Initial payments from just 1 month's hire fees and transport charges
Try the piano for as long as you wish
No obligation to purchase the instrument
Hire fees are very reasonable
No hidden charges or deposits
Students can get started with minimal outlay
Attractive Option to Purchase Scheme
Option rebate is transferable to another piano
"Markson Pianos have been our partners since 2002 providing their pianos for our music concerts and educational projects as well as impartial advice on concert venues. For over seven years we have been happily using the services of Markson Pianos on a regular basis and we are very impressed with their high professionalism and the exceptional quality of the instruments they offer."
Musica Nova
Productions Ltd

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Hire Fee Calculatons

The grid below shows the basic calculations for hiring different types of pianos. The transport charges for delivery and collection (charged in advance together) have been calculated for a ground floor delivery within the M25 radius. Where stairs are involved these are charged at an additional £50.00. Deliveries outside of the M25 bear additional mileage charges which are calculated at the time of hiring.
The prices shown are for guideline purposes, and will vary according to the instrument you select.
These calculations are based on hiring a Secondhand Piano where 6 month's hire fees are payable together with the total transport charges in advance.
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