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WHERE CAN I GO TO RENT OR PURCHASE AN INSTRUMENT?

Below are resources that you may find useful when renting or purchasing an instrument. All were recommended by parents, faculty or staff at our school. We are passing the information along to you for your convenience in making your own contacts with these retailers, should you wish to do so.  They should not be considered as an endorsement, and we invite you to offer any feedback or additions that others may find helpful. 

Acoustic Vs Digital Pianos

Purchasing An Acoustic Piano

Resources Purchasing A Digital Piano

PIANO RENTALS AND PURCHASING

Williams Piano Shop (acoustic and digital pianos)
123 Harvard Street, Brookline MA 02446
(617) 232-8870
www.williamspianoshop.com
 
M. Steinert and Sons (acoustic and digital pianos)
162 Boylston Street,
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-1900
www.msteinert.com
 
Digital Pianos
*Note that the terms Digital Piano and Keyboard are sometimes used interchangeably. If you are planning on taking piano lessons you should beware the Keyboard label, as sometimes these are designed mainly for computer input. Look for models that have 88 keys and specify “Graded Hammer Action” or similar indication of touch sensitivity.
 
BMS recommends Yamaha and Roland Digital Pianos:
Roland Pianos
http://www.rolandus.com/categories/keyboards/
Yamaha Digital Pianos
http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/keyboards/
 
Retail Showrooms:
M Steinert and Sons (see above)
William Piano Shop (see above)
 
Online:
www.amazon.com
www.musiciansfriend.com
 

STRING RENTALS AND PURCHASING 

Johnson String Instrument
1029 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
(617) 964-0954
www.johnsonstring.com
 
South End Strings 
551 Tremont Street #201
Boston MA 02116
(617) 292-7788
*please call for an appointment 

WIND AND BRASS RENTALS AND PURCHASING 

Leonards Music
128 The Great Road
Bedford, MA 01730
(781) 271-1189
www.leonardsmusic.com

Flutistry Boston
801 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 519-8966
https://www.flutistry.com

GUITAR RENTALS AND PURCHASING

Mr. Music
128 Harvard Avenue Boston, MA 02115
(617) 783-1609
www.mrmusicguitars.com
 
Johnson String Instrument
1029 Chestnut Street 
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
(617) 964-0954
www.johnsonstring.com

MUSIC BOOKS AND SUPPLIES

Music Espresso
295 Huntington Ave # 212 Boston, MA 02115
(617) 424-9322
www.musicespresso.com
 
Spectrum Music
1844 Massachusetts Ave # B Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 862-0088
www.spectrum-music.com
 
Online:
Burt & Company Discount Music Supply
www.burtnco.com
Amazon
www.amazon.com

Brookline Music School
25 Kennard Road
Brookline, MA 02445
Email: info@bmsmusic.org
Phone: 617-277-4593
Fax: (617) 277-4437

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