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How a Kawai Education Service Plan can work for your music department
Our Master Piano Artisans estimate that in a normal teaching environment, with pianos played every day, the useful life of an upright piano is 15 years and that of a grand piano, 10 years.
These estimations are based on a piano being tuned four times a year and serviced a minimum of once a year, preferably twice a year. Without regular maintenance, pianos in this environment at these ages are normally beyond repair or almost unplayable.
Your pianos are your showcase for your music department. Students flock to organisations with the business skills to always provide new instruments for them to learn on. When they see the name Kawai on your pianos, they know you respect their needs and have chosen the best instruments for music education.
Ask the Kawai Education Team. Simply contact us here to order Kawai accessories for your music department or to arrange a Kawai Education Team Assessment and Plan.
Kawai offers music departments and music teachers a personalised service to help you choose the right pianos for your needs and spaces, as well as the best method of financing your piano fleet to suit the business needs of your organisation.
A member of the Kawai education team will be happy to consult on your exact needs and explain our customised Education Service Plans.
Pianos used in an education environment receive very heavy, almost punishing use day after day. It’s not for the faint hearted. The acoustic uprights and grands in the Kawai education range are all quality built in Japan so they can take it.
Pianos age over time and with constant use. They need regular tuning and maintenance to perform at their best for every student. And importantly, they need to be replaced on a regular basis so students learn on what are new or near new instruments.
Kawai offers you the option of Education Service Plans for two, three or five year terms. We have leading Kawai piano technicians in each state to look after the maintenance needs of the piano and consult with our Kawai education team to ensure your piano fleet is always in top quality condition.
The current state of music department instruments
Our research has shown that:
School music departments average piano fleet age is 20 years, with a replacement purchase of two new pianos every 10-12 years on average. The average music department has six-eight uprights and one-two grand pianos. At this rate of purchase it will take on average 60 years to replace the full fleet with new pianos.
University and conservatoriums’ average piano fleet age is 35 years, with a replacement purchase of six new pianos every 10 years. The average uni & con has 40 upright and 15 grands. At this rate of purchase it will take on average 90 years to fully replace the entire fleet.
For uprights, a suggested range for 'oldest piano' would be between 15 and 20 years, while for grands it would be less, say 10 years, and can vary considerably depending on how much rebuilding and/or regulation is done.
Selected for education use, these accessories help keep your pianos in excellent condition and able to withstand the rigours of the classroom. Please contact our Kawai Education Team for pricing and delivery details.
If you would like to talk to our Kawai Education Team about a Piano Fleet appraisal and Lease to Own plan for your institution, please let us know here.
Check out the full range of Kawai piano accessories for educational institutions above. If you wish to order accessories, tell us here and we will contact you to take your order.