Where to find used instruments

Elana Pirtle-Guiney said: Nov 10, 2018
 1 posts

My 3.5 year old wants a cello. He’s been interested in cellos for over a year and asking for one for 8 months. For a variety of reasons we’d prefer to buy used than rent. I’m having a heck of a time finding a used 1/10 size instrument. Any leads or suggestions? Where did you all find instruments for your little ones?

Joanne Shannon said: Nov 12, 2018
Joanne Shannon
Suzuki Association Member
Piano
Los Angeles, CA
140 posts

Where are you located?

Rita Yeo said: Sep 11, 2019
 4 posts

You can try online platforms for pre owned cello. Or ask around music schools in your area to ask them to keep a look out for a 1/10 size cello. Good luck!

Kathleen Moser said: Sep 13, 2019
 
Suzuki Association Member
Piano
Jeffersonville, PA
6 posts

I would ask members of the local music teachers’ association(s). At least here in the Philadelphia area, there would be a number of teachers that could probably help! I just heard about a woman selling her 15-yr-old Baldwin piano for only $3000, so one never knows when these situations might pop up! And of course there’s always EBay!

Lois Reiter said: Sep 14, 2019
Lois Reiter
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Gatesville, TX
11 posts

We just relocated our pre-college program (strings are Suzuki, piano is not) from a community college to a school we are leasing. We had to start totally from scratch and found most of our pianos on Facebook marketplace.

You must log in to post comments.

A note about the discussion forum: Public discussion forum posts are viewable by anyone. Anyone can read the forums, but you must create an account with your email address to post. Private forums are viewable by anyone that is a part of that private forum's group. Discussion forum posts are the opinion of the poster and do not constitute endorsement by or official position of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

Please do not use the discussion forums to advertise products or services