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
Los Angeles, CA
142 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
Jeffersonville, PA
9 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
13 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.

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