Over 150 pianos available for purchase at the Concordia University Piano Sale in Ann Arbor October 14-16

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Have you ever considered buying a piano or improving your current instrument at home?

Over 150 pianos are available for purchase at Concordia University’s annual Piano Sale in Ann Arbor, October 14-16.

The sale will take place on the CUAA campus at the Kreft Center for the Arts, 4090 Geddes Road.

In 2020, Concordia Ann Arbor University partnered with Solich Piano & Music Company to establish a Yamaha Piano Lending Program, removing infrequently used pianos from AUC each year and refreshing the music department with new instruments. . This piano sale will directly support the AUC piano loan program.

“I was a piano student in college and I actually played the pianos that were loaned to our school every week,” said Thomas Solich, president of Solich Piano & Music Company. “I have a personal take on how students can benefit from these great pianos when rehearsing, studying and playing. Now, a few years later, I find myself at the other end of the process.

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The three-day sale will be by appointment only, with customer safety in mind. The event plans to book up to 100 appointments over the three-day sale, so reserve your time slot today by clicking the button below or calling 734-821-3197.

MAKE MY PIANO SALES APPOINTMENT

What to expect when selling pianos

In addition to the Concordia University pianos currently on loan, there will also be:

  • Great

  • vertical

  • Digital

  • Hybrids

  • Players (including Yamaha Disklavier Enspire reproduction pianos)

  • Selection of used pianos

All will be sold at significant discounts from their regular prices. The pianos on loan have been carefully maintained and many are less than a year old.

Service offerings

  • All loaned pianos come with manufacturer warranties and technical services.

  • Delivery and financing will be offered.

  • Designing a new musical space? We offer free storage for up to 1 year.

Sample pianos available

  • Yamaha grand pianos including Yamaha GB, GC, CX and SX series

  • Yamaha upright pianos, including U1, U3, P22, YUS series and B series

  • Yamaha Clavinova Digital including CSP, CLP and CVP series

  • Yamaha AvantGrand Hybrids NU1X, N1, N2 and N3X

  • Yamaha Silent and transacoustic pianos

  • Yamaha Disklavier ENSPIRE Reproduction of mechanical pianos

  • Premium selection Boesendorfer, Schimmel and vintage Steinway pianos

  • And more!

Learn more about the loan program and the partnership

In the summer of 2020, the first delivery of pianos was made and eight Yamaha pianos received new homes on the CUAA campus. Concordia students, faculty and community members have enjoyed these pianos in campus rehearsal rooms, faculty offices and recital spaces at the Kreft Center for the Arts.

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According to a specific schedule, the pianos in the loan program “graduate” and are replaced by brand new pianos, perpetually replenishing the program with new instruments.

This piano lending program is administered by Solich Piano & Music Company, with existing locations in Ohio across Cleveland and Columbus. Solich provides all products, warranty support, and hosts an on-campus piano fundraising event where the pianos are available for public purchase.

In April 2021, Yamaha appointed Solich Piano its institutional partner Piano Channel for the State of Michigan. Solich plans to open additional showrooms, further strengthening its already stellar service commitment to Southeast Michigan in the near future.

“Solich Piano can only choose one beneficiary from our revolving piano loan program per major Midwestern city,” said Thomas Solich, president of Solich Piano & Music Company. “Our annual donation of new Yamaha pianos will allow ACUA music students to study and practice with the latest piano technology. “

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Two notable pianos include a Yamaha C3X, which is a 6′1 ″ concert grand piano that was delivered to the piano studio. This piano joins another grand piano, a Kawai RX2 (5′10 ″) which was recently received as a gift from a private donor, not part of the loan program.

Related: Learn more about the AUC music program

The other notable piano is a small Yamaha Disklavier acoustic piano located on the lower level of Kreft in the vocal faculty office. It is a 21st century piano that interfaces with music technology, including video, music library, recording and the possibility of distance learning.

The following is a list of all pianos delivered to CUAA last summer currently on loan with Solich Piano & Music Company:

  • New U1 post in Professor John Boonenberg’s office

  • NU1x hybrid piano in a technology lab

  • Clavinova in the tech lab

  • C3X concert grand piano in the piano studio

  • Acoustic U3 in Kreft rehearsal rooms

  • Two digital Clavinova devices in the Kreft training rooms

  • DGC1 Disklavier small large player in the voice faculty office

Solich was connected to CUA by Linda Sproul, Director of Donor and Alumni Relations. Sproul has spent 12 years selling pianos at special events, including loaner programs, across the country.

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Linda says Thomas Solich plays the piano better than anyone else she knows despite being born completely blind, but that didn’t stop her from pursuing studies in performance at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music.

“Solich was only 22 when he opened his first store, and I worked for him for free the first year because I knew he was going to bring the piano industry to life, and I wanted to make it happen. part.” said Sproul. Readers can find out more about Solich Piano & Music Company here.

Concordia also has a great local partnership with piano dealer Jim King of King’s Keyboard House. King has been involved with Concordia’s music program for the past three decades and will continue to provide support for tuning, evaluation, travel and technical work.

“This loan program is a no-cost, risk-free program that has many built-in benefits, such as recruiting high-quality music students, inviting visiting artists or clinicians to campus, and creating ‘opportunities for community engagement through concerts and the annual piano. fundraising event, ”Sproul said.

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Aretha Franklin’s Yamaha pianos will remain at CUAA and continue to be a legendary part of the music program.

Related: Favorite Queen of Soul Piano Celebrated at Aretha Franklin Birthday Tribute Concert

Questions about AUC piano sales? Contact Linda Sproul, CUA’s Director of Donor and Alumni Relations, at [email protected]


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