April 30, 2013

School of Music annual piano sale raises funds for new pianos

Posted: April 30, 2013
a student plays a School of Music piano
A School of Music student plays a piano provided by AZ Piano.
Photo by: Tim Trumble

The ASU School of Music is hosting a sale of pianos from May 16-19. The general public is invited to take advantage of deeply discounted pianos currently on loan to the School of Music from AZ Piano.

The pianos are priced below the store’s regular prices and each instrument is sold with a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty, free bench, delivery and one in-home tuning.

ASU alumni, faculty, staff and students can make an appointment to view and purchase the sale items, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 16-17, at the School of Music building, 50 E. Gammage Parkway on the ASU Tempe campus. Call 480-727-6770 to book an appointment beginning May 11.

The sale is open to the general public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., May 18 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m., May 19.

As part of the current loan program, Jason Sipe, the owner of AZ Piano and School of Music alumnus, provides the School of Music with quality pianos for the student practice rooms.

“Without the generosity of Mr. Sipe, 20 percent of the practice rooms would be empty,” says Rick Florence, manager of keyboard technology and event services. “Participating in the piano sale is a great way to save money on a quality piano while supporting the School of Music.”

In addition to the piano loan program, Sipe generously donates a portion of piano sale proceeds to the School of Music for the purchase of new pianos.

For more information contact Rick Florence at 480-965-6760 or Rick.Florence@asu.edu.

Sarah Hough, sarah.hough@asu.edu
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts