Schmitt Music Institutional Programs

Institutional Piano Programs

Schmitt Music is dedicated to helping both institutions and houses of worship acquire and maintain the best instruments the world has to offer. Our institutional opportunities include technical services, inventory analyses, educational programs, piano replacement, Concert & Artist services and more. By partnering with Schmitt Music you are also introduced to unique and customized resources for managing your piano inventory. Our Institutional Sales department has developed unique and customized resources for managing your piano inventory, including these programs:

The Inventory Analysis Program is designed to create a roadmap that allows you to properly plan for maintenance or replacement of your pianos. This necessary first step is done in conjunction with the institution’s piano technician and includes an inspection and evaluation of each piano that documents condition, market value, and recommendations for repair or replacement.  This analysis is available to all institutions at no cost or obligation.

The Keys to Sound Success Fundraising Guide is a guide designed to help you cultivate donors and acquire the necessary funds to purchase Steinway-designed pianos. Schmitt Music fundraising offerings include an exclusive “88 Keys” website that is custom made for the needs of your organization.

The Steinway Institutional Ownership Plan is a logical 5-year inventory plan that helps institutions deal with the most stringent capital and operational budgets in order to afford the Steinway pianos that are essential to their music programs. It includes a comprehensive appraisal of your current inventory along with a blueprint for the most cost-effective replacements. All Steinway & Sons grand and upright pianos along with Steinway-designed Boston models may be acquired under this program.

Piano Maintenance, Rebuilding and Restoration Services are offered utilizing the information documented in the Inventory Analysis. An ongoing maintenance program is designed that can extend the useful life of your pianos along with allowing you to preserve your financial resources. If a complete Steinway piano rebuild is recommended, Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center boasts a complete shop staffed with factory-trained technicians and outfitted with Steinway parts. The Steinway Restoration Center in New York is also available.

Piano Replacement may be required as determined by your inventory evaluation. After determining needs and priorities, you will be provided a multi-year plan for piano replacement. Steinway pianos have a history of financial appreciation and long life as well as established professional acceptance. The Boston piano, designed by Steinway, is a product that meets many institutional needs but is more modestly priced. With a combination of quality pianos, quantity institutional pricing, trade-in options, and a new institutional lease program, you can greatly improve your inventory economically, in both the immediate and more distant future.


The Steinway Lease-To-Own Program allows you to take immediate delivery of all the pianos you require.

The Guidelines for Institutional Technical Service aid in planning for technical service and maintenance.

The Annual Institutional Technicians Seminar takes place at the world-famous Oberlin College Conservatory of Music.

The Steinway Selection Room is where concert instruments are chosen for prestigious venues throughout the United States.

If you would like more information on any of our Institutional Programs, please complete the information on the Inquiry From and someone in our Institutional Piano Department will contact you.

Institutional Inquiry