What is Tutti Try?
Try before you buy - For pianists
Are you considering buying a piano?
Do you want to try a few different pianos that are not brand spanking new in store to see how they might sound after years of love and attention?
“Tutti Try” helps you find different piano makes and models across your city that you can try for a couple hours for a few pounds, giving you certainty and peace of mind before you spend thousands on a piano for your home.
A Blüthner grand piano in good condition which doesn't get used enough, available in a sunny sitting room in Hackney.
Quote from host: "My piano is a Blüthner inherited from my mother who bought it from Harrod’s in the 1950s. It was completely overhauled by a very good piano technician called John Paul Williams (he wrote a book about the history of the piano, below) about ten years ago. He has regularly tuned it ever since, the last time being about a year ago." - July 2019
Location: London, E9
The piano, a Bösendorfer circa 1925 5’ 7” grand piano, is in perfect condition.
Last tuned: July 1st 2019
Location: London, W4
Price: £12/hr (2 hrs minimum)
Regularly tuned and played by many musicians including Jonathan Biss (co-artistic director of the Marlboro Music Festival)
Location: London, SW13
Description: A 1912 Bechstein, provided to the church by a generous donor. It has a long, but unknown history.
Last tuned: 5th July 2019
Location: Enfield, EN2
Description: 2 year old Yamaha C2X grand
Location: London, W3
Description: Yamaha Upright
Location: London, EC1R
Description: 6ft Yamaha Grand
Location: New Malden, KT3
Description: Yamaha C6 baby grand
Last tuned: Tuned monthly
Location: London, SE1
Location: London, E8
Price: £115/day (only available on weekends)
Location: London, E1
Description: Yamaha Clavinova CVP 303
Location: London, SW9