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School of Music annual piano sale raises funds for new pianos


May 07, 2010

The ASU Herberger Institute School of Music is conducting a sale of pianos currently on loan to ASU from AZ Piano, May 20–23. Jason Sipe, AZ Piano store owner and School of Music alumnus, ensures each year that school’s student practice rooms, faculty studios, and a performance hall are equipped with quality pianos.

“Without the generosity of Mr. Sipe, the Recital Hall, a handful of teaching studios and more than 60 percent of the practice rooms would be empty,” says Rick Florence, School of Music senior piano technician. “Participating in the piano sale is a great way to save money on a quality piano while supporting the School of Music.”

At the end of each school year, the on-loan pianos are sold at deep discounts to the general public. AZ Piano works with the school to ensure sale prices are discounted below low in-store prices. All pianos carry full warranties. The proceeds of the sale are shared with the School of Music and are used to purchase new pianos for the school.

From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 20–21, ASU alumni, faculty, staff and students can make an appointment to view the sale items. Please call 480.727.6770 to book an appointment beginning May 15. The sale is open to the general public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 22  and 11 a.m.-5 p.m., May 23.

There is no cost to attend the sale that will be held at the School of Music building, 40 E. Gammage Parkway, ASU Tempe campus.