Buying a piano can be an exhausting experience, and we hope that this guide to local piano stores in San Antonio will be helpful. Our list includes local stores that sell either digital pianos, grand pianos, or upright pianos, and there are options for all budgets and square footage considerations.
Piano Stores in San Antonio
Alamo Music Center
425 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78205
Alamo Music Center is a standard commercial music store. They sell guitars, amps, digital keyboards, and yes, acoustic pianos. One point of frustration is that in order to shop for pianos, you will need to fill out a form, tell the business what you are looking for, and enter your contact information. Presumably this is because they have limited inventory and do not have physical models of each piano in a showroom that you can visit. It’s worth giving them a call, but this may not be the best piano shopping experience.
Music Go Round
7115 Blanco Rd. Ste 109, San Antonio, TX 78216
Music Go Round is a decent place to shop for electric keyboards and digital pianos (like Clavinovas, Roland digital pianos, Casio instruments, etc), but you won’t be able to purchase a grand piano or acoustic upright piano here.
23410 Blackjack Bend, San Antonio, TX 78264
Rockafellow Piano is a family owned business located in the heart of San Antonio. They are a full service piano business, and they tune, restore, and sell pianos. If you want to invest in a generational instrument or find a specialty piano, like a player piano, this is probably your best bet. You will also be able to try out a number of pianos, talk to sales associates, and most likely iron out a reasonable financing agreement.
Steinway of San Antonio/Austin
1201 N Loop 1604 W Acc Rd Suite 107, San Antonio, TX 78258
Not much needs to be said about Steinway – as the preeminent name in piano craftsmanship, they have showrooms across the United states. Steinway showrooms offer brand new Steinways, used Steinways, and even restored pianos. You will need to spend $25K+ for even a used piano, but they can be passed down generation after generation. That said, Steinway pianos may not be for everyone. Make sure you or a pianist friend plays any piano that you might purchase, because you need to identify a touch and sound that you truly love.
Fort Bend Music Center
1603 N Loop 1604 W Suite 102, San Antonio, TX 78258
Phone: (210) 712-1421
Fort Bend Music Center is the San Antonio area’s top Yamaha dealership. They sell brand new Yamaha pianos, used pianos, and you can also test and purchase the full line of Clavinova and Hybrid pianos (the digital hybrids, in particular the N3X Avant Grand, are worth a try). Yamaha pianos are gaining popularity for a reason – they are delightful to play, have a beautiful warm sound, and still cost much less than Steinways, Bosendorfers, or other high end makes.
San Antonio Piano Craft
7139 Eckhert Rd Suite B, San Antonio, TX 78240
This retailer doesn’t sell new pianos, but you can find affordable restored uprights and grands in their showroom. A used acoustic piano is often just as good as a new piano, and depending on the skill of the technician, they can have a much more forgiving and pleasant touch and tone. San Antonio Piano Craft can also help you restore or tune your current piano.
Is It Bad To Buy a Piano on Facebook or Craigslist?
You need to tread carefully of course, but it’s not a bad idea to scour local marketplaces for used pianos. People who are moving or downsizing will often try to offload a piano for well below market value, and as long as you can hire a piano moving company to handle the transition, you can probably find a high quality grand piano for $6,000, $4,000, or even $2,000. Steinways tend to fetch more on the marketplace (in particular the popular Model S), but you can find relatively cheap Yamaha, Baldwin, and other pianos.
Contact Kosha Music Academy for Music Lessons
Whether you want to learn the piano or take violin lessons in San Antonio, Kosha Music Academy would love to work with you. We have fun classes for kids, high end private lessons for adults, and everything in between. Please get in touch for a trial lesson.