Choosing the Right Gear
Need some help choosing the right instrument for your needs? Check out our recommendations for purchasing or renting gear.
Renting from Off the Wall
How to get started
Please contact us to learn more about availability, setup your monthly rental, and schedule a pick-up or delivery:
- Call or Text: (206)407-9610
Pick up & Delivery
If you give us 1-2 days notice, we can have an instrument ready for you at your next lesson. We can also arrange a delivery for a small additional fee.
Rental Instruments & Prices:
- 61-key keyboard: $18/month
- 88-key keyboard: $40/month
- Acoustic drum set: $30
- Kid acoustic drum set: $25
- Electric drum set: $27
- Acoustic for adults: $18
- 3/4 Acoustic for kids: $15
Upright Pianos or Grand Pianos $30-90/month
It is best to text us at 206-407-9610 to set up a meeting to discuss renting an upright or grand piano. There will be a small moving fee included in your first months rental. Pricing is flexible.
Practice Room Rentals
Practice Room Information & Pricing:
- Upright Piano, Grand Piano Room, or Drum Room Rental- $15/hr
We have a practice rooms and over 20 pianos available. We typically book practice time only during off peak lesson hours. Just find an available room at the Blue house on the middle or basement floor with a piano you like. Feel free to try out multiple pianos… If the offices across the street at 1240 location are open, come say hi and feel free to use those pianos also.
We have the yellow room available at the blue house and occasionally 1240 building will have a couple rooms you can use. Please note the extra information in your confirmation and reminder e-mails regarding the drums.
How to Book A Practice Time
You can book and pay for your rental time online here:
We also have additional rental rooms at 1240 location when available (across the way) when needed. so let us know if you can't find a time and we can check if the lesson rooms are all in use. We have a large library of music books at 1240 that are available to use during practice time.
Booking Info and Tips
- Our peak hours are between 2pm-7pm during the week.
- Rentals are available to be booked online in one hour or two hour increments online, but more can be reserved.
- Weekends have more available rooms.
- Wifi is available and free. Password can be seen onsite.
- No one will be there to check you in. Your confirmation and reminder e-mails will contain instructions for your arrival.
- Text us if you’re not seeing an available option.
- Issues with drum rattling - If you are in a room with a drumset and are noticing a rattle from the drums while you practice check out the link: Stop the Rattle
We generally prefer to offer practice rooms to current students, but welcome the public as well. Keep in mind that this is not a professional practice space, but a music school. Piano & Drum rooms are available for rent when they are not in use for lessons.
You can contact us with any questions:
- Call or Text: (206)407-9610
You don’t need anything super fancy to get started! It’s best to begin with a keyboard before investing in a traditional piano.
You don’t need 88 keys; 60+ keys will work! However, if you’re spending more than $300, select an option with 88 keys. Make sure that the keys are weighted so it will feel more like a traditional piano.
If you’d like to learn how to play on an upright or grand piano instead of a keyboard, you don’t have to purchase a piano outright.
Off the Wall offers upright piano rentals for as little as $30/month — and we even have a rent-to-own option.
Send us a text to try out some of the pianos!
We prefer keyboards made by Yamaha, Casio, or Roland.
BUYING LOCALLY IN SEATTLE
We love American Music in Fremont. They have an excellent keyboard selection and their staff is very knowledgeable.
The Yamaha P45B Digital Piano is a great keyboard that many adults choose to purchase instead of a wood piano.
The Casio LK175 61-Key Lighted Key Personal Keyboard is a great option for beginners as it provides visual feedback as you’re learning to play.
Music Stand Recommendations
Every musician, regardless of the instrument they play, needs a great music stand to hold their sheet music!
We recommend the Manhasset Model #48 Sheet Music Stand.
Renting from the Community
Here are the recommended companies who rent instruments that we may not currently offer:
BRASS & WOODWIND RENTAL
If you’re brand new to brass or woodwind instruments, it does take a bit of time and patience to get the hang of them.
Instead of purchasing a new trumpet or saxophone, we suggest that you rent one first from local Wallingford shop Seattle Sound Repair.
We also have clean mouthpieces for the clarinet, trumpet, alto sax and tenor sax at the school; that way, you can try out your teacher’s instrument during your first lesson to determine if it’s the right one for you.