Santa Cruz Piano Santa Cruz Piano, Boulder Creek, CA

Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains
Open by Appointment, Give us a call at 831-338-4174


Rental program is discontinued.

We are sorry to say that things at Santa Cruz Piano are slowing down. We are no longer renting pianos. However, a monthly purchase plan might be an option, but considered on a case-by-case basis. No guarantees.

The below information is being left for existing renters/buyers to reference, as we will not be cancelling existing contracts or short-changing customers. Whatever we promised on initial purchase or rent will be fulfilled.

You don't have to settle on your dream piano right away...

One of the options that our customers love is to take home a great piano, but have the flexibility to swap or upgrade without losing any money. How does this work? We give you a couple of options:

Monthly Piano Rental

If you want a piano in your home but are unsure about owning it long-term, this deal is for you. Owning a piano is a commitment after all, and we know it. Most of our pianos are available for rent at very competitive monthly rates. We don't have a separate "only-for-rent" fleet of weathered instruments – we maintain and rent the same instruments that we are proud to sell. And if you later decide that you'd like to buy any piano from us (not just the one you've been renting), you qualify for our Rent-To-Buy program below. You do not have to stop renting after 12 months.

Price range for upright pianos monthly starts at $35 for a smaller piano and up to $95-135 for a full size Yamaha upright, with many other pianos and prices in between. Please see our current inventory. All rentals are tuned within 24 hours of being delivered to you. Discounted tunings are available in your home during the rental period, and for 6 months following if you decide to purchase. We do have to charge sales tax, on the rental fee only.

We use our favorite independent, licensed and insured, piano moving company. They charge less for our rentals than for private parties because we send them many customers. Stairs and further distances do add to the base fee. Piano is always delivered quickly!

To get you started, we’ll collect round-trip moving charges and the first month’s rent. A six-month minimum rental period is required. We can accept easy and automatic monthly rental payments with bank or credit card through our safe and secure invoicing system. Mailed checks always welcome.

Typical upright piano dimensions, height varies most:
57”- 60” wide
22”- 25” deep
36”- 52” tall

We usually have around 25+ to choose from, so come try them all and find the best one for you!


Do you want to buy a piano, but are afraid you won't find the perfect one for you? You can rent a nice piano from us at a competitive price, and commit up to 12 months of payments toward the purchase price of that, or any, of our pianos in stock. This way, you can make sure that you really love the piano you will own. Our pianos in stock are constantly changing, and you can always come back to try out what we have.

We strive to provide a wide variety of instruments for a variety of players, homes, budgets, and preferences. Our Piano Inventory is kept up-to-date, but we may have a special something just for you. Give us a call or email now to find out more!