Startup Costs


  • Your first tuning of rental piano.                Actual cost – Please kindly give us a call to enquire.
  • Piano and stool transport to your home.  Please kindly give us a call to enquire.
  • Collection of piano from your home                Please kindly give us a call to enquire.


    Start Up Cost

    Your start up cost or launch fee which we ask from you is  competitive and is in fact much less than what it really costs – Please kindly give us a call to enquire.

    The actual costs involved in getting the piano and stool into your home, tuned as well as collected again are as follows.

    One thousand Rand delivery to your home. One thousand five hundred Rand for the first tuning & regulating of the hire piano and one thousand Rand to collect the piano after your rental notice is given – with respect of the minimum twelve month period.

    After the first tuning, piano tuning will continue to be at your own expense. Tuning should be done bi-annually.

    If you find that life has changed for you and you need to return the piano & stool with in the minimum twelve month period, then you will need to pay in the remaining months of the minimum twelve months period. We are doing our best to make piano rental as cheap as possible for you without forfitting our chance to succeed at making a living in these trying times.

    We are asking our customers to respect that we need to cover ourselves and manage our risk sensibly to avoid renting our lovely pianos & stool for free ultimately because thats what is adds up to inside of the minimum twelve months period . The Start Up Cost which we request from our customers is ultimately there for customers who need a piano in their home indefinately and we want to make that as easily available to you as possible.

    We are trying very hard to make sure our service suites your budget and also keep our doors open in the wake of the pandemic.

    Yes you may continue piano & stool rental for as long as you would like following the minimum twelve month rental period. The minimum twelve months period is there to protect us from losses which can be avoided.

    Our pianos are not for sale. Piano & stool rental only.

    The Piano Tuner endeavours to tune the hired piano within seven days of  the arrival of the piano & stool. This time allows the piano to settle in its new environment before tuning begins.

    Piano rental during in the first month is billed separately and   pro-rata which goes according to when in the month the piano is delivered to your home.

    Accounts due for piano rental are payable on the 1st of the month.

    Giving Notice To Return the Piano & Stool

    With respect to the minimum twelve month period and from any time after the minimum twelve month period, please kindly give one calendar month of paid notice if you decide to discontinue the piano and stool rental.

    Piano Rental will increase by 10%, annually on 01 March of each new Tax Year (01/03/2023)

    Minimum Piano & Stool Rental Period.

    The minimum twelve months period piano & stool rental period is there because of the enormous savings we have made possible for you when getting started with a good quality piano & stool in your home.

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    Contract Terms

    Minimum twelve month piano & Stool rental period

    With respect to the  minimum term of contract which is twelve months which will need to be fulfilled upon giving early notice! Please kindly give a calendar month of notice when deciding to return the piano & stool.

    A 30/31 day calendar month of notice, would be the following (01 Month to 30/31 Month)

    All we ask is a calendar month of paid notice when returning our beautiful, high quality piano and stool. A piano inspection must be done before the piano is delivered back in Linden Randburg.

    Payment Information

    Payments are due on or before the 1st of each month. Payment can be made in advance, if more convenient. 30 days’ paid notice is required for termination of piano hire. Please kindly put the Piano Number and your surname as reference of payment. See pricing menu for further information about cost.

    Happy Notes from our clients

    Rated 5 out of 5

    We had an excellent experience renting piano from Piano Hire Emil Schneider . Emil has been reasonable, responsible and professional throughout the time we rented the piano from him. The Piano we rented was in an excellent condition when it was delivered. Emil also ensured it was tuned after delivery and we never had an issue for the 18 months or more of renting.

    Aparna Shanbhag - Sandton

    Rated 5 out of 5

    What an exceptional experience! The piano was in excellent condition and sounded like new. My son and I really enjoyed having a piano to create special memories on. I would highly recommend Emil.

    Leilah Essop

    Rated 5 out of 5

    My experience with Emil Schneider Piano hire has been very great. The process from ordering the piano to delivery and then the tuning of the piano was very efficient.

    The price is reasonable, and the service is professional. I would recommend their service to anyone without any hesitation.

    -Wendy Buthelezi (Edenvale)

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Emil Schneider is a real professional and piano expert.

    The pianos that he is renting are in excellent condition with very reasonable rates.

    His service during the rental period is very professional and always keen to help.

    I sincerely recommend Emil Schneider when it comes to renting a piano & stool.

    Anastasia Hatzipanis

    Rated 5 out of 5

    I was fortunate enough to rent a Piano from Emil, what a great experience!

    The Piano that was delivered was well maintained, and sounded great! I will strongly recommend Emil Schneider and to anyone looking to rent a piano.

    Stefan Swart (Fairland)

    Rated 5 out of 5

    I learnt to play the piano and primary school but unfortunately never have access to piano in my home. When my son, aged seven, gave even a small indication of interest in learning to play the piano I was very excited. But before signing up for lessons, I knew that having a piano at home to practice allowed him to progress and sustain his interest in learning the piano.

    My husband’s family were blessed with having a piano in the home and I remember fondly Sunday mornings waking up to the sound of hymns playing. And although, none of the family members are professionally trained each of them have a song that they’ve somehow perfected over the years. This is a tradition that I hope to continue in our home.

    When we decided to hire a piano, we were pleasantly surprised how affordable and easy Emil made this process for us. After an initial meeting, he assisted us in not only choosing the correct piano but also finding the right position in our home for it. In less than a week we had a piano delivered to our home, beautifully tuned and we were on our way.

    We thoroughly enjoy having a piano in our home, and especially enjoy it when we hear our four-year-old practising her big brother songs.

    Thank you, Emil Schneider for your great service in bringing the sound of music to home.

    Odette Volmink, Greenside Johannesburg

    -Odette Volmink (Greenside)

    How do I get in touch?

    Please call us at 083-297-3123