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214 Glen Cove Road
Carle Place, NY 11514

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HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT PIANO

Our award-winning staff will surpass all expectations, helping you select the perfect piano at the perfect price for your family. By acknowledging your concerns and answering your questions, Frank and Camille’s is committed to providing you with every option available to make owning a piano in your home a reality.

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DECIDE ON A BUDGET

An important first step is to understand what you can afford financially, then one of Frank and Camille's Piano Specialists will be able to guide you to the best instrument for your needs and budget.

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DETERMINE PLACEMENT

Determine where you'll place the piano in your home and how much space you have available. Frank and Camille's showcases acoustic and digital pianos in all shapes and sizes, but here's some quick tips: (1) a piano with 88 keys is typically 5 feet in width from left to right; (2) a baby grand piano is about 4.5 feet long from front to back; (3) a grand piano can be anywhere from 6 feet to 9 feet long from front to back; (4) vertical pianos and digital pianos are meant to be placed against a wall and are about 2.5 feet from front to back.

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CHOOSE A STYLE OF CABINETRY

Since a piano is a piece of furniture for the home, you'll need to choose a suitable style and finish of the case. Frank and Camille's showcases the largest selection of pianos in the tri-state area, and with that selection come a wide array of pianos in dozens of sizes, styles and finishes. From contemporary to traditional to eclectic, you'll find it at Frank and Camille's.

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ACOUSTIC OR DIGITAL?

Acoustic pianos offer the authenticity of tone because of their use of real hammers, stings and hardwood components. However, as technology has advanced pianos now come in "smart" options. Digital pianos offer weighted keys that feel like a real piano, but they don't have hammers and strings. Instead, digital pianos reproduce a piano sound, and other instruments, from digitally-sampled recordings that sound very close to a real piano.

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ASK ABOUT THE WARRANTY

When choosing any piano, ask about the warranty. Every piano sold by Frank and Camille's comes with a warranty. It's why we simply can't recommend buying a piano privately, because pianos are living and breathing instruments that must be maintained to perform well.

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CONSIDERING A USED PIANO?

Frank and Camille's has a hand-picked collection of dozens of one-of-a-kind pre-owned pianos. When you're looking for an eclectic style or desire a top-of-the-line brand but can't afford to buy new, a pre-owned piano from Frank and Camille's is an excellent choice. Plus, every pre-owned piano purchased comes with a warranty for added peace of mind.

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SHOULD I BUY PRIVATELY?

Is it safe to buy a piano privately from the local pennysaver or on Craiglist or eBay? Even when a piano's cabinet is in good shape, there are many unseen parts (bridges, pin block, action parts, etc.) inside a piano which may be damaged beyond repair or extremely costly to fix. A novice would not be aware of these problematic issues. Frank and Camille's recommends you purchase a used piano from a reputable dealer who will certify that all the parts of the piano are in working condition.

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IS A PORTABLE KEYBOARD GOOD ENOUGH TO START?

I want my child to learn to play piano, is a portable keyboard good enough to start with? It is important to choose an instrument with weighted keys (with hammer action), such as an acoustic or digital piano. A portable keyboard offers non-weighted (soft to the touch) keys which often make it harder to learn to play piano. That's why most portable keyboards are sold within the toy departments of big box stores. When you want your child to learn to play music, choose a real instrument.

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CONSIDER RENTING A PIANO

My child is just starting to learn music, I don't want to make an investment in a piano to then learn they don't take an interest. Frank and Camille’s Piano Rental Program offers quality pianos to those who aren’t quite ready to buy. Renting before buying is the perfect choice to see if your child will enjoy learning to play piano. Frank and Camille’s Piano Rental Program gives you the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful piano in your home before making a full investment.

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WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO BUY?

Choose a reputable dealer, like Frank and Camille's, that showcases both acoustic and digital pianos in new and pre-owned condition. They offer the widest selection to meet your needs and budget and the expertise to guide you in making the best choice.

WHY CHOOSE FRANK AND CAMILLE’S?

Our unparalleled, award-winning staff are true piano professionals, ready to share their expertise in helping you select the perfect piano that meets your needs. From our industry-leading rental program to affordable financing and leasing options, we have the know-how and array of brands and models to help you select the perfect piano at the perfect price.

BIGGEST SELECTION
OF NEW PIANOS

Since 1976, Frank and Camille’s has continued the distinctive tradition of showcasing some of the world’s finest instruments from manufacturers spanning the globe.

LOWEST ADVERTISED PRICE GUARANTEE

Frank and Camille’s offers a lowest advertised price guarantee for 90 days. If you find the same new piano for a lower price, Frank and Camille’s will refund the difference. Guaranteed!

LIFETIME FULL
TRADE-UP OPTION

Frank and Camille’s is the only piano dealership to offer a full trade-up option, giving you the flexibility to upgrade your current piano for a better/bigger model as long as it is double the price you paid for your original piano.

HAND-PICKED COLLECTION
OF PRE-OWNED PIANOS

Frank and Camille’s offers the widest array of Certified Pre-Owned pianos and used pianos, including those sold on consignment, showcasing an unparalleled selection of pianos in every style and at every price.

AFFORDABLE PAYMENT OPTIONS

Frank and Camille’s offers affordable financing options, including many factory-direct incentives, to help you select the perfect piano at the perfect price. We also accept Mastercard and Visa, which helps you accumulate reward points on your card.

"TRY BEFORE YOU BUY”
PIANO RENTAL PROGRAM

For those considering learning to play piano but not yet ready to make a commitment, renting is the answer. Even better, when you’re ready to purchase, Frank and Camille’s will apply 6 months of your rental fees toward the price of a piano of your very own.

MASTER PIANO TECHNICIANS

Frank and Camille’s works with the top piano technicians and restoration specialists in the industry. From routine tuning and maintenance to refinishing and rebuilding, our master technicians can handle it all.

TOP QUALIFIED PIANO TEACHERS

At Frank and Camille’s, teaching you how to play is as important as selling a piano. From toddlers to seniors and everyone in between, our highly trained piano teachers use the latest methods to build technical skills, all while having the most fun learning!

SUPPORT FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY

Since our founding in 1976, Frank and Camille’s has provided top quality pianos to public schools, colleges and universities and music advocacy such as NYSSMA, because we believe everyone should share in the joy of learning to play music, especially the piano!

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(Showroom hours may have changed due to the COVID-19 temporary closure, please call us first.)

Monday - Thursday 10am to 8pm
Friday & Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday Noon to 5pm

OPEN EVERY DAY

NEW SHOWROOM
IN CARLE PLACE

214 GLEN COVE ROAD
CARLE PLACE, NY 11514

(516) 333-2811

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RESTORATION & STORAGE

275 MARCUS BOULEVARD
HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK 11788

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