Welcome To The Family!
We offer new and used pianos by Mason & Hamlin, Pearl River, Baldwin, Brodmann, Yamaha, Kawai, Steinway, Casio Keyboards, and many more.
You’re a music lover. So are we. At Prelude Music Center, we put that love into action by offering a full array of piano services aimed at bringing your love of music to life. From selling and renting pianos, to tuning and restoring them, we offer all our clients focused one-on-one customer service. We want to inspire you… we want to serve you… and, of course, your satisfaction is our number one priority!
Prelude Music Center exists to provide you with the piano of your dreams and to serve you with a full range of services to help cultivate your life-long relationship with the instrument.
We invite you to browse through our current inventory and look through some of the best names in pianos.
Mason & Hamlin Pianos
Founded in 1854, Mason & Hamlin is one of America’s oldest and most respected piano manufacturers. Of the hundreds of American piano companies that flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Mason & Hamlin is one of only a handful that survive today.
Mason & Hamlin is headquartered in Haverhill, Massachusetts, not far from its original location in Boston, the birthplace of American piano design and manufacturing. Six floors of its busy factory are dedicated to handcrafting Mason & Hamlin pianos. Within its walls, a workforce of 70 highly skilled craftsmen complete every phase of production from rim-pressing to prepping the finished product.
Pearl River Pianos
Established in 1956 in Guangzhou, China, Pearl River Piano Group has become the largest piano manufacturer in the world, with a production of over 140,000 pianos annually by more than 4,000 workers. Our company builds the Pearl River, Ritmüller, and Kayserburg brands. Pearl River is the best-selling piano brand in China, and is exported to more than 120 countries. After a successful IPO in 2012, our formerly government-owned company completed construction of a new, state-of-the-art, 1.2-million-sq.-ft. factory. Our new factory combines traditional craftsmanship with advanced CNC digital machinery, and complies with European high-level technology and process standards.
In recent years, Pearl River has revised and streamlined its model line with the assistance of European and American piano-design consultants. Many new models have been introduced, while older models have been reviewed and modified. Currently, Pearl River verticals begin with the 43″ console model EU110 (Leg and Toe Continental), and continues with the 43″ console model EU111 in several traditional American furniture styles. They continue with a series of studio models, including the 45″ model UP115M5 in a traditional institutional style (legs with toe blocks), and the 45″ model UP115E in a school-friendly institutional style with special casters and a full-length music desk. Finally, there are the upright models, including a 46½″ model EU118S with silver hardware, the relatively new 48″ model EU122 (available with Silent System), the EU122S with silver hardware and the 51½″ model EU131 concert upright.
Pearl River grands come in six sizes, from 4′ 11″ model GP150 to the 9′ GP275 Concert Grand, and have been recently redesigned to include features such as vertically laminated bridges with solid maple caps, lighter touch weights, German hammer felt, and new scale designs.
Baldwin is about more than pianos – it’s about peerless quality and the absolute best-sounding and best-playing pianos anywhere.
The company got its start in 1862, when beloved Cincinnati-based piano teacher Dwight Hamilton Baldwin launched a Decker Brothers piano dealership. In 1866, he hired Lucien Wulsin as a clerk, and the two eventually became partners in the venture, at the time named D.H. Baldwin & Company.
The most important aspect of technology in Baldwin pianos is their scale design. The scale design is the “recipe” for the piano that consists of the materials used and all specifications, including the exact shape of the sound boards, the placement of the bridges and ribs, the length of the strings and the thickness of the rims and bracing. But it doesn’t stop there. The Accu-just hitchpins and Synchro-tone bass strings used on Artist Grands are also important Baldwin innovations.
The name of Joseph Brodmann stands for more than just a product name. The sound philosophy of Joseph Brodmann pianos is based on the Viennese, European sound tradition.
More and more people today are turning away from the bright harsh sounding pianos which have become the accepted tonal sound of pianos produced for the past 25 years. People are returning to the traditional sweet rounded tones that were the original signature of fine world class pianos from Europe.
The secret of the Brodmann pianos is that they are a European designed piano, using European parts in the key areas of sound production. The inclusion of these critical components makes all the difference in creating the Brodmann piano sound, a distinctive full and rounded European tone, giving a much sweeter, singing sustaining tone than that of their competitors. In addition, Brodmann also works together with renowned piano performers, composers and artists to ensure the finest tonal palette and sound quality for all their instruments.
Piano Services & Fees
Our Clients Say
Excellent service and AWESOME piano! Many thanks - See you at the next tuning!!
Nancy Quinn, CT
Jon has been tuning our piano for at least six years. He is very highly respected in the field and I find him to be very professional, honest and trustworthy.
Once, when I was in the market for a new piano, he advised me where to go for my needs. He was very helpful, and it was even to his disadvantage, because I ended up buying the piano elsewhere. Prelude Music Center just didn't have one to meet my needs at the time. Still, Jon took the time to go and look at the piano for me, and gave me very good advice on whether to buy or not buy it. He was still game to help me out. He even helped me find a home for my old piano.
Krista Adams Santilli, Trumbull, CT
We've rented two baby grand pianos from Prelude Music Center, and they provided great service; on-time delivery of excellent pianos. We'll use them again.
Carol Spiegel, Manager of Danbury Palace Theater
We've had a great relationship with Jon since late 2012, when my wife Tracy and I opened our music school. He'd been tuning our pianos since the beginning, but as soon as we had a large number of students, we needed some more pianos.
At the same time, Jon was just beginning his piano-selling business (as Prelude Music Center), in addition to his tuning business. We worked out an arrangement where he began storing his pianos here, and our students could use them. It's a win-win. Whenever he sells one, he replaces it. He still stores some pianos here, even though he has his new showroom in Trumbull, and we're more than happy to continue our relationship. We're psyched to have him!
Jon is thorough and honest. He's not going to sugar-coat something or tell you something just to sell you a piano. He's also very reliable; if he says he's going to do something, it gets done.
Dan Carlucci, Fairfield School of Music
I adore Jon! His prices are beyond affordable. They're so fair, I literally had to tell him, 'Dude, you need to charge more!' He's been tuning my piano for 15 years and it is in fabulous shape. That piano is part of my family - I love it like I love my kids, so Jon's my "piano nanny"… he takes such good care of it!
I really appreciate that he gives me a call when it's been six months since my last tuning; I'm so busy I don't always remember to call him. And if I notice that the piano's out of tune between tunings and call him, he's here within three days. I love that!
I completely trust Jon and have left him alone in my home on numerous occasions when I have to leave; he's just chill and kind and laid back and he does his thing. He's great.
Andrea Gottschall, Trumbull, CT
We've been using their services for many years; he's almost like family. I recommend Jon to everyone I know. He always shows up on time and does an incredible job tuning our pianos. There's no drama - he's just a great service provider.
A while ago I wanted to buy a Yamaha Grand. It has that certain sound I like, so I said to Jon 'if you hear about anybody who has a Yamaha Grand, please let me know.' Within a couple of months, I had a beautiful new instrument.
He's really busy, but he always makes time. I've been in a bind or two before a performance - needing a tuning or needing a sticky key fixed quickly - and he always makes it happen.