Through its Institutional Division, Sherman Clay services well over one hundred institutions of higher learning, more than eighty symphony and arts organizations and thousands of churches throughout Western Washington, Oregon, Northern California and Arizona. The range of services encompasses technical services, inventory analysis, educational programs, piano replacement, and Concert & Artist services.
All-Steinway Schools demonstrate a commitment to excellence by providing their students and faculty with the finest instruments possible for the study of music. Across the world, 99 esteemed institutions hold the title All-Steinway School
Steinway Inventory Analysis
This is a necessary first step, done in conjunction with the institution's piano technician. The Inventory Analysis includes an inspection and evaluation of the entire inventory, complete with a report listing condition, market value, and recommendations for repair and/or replacement. Steinway Hall - Akron makes this service available at no cost or obligation.
The Steinway Institutional Ownership Plan
The innovative program enables your college or university to increase its inventory of Steinway-designed pianos, or reach "All-Steinway School" status, within even the most demanding budgets. Payments can be customized and structured to fit your budget cycles and fundraising campaigns.
The Keys to Sound Success
Six, proven turnkey fundraising programs drawing from Steinway fundraising success stories around the world. We will consult with you to provide further customization to suit your needs.
Maintenance, Rebuilding and Restoration Services
With the information supplied by the inventory analysis, Sherman Clay can help institutions design an ongoing maintenance program, which can extend the useful life and preserve financial resources. If complete rebuilding is in order, two options are offered for Steinway Pianos: Sherman Clay works with complete rebuilding shops utilizing factory-trained technicians and Steinway parts exclusively. As an alternative, the Steinway Restoration Center in New York is also available.
After determination of needs and priorities in piano use, the inventory evaluation will include a multi-year plan for piano replacement. The investment in quality pianos has been shown to pay off in financial as well as musical benefits. The appreciation in value and longer-term use provide real savings to the institution. Steinway pianos have a history of financial appreciation and long life, as well as established professional acceptance. The Boston piano, designed by Steinway, is a product which can meet many institutional needs, and is more modestly priced. With a combination of quality pianos, quantity institutional pricing, trade-in options, and a new institutional lease program, the school or church can greatly improve its piano inventory in a manner which is truly economical, both short term and long term.
Steinway & Sons Institutional Services
Steinway & Sons is dedicated to helping you design a comprehensive technical program to best care for your world class performance instrument.