New Music School is the first Yamaha Education Center in the nation.

NMS has teamed up with the Yamaha Corporation of America to take our students' education to the next level. In addition to graciously providing the fine pianos for the studios at NMS, Yamaha is offering exclusive pricing for NMS families on renting and buying pianos.


Suggested Options for NMS Families

NMS and Yamaha have worked together to select a few models that we recommend. If you choose to go outside these options, please contact NMS so we can help with your selection. The pianos we have chosen will show pricing for each of the options below for each piano listed.

  • Yamaha Rental Program
  • Yamaha Hybrid Piano (made acoustic with a digital sound)
  • Yamaha Acoustic Pianos
  • Yamaha Acoustic Pianos with Silent Piano
  • amaha Acoustic Pianos with Enspire

Keyboard vs Acoustic?
Because we know students who learn on keyboards quit after the first year of study because they can't achieve our expectations of them, NMS has a firm no-keyboard policy after the first year of study. This includes any Yamaha Clavinova branded instrument.


New Music School is also proud to have one of Yamaha's Disklavier systems, the world's most technically advanced music-reproduction system. Capable of recording a live piano performance and playing it back exactly as performed, the instrument is extremely useful as a practice tool, as well as for opening up the possibility of long-distance piano lessons. All Yamaha grand pianos and most uprights are capable of being purchased with the Disklavier system as an option.

For more details on Yamaha pianos, please visit Yamaha's website.

If you are ready to move forward with a rental or purchase, please inform Piano Forte (at 900 N Michigan Ave, Level 6) that you are a New Music School student and/or bring the PDF of pricing with you. At NMS, we are here to help you, so please do not hesitate to involve us in the process.


NMS Pre-selected Options
for Students



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Silent PianosTM combine the best of Acoustic and Digital Pianos.  Our prime goal is to ensure that we provide a beautiful acoustic piano, built with the knowledge and skills of over 100 years of Yamaha piano history.Then we add our market leading Silent PianoTM technology to enable the piano to be played silently using headphones. When the silent function is activated, the hammers will no longer hit the strings and instead, a highly sophisticated sensor-technology captures all movements of the keys and sends them to the digital tone module. Play a real acoustic piano with headphones at any time, day or night without being disturbed or disturbing others. The Yamaha Silent System is unsurpassed, allowing 24-hour practice as well as possessing many other features including a range of pre-installed sounds, being able to record your own performances or connecting mobile devices to use the latest Apps. Yamaha, the world's leading provider of sound muting technology offers two new Silent Piano systems, each with different levels of operation and quality of sound available when in silent mode.

Silent PianosTM combine the best of Acoustic and Digital Pianos. 

Our prime goal is to ensure that we provide a beautiful acoustic piano, built with the knowledge and skills of over 100 years of Yamaha piano history.Then we add our market leading Silent PianoTM technology to enable the piano to be played silently using headphones.

When the silent function is activated, the hammers will no longer hit the strings and instead, a highly sophisticated sensor-technology captures all movements of the keys and sends them to the digital tone module. Play a real acoustic piano with headphones at any time, day or night without being disturbed or disturbing others. The Yamaha Silent System is unsurpassed, allowing 24-hour practice as well as possessing many other features including a range of pre-installed sounds, being able to record your own performances or connecting mobile devices to use the latest Apps.

Yamaha, the world's leading provider of sound muting technology offers two new Silent Piano systems, each with different levels of operation and quality of sound available when in silent mode.


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Introducing Disklavier ENSPIRE, the 7th generation of Disklavier pianos that offers an immersive new user experience, as well as exciting new ways to listen, learn and play the most advanced instrument on the market today.  A new streamlined design eliminates the control box of previous generations, while an intuitive app enables Disklavier ENSPIRE to be controlled seamlessly by Apple® iOS and Android™devices, as well as PCs and Macs. The easy-to-use and intuitive controller app provides direct access to over 500 built-in songs and over 6,000 performances that can be downloaded directly to the instrument from the Yamaha MusicSoft online store. Exclusive high-quality streaming radio and video services are also available — from the Monterey Jazz Festival or the Newport Music Festival, even an Elton John concert on your big screen TV, while the piano performance is received "live" (or on-demand) on the Disklavier ENSPIRE, all in the comfort of your home.

Introducing Disklavier ENSPIRE, the 7th generation of Disklavier pianos that offers an immersive new user experience, as well as exciting new ways to listen, learn and play the most advanced instrument on the market today. 

A new streamlined design eliminates the control box of previous generations, while an intuitive app enables Disklavier ENSPIRE to be controlled seamlessly by Apple® iOS and Androiddevices, as well as PCs and Macs. The easy-to-use and intuitive controller app provides direct access to over 500 built-in songs and over 6,000 performances that can be downloaded directly to the instrument from the Yamaha MusicSoft online store. Exclusive high-quality streaming radio and video services are also available — from the Monterey Jazz Festival or the Newport Music Festival, even an Elton John concert on your big screen TV, while the piano performance is received "live" (or on-demand) on the Disklavier ENSPIRE, all in the comfort of your home.