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When we decided to upgrade our piano, we visited several piano dealers in the Tampa area multiple times. We finally became frustrated and decided to expand our search to Sarasota. We are so glad we took the time to drive from New Port Richey.
Bayfront has a beautiful showroom, and the selection of pre-owned pianos was much better than anything we had seen elsewhere. While others only had lower-end brands or model lines, Bayfront had pianos of much better quality. In fact, it took some time to choose between the two "finalists" in our search. We ultimately selected a Kawai RX-2, which was delivered yesterday.
Moreover, Anthony at Bayfront was a joy. I initially contacted him by phone, and that call convinced me that it would be worth the drive to Sarasota to visit his store.
Anthony was extremely knowledgeable of the pianos in his showroom and the industry in general. He immediately understood what we were looking for, and he presented several options. He did not pressure us at all, and took the time to work with us even though it was a busy day at his store. Once we made our final decision, he assisted with all the details, and scheduled delivery for two days later. (A feat in itself as we live two hours from his store.)
Pick-up of our old piano and delivery of the new one were seamless. And the new piano looks as good as it sounds. We could not be happier.
Whether you are two hours south or north, make the drive to Bayfront. Charles K.
I had a piano moved from Bradenton to Nokomis. Anthony was very nice, quick to answer questions, right on time with estimated delivery time, extremely careful with the piece and even suggested a couple piano techs to tune the piano as needed. I would recommend their services in a heart beat! Royce L.
The entire family is super pleased and impressed!! We received top rate service with white glove delivery and set up of our new piano. Selection and options available to us when shopping for our piano were incredible. Love the knowledge base of the owner, he clearly explained product comparisons and details. After shopping around, price was best too...this place is superb!! Gabrielle O.
Terrific experience working with Anthony at Bayfront Music. No high pressure sales. He gave me plenty of time to play and listen to various keyboards. His price was very competitive and he did whatever he could to satisfy me including personally delivering and setting up the keyboard. Very happy with Anthony and Bayfront. Francis R.
Anthony Duffy is a remarkable professional. His knowledge of pianos and piano servicing is vast. His showroom has an inspiring variety of instruments to try out. He is the go-to guy for all things related to pianos, piano servicing, and piano lessons in the Sarasota region. One cannot fake this sort of passion and expertise. Andrew G.
My wife, son and I were exploring the local piano dealers for a digital piano to play during our winters in Sarasota. We are experienced and trained musicians that want both quality and reasonable price. We found Anthony to be very professional and knowledgeable about the pianos in his showroom. After playing and discussing several models we chose the Kawai CA-78 digital piano because of its features and price. The delivery of the piano was smooth and was handled carefully. We are enjoying the piano and it is doing everything we expected. Larry H.
I've dealt with a wide variety of music stores through the years, and Bayfront definitely takes the cake. Anthony and his team were very attentive, honest and fair. My purchase was seamless, and they even held my piano for over a month until I returned. There's no one else in the area that does pianos better than Anthony and his team. I couldn't rate this place highly enough. Tom J.
My piano purchasing experience with Anthony and Bayfront Music was outstanding. Anthony was extremely patient, educational, and understanding throughout our search and eventual purchase a special piano for as a family gift. He never once pressured us even though I waffled for weeks between emails and text messages in an attempt to find the right instrument for our family. After several weeks, we finally went to visit the Bayfront store and he came in on his day off to show and discuss several piano's very patiently. Not only did he play, but he even arranged for an accomplished pianist to play so we could discern the different sound and voicing of the pianos. Most impressive was the treatment we received after we purchased our piano. Anthony provided an extra service he was not obligated to, despite the fact it came straight from his bottom line, because it was in the best interest of his clients. His integrity was a welcome refreshment that was greatly appreciated. We are looking forward to enjoying our instrument for years to come and highly recommend Anthony and Bayfront Music for a fair and honest buying experience. Ken C.
Bayfrount Music is well stocked with a variety of keyboards. The store displays everything from amazing new grand pianos, to the latest electronic keyboards. There are also some vintage instruments worth looking at. The manager, Anthony is easy to work with and well educated in the music business. His is honest and straight forth. As a piano teacher and Church musician for over 40 years, I have guided many families in purchasing keyboards. I highly recommend a visit to Bayfront Music to all. You will not be disappointed. Bonnie B.
Wonderful Experience!! Bayfront Music proved to be an extremely beautiful experience. I wanted to purchase a pre-owned Baby Grand in excellent condition. There are so many more 'names' of pianos on the market today - many that I am unfamiliar with. Therefore, I pretty much wanted another Baldwin, which are hard to find in great condition and in our price range. After talking with Anthony by phone and on-line, we decided to drive 1 1/2 hours to Sarasota. When we entered the showroom, we knew we had made a good choice. Anthony was very knowledgeable, helpful and very patient. Although the showroom was filled with numerous beautiful NEW pianos, there sat a pre-owned Baby Grand Baldwin. He answered all our questions, concerns and offered quality insight on this piano. He did not try to persuade me otherwise. Truly professional. The minor issues that I had were given 1st class attention. The piano was in pristine condition when delivered by professional movers. We felt Anthony was truly professional, honest and trust worthy. Highly recommend Bayfront Music!! Kay and Frank Whitney
I’ve owned my Kawai CA-98 for about six weeks. I visited Bayfront with my piano teacher to try various acoustic pianos before upgrading from the digital I’d had for a few years. After spending a few hours in the showroom playing lots of different pianos, asking many questions, and never getting any sales pressure to make a purchase, I found a piano I loved. Unfortunately, since I live in a condo and we were unable to make the piano quiet enough without sacrificing the music quality, the piano was just not a good fit. Anthony worked with me to identify a replacement & came up with a great solution in a hybrid piano that has the features I wanted in an acoustic while allowing me to still play with headphones as needed. I was able to trade back the original piano at full price and the process to transfer financing from one instrument to another was handled smoothly. The new piano is great, and I would highly recommend working with Anthony at Bayfront if you’re in the market for a piano. Lisa W.
I mostly play virtual instruments on my computer and my 10 year old midi controller just died on me. I wanted to replace my midi controller (88 weighted action keys) with something similar, so after researching current midi controllers I narrowed my choices down to a Kawai VPC1 and a Roland RD 2000. The action on both keybeds are excellent, but the Roland has built-in sounds I don't really need and I've been told the Roland A-88 is going to be discontinued. I visited the nearest Kawai dealer that is authorized to sell the VPC1 so I could play a Kawai digital piano with the same keybed as the VPC1. The store made me an offer that was better than the offers I got from major online music stores I trust, so I placed an order for one. Bayfront Music was very responsive whenever I had questions on the status of the order and they were willing to deliver the keyboard to me at a predetermined time so I wasn't stuck at home waiting for FedEx or UPS. The people working at Bayfront Music are customer first, so I highly recommend this music store. Benjamin U.
I just bought a Kawai CS hybrid piano that is unbelievable to play and listen to. As a musician, piano teacher and song writer, this is the one to have. It never stops giving back more than what you put into it. Anthony, the owner, personally delivered the piano to my home. The service was incredible in a day when my furniture was delivered wrong, and nothing seemed to be going right. Then Anthony rang my bell and the day ended sweetly. Thanks a million!!! Philip A.
Anthony was incredibly attentive and helpful in the process of selecting a piano for our son. He responded quickly to our messages and delivered the piano himself in a timely manner. Thank you for everything, Anthony! We love our new piano! Jessica S.
I just purchased a Kawai ES110 digital piano at Bayfront Music. I play other instruments, but piano will be new for me. Anthony Duffy was a great help explaining the various options for me. He recommended a good instructor for me. Overall, I had a very good experience at Bayfront Music. Laurence K.
I did purchase a portable keyboard from Bayfront music in Sarasota. Their showroom was very easy to find and once there, I did see many different makes and models of keyboards. The owner of the store did not put any kind of pressure on me; on the contrary he was extremely helpful regarding different models and the capabilities of each instrument. The keyboard I did purchase is perfect for my professional needs. I would highly recommend this establishment. Quality products and helpful, knowledgeable service. Peter M.
I had a wonderful piano buying experience today! I bought a brand spanking new Kawai acoustic piano at Bayfront Music from Anthony Duffy. After shopping at several area piano stores, I knew I wanted to buy my piano from Anthony. His knowledge and expertise along with his patience and helpfulness sold me on Bayfront Music. Now all I had to do was find the piano of my dreams among his inventory. The Kawai has a beautiful sound and snappy action and Anthony was able to order it in a finish that would complement my home furnishings. I plan to take lessons at Bayfront also so that I can re-learn the music I have long forgotten and learn to play again and enjoy it even more! Thank you Anthony!! This is a five star business and I wish you all the luck in the world. Julianne W.
What an amazing experience purchasing my Korg keyboard through Anthony Duffy at Bayfront Music. The degree of customer service by way of helpfulness, friendliness, fantastic pricing along with free delivery was beyond excellent!! If any of you are considering purchasing a piano/keyboard, this is the place to go! :D Hope S.
I recently purchased a new Kawai 506 upright piano from Anthony Duffy of Bayfront Music. I cannot tell you how happy my family is with this piano! Additionally, the buying experience that I had at Bayfront was second to none. Anthony takes the time to listen so he can ultimately find the best choice on a piano for his customer. I highly recommend Bayfront Music. Thank You Anthony! Chris C.
We drove 2 1/2 hours to Bayfront Music in search of the perfect piano for my husband. We scored big time at this new and wonderful store of beautiful instruments!! Anthony is so knowledgeable and listened carefully to truly steer us to the right piano. He was a delight to work with and gave us a really fair deal once we had found the piano we wanted to adopt! It was worth the drive! Toni B.
I am so happy I stopped in at Bayfront Music. I've been shopping around for quite a while now for the right digital piano, and I was delighted to find it here! Anthony was extremely helpful and knowledgable. He honed in on what I was looking for immediately and showed me a piano I hadn't known about, but fell in love with! I didn't feel pressured or rushed like I have in other galleries, and that was a major plus for me. I feel very confident in my final choice. Thank you so much Bayfront!!!! Jamie H.
Anthony Duffy of Bayfront Music is an outstanding individual to buy a piano from. He is very knowledgeable and try's to direct you to the piano that is best for you. No high pressure or efforts to up sell you. He listens to you and suggests the best piano fit for you. This was the best buying experience I have ever had. We bought a Kawai CN35 and had it shipped from Florida to Texas without any problems. Anthony keep up the good work I wish you all the best. Wayne W.
I don't often write reviews but I just had to as my experience with Bayfront Music was superb!! Anthony Duffy is probably the best person I have ever dealt with in business and I have been around 61 years. He's very easy to talk to and work with and will answer all your questions. He treats you like a family member! He's very honest, patient, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this business!! Sheryl S.
When I stopped by just to look around I was immediately blown away by the quality of product, both new and used and knowledge of the staff. I will resume piano lessons here and make a purchase, if I can ever decide. Great inventory and staff. Rick D.
Anthony was very knowledgeable and patient in helping me select a used piano for my children. Kelly P.
Very pleasant place to do business! The showroom is beautiful and the owner is very knowledgeable and interested in working with the customer. RECOMMENDED. Keshawn M.
Anthony Duffy is a rare find in the music store business. He is not only extremely knowledgeable, but is patient and willing to go the extra step to answer any and all questions. As soon as I walked in the door I was made to feel at ease, and instead of him hovering over me and making me feel pressured he did the complete opposite. He was available for questions, but never did he push me let alone rush me into a decision. I ended up with a Kawai GL-30 and it's phenomenal. While I rarely do reviews and recommendations, I cannot say enough about Anthony and Bayfront Music - first class all the way! Nancy S.
Our new piano was delivered yesterday and we could not be happier! From the moment we first walked in the door at Bayfront through the whole delivery the entire experience was nothing short of exceptional! Anthony is one of a kind and has gained clients for life! Laurie P.
Superb customer service, backed by exceptional products, displayed in a perfect setting. Jim M.
FB Post: Anthony, thank you again. We couldn't be happier with our new Kawai piano. Your salesmanship is a class act bar none! When we're ready to upgrade, you'll be the first to know. Jim M.
I had a wonderful purchase experience with Anthony at Bayfront Music. He has a no pressure sales approach but is very patient in answering all questions. Pricing was very fair. I would definitely do business with them again.I had a wonderful purchase experience with Anthony at Bayfront Music. He has a no pressure sales approach but is very patient in answering all questions. Pricing was very fair. I would definitely do business with them again. Lori P.
If you are shopping for a piano, I highly recommend Bayfront Music, which has a good selection of new and used pianos, a nice environment, particularly free from sales pressure, to try the pianos. Anthony Duffy is very knowledgeable and helpful, but gives you the space to try the pianos and make your choice. He seems to have a specialty of matching customers with pianos, but without pressuring you one way or another. I went to several piano stores in the Sarasota area but decided to buy my piano from Bayfront because of the above mentioned quality of experience I had there. I bought a Yamaha C3 used grand piano, which arrived to my home ok as it was professionally moved by the piano moving company that Bayfront uses. I am very happy with my piano. Thanks to Anthony for his assistance. I wish the best for him and his business. Laura K.
Dear Anthony, I wanted to express my appreciation for the service extended to me when I came to Bayfront Music looking to buy a piano. Everything went well - especially the delivery and after sales service. I am extremely happy that I chose a piano from your company. Again, many thanks. Mary P.
I have waited my whole life to be able to purchase a piano as special as the Mason & Hamlin model B. The sound is tremendous and I couldn't be happier! Thank you for your excellent service! All the best to you! Mary R.
Hi Anthony, I got my Kawai digital piano to the 3rd floor all on my own, and it sounds great. My mom has sent a whole box of jazz, classical and other music for me to work on, so until that comes I've just been working on scales and arpeggios. It feels good to be playing again! Thanks again, and happy new year! Sincerely, Amy C.
The day I made the drive to Bayfront Music was a Red Letter Day for me. As an older citizen, I questioned whether or not I should invest in a new piano. Being there with Anthony moving pianos from one section of the store to another for me to hear them in different size galleries, I was like a kid in a candy store. With Anthony's input, I settled on a Kawai which has a luscious sound and a beautiful, mellow tone. Having this new, wonderful piano has inspired me to resume playing the piano for - myself - and for others. If you are wondering if it is to late in life to learn to play the piano or to resume playing the piano its never too late to follow your dreams and immerse yourself in music. Playing the piano will stimulate your brian. It will help you to rediscover forgotten feelings and positive emotions. Give yourself a Red Letter Day - Call Anthony at Bayfront Music in Sarasota 941-275-2000. Ann L.
Hi, Anthony: I love the M&H AA! I'm really getting back into shape on it. The piano took the move very well arriving in fine tune. Thank you for this beautiful instrument -- although I must admit that I had no intention of spending such a sum when I walked into your store. But when it spoke to me, I knew it was the piano for me. You are a good salesman, and you give a sense of competence and knowledge. Thanks again, Robert R.
Dear Anthony, Thank you again for taking time to talk with my daughter for her research paper on pianos. We both enjoyed your store very much and greatly appreciated you allowing us to take photos of the different parts of the beautiful pianos on display. I will certainly continue to refer customers to your piano shop for all the services you have to offer. Thanks again, Donna S.