I need help from qualified Piano players! NYU student resear

Posted by: psilvsss

I need help from qualified Piano players! NYU student resear - 10/07/12 02:24 PM

Hi, I go to NYU and we are trying to get a feel for the customer perspective in the piano market. Any questions you can answer will provide a tremendous amount of help, no need to reply to all of them! Surveys are fun! have a great, stressfree day:) thanks so much!


● Have you heard of Petrof? How?
○ Yes or No
● What do you know about the Petrof brand?
● Compare Petrof to a car brand. Why are the two similar?
○ (e.g. Bentley, Mercedes, Audi, or Toyota)
● Rank the following attributes from most important to least important when purchasing a new piano: brand legacy/prestige, price, performance grade, durability, and service.
● What do you consider the best piano brand? Why?
○ Petrof, Steinway & Sons, Yamaha, Bluthner, Bosendorfer, Bechstein, Fazioli, Schimmel, Other
● For what reason would you buy a highest quality piano?
○ For a school/university, concert use, instructive use, home/causual use, decorative
● Is purchasing a piano from a brand with a long legacy important to you? Why?
○ Yes or No
● Is purchasing a piano from a brand that does not use cheap foreign labor important to you? Why?
○ Yes or No
● Would you consult a piano dealer when purchasing a high-investment piano?
○ Yes or No
● When purchasing a new piano, is it important for you to buy from a brand that is well-known? (e.g. Steinway & Sons, Yamaha)
○ Yes or No
● How would you find more information when looking to purchase a piano?
○ The internet, a Dealer, specific company, word-of-mouth
● Would you prefer to buy from piano brands with a wide range of products and price levels or one with a few established products?
○ Yes or No
● What’s a reasonable price for a highest quality grand piano, in your opinion?
○ $10,000-$29,999; $30,000-59,999; $60,000-$99,999; $100,000-$150,000+
● How important is it for brands to be able to customize individual, highest-quality pianos in accordance with the buyer’s needs?
○ 1. Very important, 2. important, 3. somewhat important, 4. not important
● If purchasing a piano, would you be interested in a vertical or grand piano?
○ Vertical or Grand
● What kinds of service do you expect from highest quality piano manufacturers? (check all that apply)
○ Frequent Tune-ups, long-lasting warranties, consulting on preservation, quick and free delivery,
● Would you prefer for your piano to be handmade or factory-made using computerization?
○ Handmade or Factory-made
● What part of the world do you think the best pianos come from: North America, Asia, Eastern/Central Europe, or Western Europe?
Posted by: malkin

Re: I need help from qualified Piano players! NYU student resear - 10/07/12 04:26 PM

A few questions for you:

What qualifications does a "qualified Piano player" have?

What is your major department at NYU?

Who is your advisor?

What is the nature of your study?

Have you received external funding for your research?
Posted by: Peter K. Mose

Re: I need help from qualified Piano players! NYU student resear - 10/07/12 05:16 PM

I think all pianos should be made in the Czech Republic. Wow, surveys are really fun!
Posted by: spanishbuddha

Re: I need help from qualified Piano players! NYU student resear - 10/07/12 05:36 PM

Why not use survey monkey? It's free.
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: I need help from qualified Piano players! NYU student resear - 10/07/12 11:47 PM

Or Google Forms. This is a cumbersome way to gather info; folks will be more likely to answer your questions if they don't need to put so much work into a response.
Posted by: LoPresti

I need help from qualified Piano players! NYU student resear - 10/08/12 12:14 AM

Originally Posted By: Peter K. Mose
I think all pianos should be made in the Czech Republic. Wow, surveys are really fun!

Hey Peter,

I am having trouble fitting the allowed answers (Yes, or No) to the Either/Or question:
Originally Posted By: psilvsss
● Would you prefer to buy from piano brands with a wide range of products and price levels, or one with a few established products?
○ Yes or No

. . . Can you help?

You are killin' me here!
Ed
Posted by: Peter K. Mose

Re: I need help from qualified Piano players! NYU student resear - 10/08/12 01:25 AM

Ed, just be candid. That's all we ask of you.
Posted by: malkin

Re: I need help from qualified Piano players! NYU student resear - 10/09/12 08:16 AM


Originally Posted By: psilvsss
● Would you prefer to buy from piano brands with a wide range of products and price levels, or one with a few established products?
○ Yes or No


This one gets a resounding "yes" from me.
Posted by: ten left thumbs

Re: I need help from qualified Piano players! NYU student resear - 10/09/12 05:02 PM

I think we have a bad case of PADS here...