History of The Piano Studio

The Piano Studio is a full service recording studio that specializes in piano-based soloists and ensembles.

We offer two world-class pianos to choose from - a Steinway 9' concert grand and a Baldwin 7' studio grand. Both pianos are professionally voiced and regulated on a regular basis and kept in "concert ready" condition to satisfy the most discriminating pianist.

These truly exceptional instruments reside in a spacious 700 ft² live tracking room with elegant hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings; the engineers are discreetly downstairs in the 600 ft² control room, leaving you comfortable to be yourself and sound your best.

While we do specialize in producing first class piano tracks, we love to record everyone! Violinists, classical chamber groups, solo cellists and acoustic guitarists, jazz sextets, opera divas, chinese guzheng players, and rock bands, along with many others, have chosen to record at The Piano Studio.

We have recently relocated to a wonderful new space about ten minutes North of downtown Seattle, in a quiet suburb full of old growth trees and unrestricted parking all around. The current location follows eight successful years on Seattle's Capitol Hill, and one year in our original space in Albuquerque N.M.

The studio is owned and operated by pianist Martin Buff, but sessions are available with long time house engineer Alex Rose and we welcome independent engineers.

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Discount for Student Ensembles!

20% off for all student groups.

Martin Buff

We've decided to help promote talented student ensembles and collaborations this summer with a 20% Off Summer Ensemble discount! From June 15 to August 15, any High School or College musical group can come in and record for 20% off standard rates - which can be combined with other discounts to create your album for our best rates ever! We offer practice room rates as well if you need a space to rehearse (with some limitations, no drums past 10PM please).

While our focus is on student groups, many of the ensembles we've recorded have had high school, college, and professional musicians all working together - so we'll allow one professional or non-student per group and still give you the discount.

If you're local to the area, from Roosevelt, Garfield, Cornish, etc. - that's wonderful, but this discount also applies to those students returning from their collegiate musical studies for the summer. Pass on the word - and get a professional recording of your group this summer!