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.

16 FEB

New Day Rates!

Save a lot by booking an entire day!

Martin Buff

The most cost-effective way to record your next album is to bring in your band for a full day of recording. And if you bring your own engineer, you can drop the studio rate down to under $20/hr. Check out these rates:

Bring your own engineer: $250 (or $300 we provide up to 2 hours setup help and phone call availability)
We provide the engineer: $400

For piano use, add $100/day for the Steinway 9' D or $60/day for the Baldwin 7' SF10.

We now offer multi-day lockouts and video recording options as well! Let us know what you need and we'll do our best to accommodate.

*due to location, recording of drums should stop by 8pm