Veteran singer Billy Joel is auctioning a personalised baby grand piano to raise money for budding music students.

The Uptown Girl hitmaker has decided to sell off a Steinway & Sons black piano to benefit Ten O'Clock Classics, a non-profit organisation which provides music lessons and instruments for school children.

Joel will sign and personalise the keyboard's protective covering for the winning bidder once the Charity Buzz auction closes on 2 April (13).

Bidding is expected to raise $60,000 (£39,000), and all proceeds from the sale will be donated to Ten O'Clock Classics as well as the Amy Winehouse Foundation.