Pianos are remarkable instruments and vehicles of musical expression, comprised of thousands of moving parts. When a piano owner thinks of servicing their piano, oftentimes they just think of a basic tuning. This is an important aspect of piano maintenance and something that should be done on a regular schedule in order to ensure proper pitch and stability of the piano! However, other parts of the piano also need service and maintenance.Continue reading “The Benefits of a Full-Service Tuning”
These days the piano market seems to be flooded with used instruments. Today I’m walking you through three areas that you can examine yourself on these used instruments to make sure you’re investing your money wisely! Continue reading “How to Inspect A Used Piano: 3 Areas to Look For Damage”
Piano care and service is an essential element of piano ownership. There are many factors that affect the frequency of maintenance services a piano receives. These include but aren’t limited to:
- The frequency of piano use.
- The environment in which the piano is stored.
A home piano may not get played as much and the temperature in the home is usually kept at a more consistent level with fewer fluctuations, resulting in a longer tuning stability. When dealing with a concert hall or a place of worship, more frequent service is usually necessary in order to keep the piano playing and sounding its best!
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Sticky piano keys can be at best, annoying and at worst, a major repair job. From coins to action work, there are many, many reasons your piano keys can stick but we’re just covering a few. Continue reading “5 Reasons Your Piano Keys Stick [Infographic]”
There comes a time in the life of a piano where it gets increasingly more difficult to produce a quality tuning or have the instrument function properly without major repairs. In some cases, the piano doesn’t really warrant the repairs necessary to make it playable. Continue reading “Why Won’t My Piano Hold A Tune? Part 2”
Did you know that the placement of your piano in your home is just as important as having regularly scheduled maintenance?
We’re covering a two-part series on tuning instability. What do I mean when I say a piano’s tune isn’t “stable?” Well, this is referring to how well a piano holds a tune.
As a piano technician, I’m often asked how often a piano should be tuned, but the question usually never asked is “Why should I tune my piano?” If I was to give the simplest answer possible, it would be “Because the instrument will go out of tune if you don’t,” and of course that’s true. Continue reading “3 Reasons You Need Your Piano Tuned”