Getting your piano tuned regularly is the most important aspect to keeping your piano sounding great. Pianos should be tuned at least once a year: most manufacturers recommend tuning twice a year to maintain optimal performance and sound, and to avoid risk of physical damage to the piano including strings breaking and the soundboard losing its shape. Plus, you need to stop using “the piano is out of tune” as an excuse for those wrong notes!
Repair and Regulation
There are approximately 35 moving parts on each note on your piano, many of them are pieces of wood topped with varying thicknesses of felt. Over time, the felt becomes compressed and the wood may swell or shrink. This results in the keys not working as efficiently as possible and detracts from the musician’s ability to add expression to the music. The piano’s keys may feel uneven or sluggish, or might make clicking or rubbing sounds. Regulation adjusts all the moving parts so that they’re working better than new so that your music can be expressive as possible.
Your piano has probably been around for a while, many are between 50 and 100 years old, and it’s probably been moved or transferred ownership many times. That’s a lot of dust! There are things you can do on your own to clean and minimize interior dust build up, but a professional cleaning will expose dirt and grime you didn’t even know was lurking just below your fingers.
Rebuild / Restore / Refinish
Reveal the original beauty of your heirloom piano and prepare it for the next 100 years of enjoyment. Contact us for schedule availability and pricing.