Piano Care and Cleaning

Like people, pianos are comfortable with temperature of 68 degrees and 42% humidity.

Always keep your piano away from fireplaces, radiators air conditioners and open windows. Fluctuations of temperature and humidity will knock the piano out of tune and in extreme cases can do major damage.

Place the piano away from direct sunlight as the sun can damage and fade the finish.

Keep all liquids away from your piano, plants, vases and drinks (latt├ęs and cokes) should not be put on the piano. Liquid can ruin the finish and if it gets inside the piano can cause irreversible damage.

To clean the finish use a feather duster, and then a soft damp cloth. Never use cleaners

or polishes for your piano. Remember to ask your technician and leave the inside for him.

Piano players will enjoy their pianos when they are regularly tuned, voiced and maintained by a qualified technician. With experience and excellent craftsmanship they can can bring out the best in your piano.

When to tune….

When should you tune your piano?

by Jack Houweling on August 8, 2010

Most piano manufacturers recommend tuning two to four tunings a year to keep the piano sounding good and working properly.

An out-of-tune piano or an unresponsive touch can discourage even novice musicians. Regular maintenance also can prevent expensive repair in the future.

Most piano components react to climatic changes and to normal wear. Professional care and periodic adjustments are necessary to maintain the natural excellence of your instrument.

Some tuning instability should be anticipated during the first year because of the elasticity of the piano wire, combined with the piano’s normal adjustment to the humidity changes in your home. A piano which has gone a long time without tuning may require extra work .

Regular service and a qualified piano technician will give you the most out of your piano.