Where to Place the Piano

It is not easy to find perfect location for your piano. Somewhere pleasing both to the eye and to the ear, and at the same time out of harm’s way. A separate music room is, of course, ideal but is not often attainable. Choose a room that offers relatively constant temperature and humidity (this rules … Read more

Piano Voicing

Tone is crucial element of the piano’s sound, and its evenness and beauty is essential to the expression of music. If tuning is the adjustment of the strings’ tension to the correct harmonic pitch, the tone is the intensity and quality of the sound produced. Although the basic character of a piano is modeled within … Read more

Moving a Piano

All pianos, to a greater or lesser degree, loose their proper pitch as a result of being moved and need to be returned. A surefire to inflict really serious damage on a piano, however, is to drop it. Not only its casework and wooden structure likely to be badly affected, but the frame itself can … Read more

Tuning a Piano

Most musicians can tune their own instruments, but with a piano, it requires the services of a highly trained and experienced technician.  It is because high tensions are involved, the sheer number of strings, and the complex nature of the instrument are combine. Tuning is the adjustment of its individual string’s tension so that they … Read more

Piano Regulation Guide

All pianos require periodic servicing called regulation. This is the adjustment of the mechanical parts that make up the action, keyboard, and trapwork, to compensate for wear in the cloth, and dimensional changes in the wooden parts. Regulation ensures that a piano is capable of producing a uniform touch, fast repetition, and wide dynamic range. … Read more

Protecting Your Piano

The piano has a unique role.  It is thought of as a piece of furniture as well as a musical instrument. Protecting its external condition is important not only to retain the piano but also to add beauty to the home. Various finishes have been used on piano cases throughout history. Early instrument used alcohol-soluble … Read more

Caring for a Used Grand Piano

The Steinway upright pianos need proper maintenance to produce the best sound, as well as to maintain, its good appearance. When we say grand piano, it denotes an instrument in which the strings are fitted horizontally in parallel with the ground. Its structure is characterized especially by a stronger sound, especially in larger models that … Read more

Piano Humidity Control

, and more accurately, humidity are critical elements in the care of any musical instrument. The more extreme their changes, the more damaging the results. Relative humidity is the amount of moisture contained in the air as a percentage of the maximum amount of moisture that the air is capable of holding. The air’s moisture … Read more

Piano Care Tips

All musical instruments require a high standard of care and a certain amount of maintenance to keep their tone sweet and their mechanism in the fullest working order. The piano, with its thousands of internal moving parts, is-despite heavy construction-a relatively sensitive instrument. As this is built largely of wood and felt it should come … Read more