A piano may look large and imposing, but there is a great deal inside it that is delicate, and sensitive to use and changes in environmental conditions. This article describes the major types of regular servicing that pianos require: tuning, regulating, voicing, cleaning and polishing, and humidity control.
The purpose of this article is to explain the proper care of the three most common piano finishes today: satin, high gloss, and open pore. To best care for your piano’s finish, you need to know what kind of finish it is, and what its special requirements are.
Anyone whose piano has been damaged in an accident or when being moved knows the inconvenience of having to deal with getting its damaged finish repaired. For this article, we interviewed two experts in piano finish repair about what’s involved in addressing different types of damage.
The maintenance of pianos in institutional settings differs from the typical service needs of the home environment in two major ways. These pianos will require more frequent service by technicians with special skills, and greater attention to climate control.
Have you noticed that your newly purchased piano doesn’t sound quite the same as when you tried it in the showroom? Not all problems with piano tone are best solved by voicing the instrument—it may be your room that needs voicing.
Most of us have seen or heard a humorous story of ordinary people attempting to move the heaviest thing ever made: a piano. Just thinking about it can give otherwise macho adults lower-back pain. So, as someone who needs a piano moved, what are your options?