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Basic Piano Care ~ Where Do I Begin?

Table of contents for Piano Care

  1. Basic Piano Care ~ Where Do I Begin?
  2. How Do I Care For My Piano Finish?

From the Piano Technicians Guild:

A Lifetime Of Enjoyment

A piano brings a lifetime of enjoyment to your family. The beautiful, natural sound of a piano is due to the remarkable blending of such materials as wood, metal, buckskin, and wool. Together they form a uniquely timeless sound that no other instrument in the world can duplicate. While electronic synthesizers may approximate the sound of an acoustic piano, they cannot approach the true beauty of the real thing. As expected with any investment of this size, a piano requires periodic servicing to deliver outstanding performance year after year.

Generally, pianos tuned regularly stay in tune longer than pianos tuned on a “hit and miss” basis. Conversely, pianos tuned less frequently go out of tune faster than pianos tuned at least twice a year. Thus, a piano that has not been tuned for many years will usually not hold the first tuning as long as a piano tuned on a regular basis.

Schedule Your Piano Tuner Regularly

Keep your piano in tune and enjoy the full potential of your piano. (See what Piano Manufacturers Recommend) Your piano was specifically designed to be tuned to the international standard pitch of A-440 cycles per second. Your piano will sound its best and give your family the most satisfaction when tuned regularly, and maintained in proper playing condition.

Protect Your Piano From Dust

Keep your piano clean; keep the keyboard covered when not in use to prevent dust from accumulating. Clean keys by occasionally wiping them with a damp cloth and drying them immediately. If accumulated debris cannot be removed with a damp cloth, try wiping the cloth on a bar of mild soap or moisten with dishwasher detergent before wiping. Do not use household chemicals or solvents to clean piano keys.

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