Taking Care of your Piano
Pianos should be placed away from heater vents and
windows where they may get direct sunlight. If your house is poorly
insulated, they should be kept away from outside walls; most homes today
shouldn't have this problem.
For optimal sound, the back of vertical pianos should
be at least 4 inches from the wall.
Pianos can be lightly wiped clean with a clean dry
rag. If needed, a damp cloth can be used. Do not use furniture polish on
your piano, if you feel you need to polish your piano, I can recommend or
provide appropriate products.
Spilled liquids can be wiped clean with dry rags.
Actually, it's best not to put any drinks, house plants, or anything else
with liquid on a piano.
One of the best ways to take care
of your piano is to install a humidity control system in the piano. See
I can offer a piano care class for groups. If your
group is interested in booking a piano care class, please contact me.
What you can do to make a service call go
Extra noise makes
piano tuning unnecessarily difficult. Anything you can do to minimize
extraneous noise is appreciated. If you store anything on your piano, please
remove it ahead
of time. Finally, please be there or make arrangement for there to be a way
for me to get in to service your piano.
Payment is due upon completion of
work. Credit accounts are generally only available for organizations with
prior agreement. If you must cancel an appointment, please call as soon as
possible and we can reschedule.
I also offer for sale the following products:
The Piano Book:
Buying and owning a new or used piano, By Larry Fine.
The Piano, A Piano
Technician's Guide for the Piano Owner, By Phil Gurlick.
How to Buy a Good Used
Piano, By Willard Levertt.