3 Essential Tips to Help Keep Your Piano in Tune


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Having a piano is rewarding, but it is not without its work. After all, what is the point of having such a beautiful instrument if you don’t keep it in good shape? Piano tuning and servicing is essential to keep a piano sounding great. Nevertheless, there are measures you can take to maintain your piano in excellent condition, ensuring it stays in tune for a more extended period and becomes more cost-effective. A well-maintained piano typically requires less tuning time, reducing the labor involved for the piano technician and ultimately saving you money.

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Tip 1:
Piano Placement

The first and most important thing you should do is make sure your piano is situated appropriately. If you are keeping your piano in an exposed, humid room, then you are going to see a problem much quicker. It might seem obvious, but it is surprising how many people do not think about environmental factors when considering their piano tuning woes!

Apart from humidity, there are additional concerns to bear in mind. If you position your piano in direct sunlight, it may lose its tune faster due to the drying wood, which can lead to the warping of tuning pins. This type of damage can make tuning the piano difficult, or in severe cases, even impossible. Furthermore, even if such issues don’t arise, there’s still a chance that you could damage the piano’s finish.

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Tip 2
Piano Cleanliness

Keeping the piano in top condition and avoid any unnecessary damage, it’s best to get into the habits of cleaning your piano regularly right from the start. The trick is to clean it briefly after each use, especially if you are teaching young children on the instrument.

If you wipe it down each time, the job becomes much more comfortable in the long run. The same applies to placing items on the piano’s surface: while it may be tempting to adorn it with various knick-knacks, ensure that nothing is kept on it that could leak water and potentially cause damage, as this will significantly complicate the piano tuning process.

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Tip 3:
Piano Tuning

If you own a piano you already know that it’s essential to get an expert to look at it once in a while, but did you know that the recommended period between calling a piano tuner is just six months? Playing the piano often will cause it to go out of tune, but so will let it sit there untouched. Tuning the piano is unavoidable, and accurately assessing its degree of detuning since the last check is not always simple. The piano gradually loses its tune, making it challenging for an untrained ear to perceive the extent of the detuning.

A professional piano tuner like myself will be able to help you with this. Speak to your local music shop or look online, and you will find professional help.