The piano may be the best known and loved of all musical instruments. It also has the broadest range of any instrument, so music for all other instruments can be composed on it. It can be played solo, but most[...]
An old piano is not only inferior to a new instrument due to its wear and tear over the years, but lacks so much innovative design and precision manufacturing.
Wear and tear aside, to focus on the [...]
What in the world am I talking about? Spec Blindness? Let me explain. Spec Blindness is a particular phenomenon that is often exhibited by the prospective piano buyer who feels overwhelmed by the task of selecting the [...]
A pitch raise is a preliminary piano tuning performed prior to a regular tuning. Also known as a “pitch correction” or a "pre-tuning", this procedure is often associated with the term “double-tuning”. A pitch [...]
One of the more difficult questions to answer when buying or selling a piano is "What's this piano worth?" Usually, the person asking this question is on the other end of a telephone line and can't remember the brand [...]
Is your piano difficult to play softly with ease, consistency, and accuracy? Do you feel as though you have to fight your piano to get the sound you want? These are symptoms of a piano that is “out of [...]
My piano technician says that my piano needs voicing. What does she mean?
Good question. First off, never be afraid to ask your technician what something is if you don't understand. We piano techs, like many other people[...]
I bet you wish that based on the way your piano looks good on the outside will be enough for you to say that it is functioning properly. Well, as with any other things, you have to remember that there is much to know if [...]
Whether you’re planning a short- or long-distance move, you’re likely to run into a few obstacles with your plans if you own a piano. Whether you perform beautiful music on the instrument daily or let it collect dust[...]
Received bad news from your piano technician saying it's no longer possible to tune our piano? The question is what should you do? You can rebuild it, but is it worth it or is it better to just replace it.
There comes a[...]