Like all things we care about, a piano needs regular maintenance to be at its best. The three components of musical performance that need to be adjusted periodically are pitch (by tuning and pitch raising), touch (by regulating) and tone (by voicing).
Daily care of your piano ensures that it will be a family heirloom, or a concert pianist’s favorite. Humidity control and finish care are imperative to ensuring a long life for your piano. If ignored or damaged, a piano may require more serious servicing, such as reconditioning or rebuilding, in order to be restored.
The need to tune and service a piano depends on how often it is used, where it is located, how old it is, and how it is cared for. Customizing the piano service plan is key. A piano located in your home compared to a grand piano in a concert hall obviously has very different servicing needs.
Registered Piano Technician, can help you care for your piano, regardless of its tuning and servicing needs, the type of piano, and its location (home, church, concert hall, music studio, etc). Fred will provide a complete description of your piano’s maintenance requirements before proceeding with its servicing, so that you are confident in the care it is receiving.
To help you better understand your piano’s maintenance requirements, the summaries below, based on the Piano Technician Guild’s website,
provide background information on the six types of servicing typical for a piano.