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October 2, 2023
Safe Storage - Can a Grand Piano be Stored on its Side?

The grand piano is one of the most iconic musical instruments. Its elegant curved shape and full, rich sound make it a staple in concert halls and living rooms alike. But that beautiful form comes with some functional challenges, especially when it comes to storage and moving.  So, can a grand piano be safely stored […]

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August 31, 2023
What Temperature Should a Piano Be Kept At?

If you’re a piano owner, you might wonder, what temperature should a piano be kept at? This is a vital subject, as temperature variations can affect a piano’s condition overall. Humidity and other environmental factors can also risk damage over time. Pianos are best kept in an environment with a consistent temperature. Ideally, the temperature […]

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August 23, 2023
Can a Piano Be Tuned After 20 Years? Expert Advice

If you have an old piano, you might wonder, can a piano be tuned after 20 years? This is a fair question, as older pianos are often just as usable as new models. On the other hand, damage and neglect can sometimes render a piano unplayable. The short answer to the question, can a piano […]

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August 15, 2023
How Do I Know If My Old Piano is Worth Anything?

Are you a piano owner wondering, how do I know if my old piano is worth anything? Whether you’re not interested in playing anymore or have inherited a piano, don’t toss it out just yet! In many cases, you can sell that piano to private buyers, schools, and other such places easily. To find out […]

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August 11, 2023
Does a Piano Need Tuning After Moving?

Does a piano need tuning after moving? Piano owners should understand this topic, as tuning ensures the piano sounds its best. Also, scheduling needed tuning helps keep a piano in good condition. It's generally recommended to have a piano tuned after it has been moved. Moving a piano can subject it to changes in temperature, […]

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July 26, 2023
How to Protect a Piano from Sunlight [Options to Consider]

Piano owners often wonder how to protect a piano from sunlight. This is a vital consideration, as excessive sunlight dries out wood piano parts. In turn, the piano body might start pulling on its strings or fail to support them properly. Those parts might also start to chip, crack, and splinter sooner than they should. […]

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July 13, 2023
Are Some Pianos Untunable? (Tuning Explained)

Piano owners often find themselves asking, are some pianos untunable? One reason is that it might take more effort to tune an older piano. Two, tuning doesn’t address every issue you might have with your keyboard, such as damaged strings. A technician can bring older pianos back into tune. However, there are times when this […]

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May 3, 2023
How to Tune a Piano [15 Steps Professionals Take]

Piano owners often wonder how to tune a piano effectively yet safely, without damaging wires and other materials. This is an important topic to cover, as it’s vital that you tune your piano regularly. First, tuning ensures a crisp, clear sound from every key. Second, neglecting needed tuning can shorten the lifespan of piano wires […]

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