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Maintenance

Regular maintenance is the very important reason to let your piano to perform in the best way. We are providing all necessary piano care and maintenance services in order to keep our customers happy playing the instrument. 

Piano Tuning
Piano tuning is the art of making adjustments to the tensions in the strings of the piano so that the instrument is "in tune".  My approach to each instrument is very individual and always reflects my intuition and experience.  The stability of tuning depends on the professionalism of the tuner and the technique that is used.

 

Rapid decline of the tuning might be influenced by humidity and temperature fluctuations in your home. The recommended humidity in the house is 40-60%, and the temperature range is 18-21 C°. The other reason for tuning deterioration is loose tuning pins. The loose pins in the pin block make the piano untunable and are a reason for the repair of the instrument.

 

 For better quality and stability of sound, twice a year is recommended. Professionals must have their pianos tuned before each performance or recording. Usually new pianos should be tuned 2 to 4 times during the first year.

Piano Voicing
The voicing of the piano can be compared to painting a picture. I will make your piano sound the way you like which is a process that is similar to choosing colors for the painting. Choose between open, bright and warm sound. Some players like the "bright" sound while the others prefer a mellow tone. With time, the hammer felt ages and hardens giving the piano a somewhat "brighter" and uneven sound. Depending on your taste and piano, I can make the sound evenly "bright" or evenly mellow or in between.

 

It is recommended to voice the piano every 3 to 4 years. This will maintain the voicing and support a regular yearly tuning. A full voicing is recommended after fine tuning your piano, reshaping the hammers, and regulation.

Piano Regulation
The right touch, which depends on proper regulation, is an important part of the satisfaction and pleasure that your piano brings you. The average piano is constructed of about 9,000 parts. Regulating a piano involves the careful adjustment of these parts so each does exactly what it should at exactly the right time. Once a piano is regulated correctly, it is important to adjust the regulation as needed. Felt, cloth, and hammers become worn. Wooden parts warp a little, altering the relationship of one part to another. The stability of tuning and touch is highly dependent on daily and seasonal changes in humidity and temperature.

 

When the action is regulated correctly and the keys' weight is properly balanced, your performance is more effective. Good speed of playing depends particularly on the repetition of the keys. Repetition is the ability of the key to repeat the sound with minimal lifting of your finger. Grand pianos have full repetitions and give you the ability to play quickly and clearly. The upright pianos have the regular action, but with right regulation, a quicker touch might be achieved. The touch can be made lighter or heavier.

 

Some factory standards might be slightly modified according to the taste and habits of the player. Not all of the piano factories produce instruments that have a good sound and touch. Sometimes we can not afford to buy the piano we would like. It is my job to improve the tone and touch of your piano to make an inexpensive piano sound it's best.