You may not be playing much at all your piano, so you might be thinking there is no point to have it tuned. Or maybe because you moved it in another area that you have knocked out some of its tunes and that you should tune your piano. These are just a few of our apprehensions that make piano owners wonder when and how to take care of their piano. Know that there are some information to bear in mind so that you would know how to take care of your piano.
Know that a piano is composed of thousands of parts starting from the soundboard, termed as sound resonator, that amplifies the strings vibrations, and then there are the simple little felts, leather strings, steel strings, and so forth. The complexity of this musical instrument, plus the amount of money you have invested to have this musical instrument, should lead you to follow some advice from experts.
Manufacturers of piano recommend to tune your piano two to four times a year. Even if your piano is not played at all or very seldom played, it is still necessary to tune it at least once a year. Know that any instrument for that matter that has not been serviced for many years, will need to raise additional pitch in order to bring up its proper pitch. Be aware that the greater the pitch is adjusted, the bigger amount you will have to spend to bring back its tune. It is therefore important to set a schedule with your piano technician to tune your piano regularly as mentioned.
Note that when you are having your piano tuned, try to turn off other equipment that produce noise like washing machine, lawnmowers, radio, television, and others so that the quality of the tuning will not be affected.
It is also advisable that you do not position your piano in front of a hot air duct or sunlight. It should be placed where there is direct sunlight because the sunlight could deteriorate the color and finish of the piano. Remember not to place things like glasses or cups or others that contain water on the piano to avoid possible throwing of liquid and make the piano out of tune.
It is not advisable that you do the cleaning inside the piano, but instead have the piano technician who has the training and experience to do the job. Your technician will be more than willing to do it for you.
It is better to consult with the manufacturer of your piano on how to clean and polish your piano. Most importantly, never try to tune or repair your piano yourself. Let your technician do it for you.
Remember that a piano is a very complicated and delicate musical instrument, and thus needs to be maintained and cared for. Following these pointers will help you maintain the quality and beauty of your piano that you can enjoy for years and years to come, aside from maintaining its value.