Buying a piano can be a fun and exciting experience. It can also be confusing and frustrating. There are so many considerations and most people – even piano teachers and performers – don’t understand the workings of a piano. Most
Vintage Steinway Pianos
Steinway pianos are excellent instruments but there are many misconceptions about older Steinways and older pianos in general. Many people don’t realize that pianos age and their ability to play correctly and hold a tune start to be compromised after
Ivory Key Regulations
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is in the process of revising its rule to increase protection for African elephants in response to the alarming rise in poaching to fuel the growing illegal trade in ivory. This rule
Why do pianos go out of tune?
Did you know that pianos go out of tune even if no one plays them? The major reason that pianos go out of tune is the change in humidity of their surroundings. You’ll often find that a piano sounds great
Beautiful Chopin Waltz
My client Neal Pullins playing a beautiful Chopin waltz on his piano I recently tuned.
Piano Technicians Guild Convention
I just got back from the annual Piano Technicians Guild Convention and Technical Institute in Chicago. I got lots of interesting ideas and met lots of interesting people.
Registered Piano Technician
Mary Beth is now a Registered Piano Technician (RPT). An RPT has passed three rigorous exams covering all aspects of piano tuning and repair.
Piano Lifesaver System
If your piano’s tune tends to change when the seasons change, consider a Piano Lifesaver System. I am a Piano Lifesaver Certified installer. See www.pianolifesaver.com.