How often should I have my piano tuned?

I am often asked by many people, “How often should I have my piano tuned?”. Generally I would prefer that people can actually hear when it is out and call me then. That’s not always possible though. Many people tell me that they just cannot hear the difference. Invariably, everyone can hear the difference right after the piano has been tuned. I often get the look that says; “I didn’t know what I was missing!” With regard to that scenario, it is best to have your piano tuned every year. Many manufacturer’s will recommend several times a year but that is only indicated for new or like new pianos. As pianos age the settling occurred long ago and the piano is usually pretty stable. If you can’t tell, I would suggest defaulting to the every year recommendation. Please make sure that your piano is kept in a stable environment both temperature and humidity wise as this will aid in keeping the piano in tune longer and will also help to prevent things like cracked soundboards and sticking keys.

Dear Valued Customers

Greg’s Piano Forte’ has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will continue to do so. The safety of our employees, customers, families and friends remains our top priority. We wanted to take a moment to share with you the steps we are taking to help protect the health and safety of our employees and customers during these trying times.

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What things are important to consider in the purchase of a piano?

Most times that these questions arise it is due to an inexperienced parent trying to make a good decision for their student/child. Sometimes it is an adult who always wanted to learn how to play. No matter the reason, it is important to have good information in order to make a good decision on the purchase of an item that can make or break your efforts in the study of piano playing.

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Music as a Language

A natural part of many conversations that I have with clients, especially those with young children, is whether I know any good teachers. I prefer not to answer his question directly since it seems to put my stamp of approval on someone when I don’t really know anything of their teaching techniques, only whether they teach or not.

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