Caring for Your Piano – Pt. 1

piano tuningA piano is a significant investment, but it’s an important one for serious musicians. Once you purchase your piano, it is essential to take care of it. Here are some maintenance tips so that you can keep your piano in optimum condition.

Choose a Suitable Place – Pianos are vulnerable to extreme temperatures and high humidity, so keep your piano away from AC vents, heaters, fireplaces, doors, rooms with large windows, and your basement. These areas are prone to humidity and temperature changes that can affect your piano.

Cover the Keys – When you are not using your piano, cover the key to prevent dust from accumulating and limit exposure to things like pet hair and other contaminants. Most pianos come with a key cover, but you can also cover your piano with a drop cloth.

Don’t Eat or Drink in the Piano Room – Spilling liquids or food on your piano can damage it, so keep food and beverages, or any other type of liquid out of your piano room.

Play! – Playing your piano on a regular basis helps keep its moving parts in working order. It also helps you identify any problems with your piano quickly.

These are just a handful of tips that you can use to take care of your piano. Stay tuned for our next post, where we will share even more tips for piano care.

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