Which Piano Should I Buy?

Posted in Getting Started Guides on February 11th, 2015

The world of pianos is long, wide, and deep.  There are hundreds of piano brands made in the last hundred years, some of which are still in good condition.  Some pianos made in the last 30 years are already worn out and need repair.  Maybe you’re on a tight budget (who isn’t?), and maybe you’re… Read This »

Regulation and Service

Posted in Ongoing Maintenance, Tips For The New Piano Owner on January 9th, 2015

The word “regulation” is kind of a strange word when we think in terms of pianos.  It’s usually used in a context of laws, or rules, of behavior.  In pianos, it means to reestablish the proper adjustment of the “action”, the mechanism which connects the keys to the piano hammers.  The action is the via… Read This »

Pre-purchase Inspections

Posted in Getting Started Guides on January 5th, 2015

Buying a new or used piano can be a daunting task for anyone, especially when there are so many choices.  Then, there is the question of whether the piano is in good shape.  Or not! I can help you make the right choices, and guide you through the process of getting just the right piano. … Read This »

Piano Tuning- What is it going to cost me?

Posted in Ongoing Maintenance on August 5th, 2014

This is an important question, especially these days in a weak economy.  The answer is not as easy as it might sound.  The short answer is that it depends on the condition of the piano, and how much or how little service it has had since it was made.  Pianos are made of many organic… Read This »

Placement of your Piano

Posted in Getting Started Guides, Tips For The New Piano Owner on January 6th, 2013

Where is the best place for my piano?  This question comes up when the piano is moved for some reason.  Maybe it’s a new piano, or perhaps you would just like to rearrange the room and put the piano in a different location.  Is there any consideration as to the effect on the piano?  The… Read This »

How to Sell Your Piano

Posted in Ongoing Maintenance on August 20th, 2012

If you find you need to sell your piano, there are some different avenues that you can take. Consignment Depending upon the value of your piano, it may be possible to consign it at a local piano store.  If your piano is a famous brand like Steinway or Mason-Hamlin, a store may want to consign… Read This »