According to the experts, to get the
most out of your piano, you need to
have it serviced about 2 times per
year. According to The National
Piano Foundation and the Piano
Technicians Guild of America,
irregardless of where you live, your
piano is in need of ongoing
maintenance, year after year after
year for the following reasons.
What is Wrong With My Piano?
Regular Periodic Piano Maintenance
Your piano is constructed of 80
percent wood and the remaining
materials of metal, cloths and
woolen felts. These materials are
assembled into a structure that
bears substantial tension (see
quiz). Wood and felts are like
sponges, susceptible to moisture and
dryness and wear from use.
Any given piano can be as highly
engineered as a bridge, house or
even a car. A piano not serviced by
a qualified technician on a regular
basis is a piano due for trouble.
Next issue I will review the main
components of piano maintenance.