Is it time for your piano to be tuned? How long has it been? Are there a few notes that just make you cringe when you hear them played? Recently we had Mr. John Bailey in from The Piano Works (in Pemberville) to tune our pianos at the studio. He even let me take a picture of him at work on my piano! It is fascinating to see the insides of the piano and understand how it all works. Mr. Bailey said that now is a great time to be getting your piano tuned as the weather is starting to taper off and not be so extreme as it is in the winter and summer. Remember, when you sign up for piano lessons, you are not just learning to play the piano, but you are also learning to train your ear. Constantly practicing on an untuned, poorly maintained piano can really hinder your listening skills and steal the enthusiasm that comes with beautiful sounds you can produce on this instrument. If you notice a significant difference between the way your piano at home sounds and how the piano at your lesson sounds, then it is definitely time to do something about it. A typical tuning costs around $90.00 and should be done about once a year if it is played as regularly as your piano teacher would like it to be! When searching for a piano technician, you want to look for a Registered Piano Technician who has training and vast knowledge in the field. Here is a helpful website to do a little research on your own : www.ptg.org
If you are interested in contacting Mr. Bailey at The Piano Works, here is his contact info: 419-287-4848 and website: www.thepianoworks.net John will gladly answer questions about the inside of the piano, when to get it regulated (this deals with the touch of the piano), and recommended tuning (dealing with the sound of the piano). I am glad to refer him to all my students - I find him very knowledgeable and helpful!
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