Did you know there are over 6,000 action parts inside a piano? They are intricate machines that ideally require regular use to keep all the parts supple and maintenance to keep them in optimum condition. Pianos age just like humans or houses. An old piano is not necessarily a good piano if it hasn’t been well looked after. Therefore it is important to care for your piano to help increase its longevity and your playing pleasure.
The following tips are excerpts from the Australian Piano Buyers’ Guide. Request your free copy for future reference here.
Once you have purchased a piano, it is important to look after and maintain it regularly. It is essential to have your piano tuned by a qualified tuner/technician every year and most pianos will need tuning twice a year due to climatic changes and regular use. It is also important to have your piano regulated every 2-3 years, or more frequently depending on your level of use.
For an explanation of tuning and regulation and to see a list of our recommended Piano Tuners visit our Piano Tuning page.
Reference: Edwards, Peter & Lee-Archer, Anne. The Australian Piano Buyers’ Guide. 2007. Studio 19 Imports (Aust) Pty Ltd, Launceston