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4 Ideas for Piano Longevity

Thu, Nov 07, 2019 at 4:47PM

4 Ideas for Piano Longevity

Buying a piano is fun and exciting. Just imagine the hours of joy you’ll experience by playing and/or listening to the peaceful music produced by this majestic instrument. Best of all, with the proper care and attention, your piano can easily supply years of enjoyment and faithful service to you and your loved ones.

The trick is to be aware of the factors that can affect your piano: both musically and environmentally. That includes considerations such as sound absorption, placement, upkeep, and more. Read on to learn about novel ways you can keep your piano in great working order throughout the year.

1) Regular Care and Maintenance

As with other items in your home or business (both large and small), it’s important to consistently clean and otherwise pay attention to the state of your belongings. This way, you can detect early on any potential defects, and make steps to repair or replace these items.

In terms of your piano, it’s wise to put a focus on regular cleaning. You’ll also want to be sure that the inner workings of the instrument (including strings, key pads, and similar) are functioning properly.

If your piano won’t be used for an extended period of time, it makes sense to invest in professional storage. Unlike normal storage units, at Modern Piano Moving, our warehouses are climate-controlled and security-monitored around the clock. That means your piano is always in good hands.

2) Play Often

Though your piano can be likened to a work of art, one of the reasons you invested in this timeless instrument is likely so that it can actually be played. Whether you’re the one who will be enjoying self-played music, or if that will be provided by friends, family, or even a professional musician, it’s essential that the piano is played often. This ensures consistent sound quality, key function, and other factors.

If you’re storing a piano at another location, or simply have always wanted to own and/or play the instrument, it’s nice to know that there is a trusted and reputable piano moving company that can transport a piano straight to your door.

3) Keep Your Piano Tuned

A key part of overall piano maintenance and care is to schedule regular tunings. Your piano is susceptible to changes in environmental conditions. That includes fluctuating temperatures, high or low humidity, and more. A professional who is skilled at piano tuning will not only tighten the piano’s strings, but they’ll also check keys, felts, tuning pins, and even the structural integrity of your piano.  

If you own a piano in a different area but have been reluctant to have it brought to your current locale for fear of high piano shipping costs, it’s good to realize that the price to move a piano is more affordable than you may think. In fact, skilled and experienced Steinway piano movers can transport a high-quality instrument anywhere across the lower 48 United States. Shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, and even internationally can also be arranged.

4) Know Your Wants and Needs  

Pianos come in many different types, sizes, and shapes. That makes it easy to find an instrument that perfectly matches your unique desires and requirements. The first step is to determine which options best complement your lifestyle and personality.

For example, do you play casually, or will you require an instrument with professional-quality sound? Do you prefer an upright (sometimes called ‘vertical’) or grand piano? What are your space requirements? You’ll also have options in the way of style, color, finish, furniture look/feel, and more.

Once you’ve found a piano that matches your interest, the next step is to partner with a New York piano moving company that will treat the instrument with the utmost care and respect, en route to its final destination.

For nearly 85 years, we’ve shipped pianos to and from locations across the United States, and even internationally. That’s partly how we’ve built a solid reputation as the premier cross-country piano movers available. Browse our website to learn more about the piano moving process. Then, contact us today to get started on transporting a piano straight to or from your location.

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Milton Heads South  Tennessee, US

Apr 27 2023 

This is the second time we have moved "Milton" with Modern and both times have been a great success. Thank you for treating my piano like it was your own family heirloom.