Piano Care at Home
Location - location - location!!!! Select a place that has consistent temperature and humidity. Avoid drafts from vents, intakes, doors or chimneys.
Keep your piano dust free using a soft, lint-free cloth wrung out to nearly dry.
Avoid using cleaning products on the finish or the keys unless specifically recommended by your manufacturer .
Always wash your hands before playing to keep the keys clean. Use the same soft cloth to wipe down the keys periodically.
Talk to you piano technician and ensure they include basic cleaning as part of their standard service. If your piano is very dusty, you may need a separate service just for cleaning.
Avoid placing items on top of the piano - especially liquids!!!
When to Call a Technician
A qualified tuner can add years to the life of your piano with twice a year service. We recommend checking out the Piano Technician's Guild or asking local teachers for recommendations of experienced piano technicians. A standard tuning should include not only tuning, but also light cleaning and evaluating any issues that may develop over time that can easily be fixed early on before becoming a major issue.
Check out the full range of services offered by piano technicians to help keep your piano playing as beautifully as the day it was delivered to your home!