Skip to main content

Had my piano tuned today...


During the winter months I always keep a space heater plugged in and turned to "Low" in my teaching studio. I was happy to learn from Linda, my regular piano technician that my piano held pitch well since it's last tuning. This is likely due to my diligent attention to regulating the temperature in the room the instrument is housed in.
A number of my students have noticed in recent months a sporadic buzzing when playing an "A" in the higher range of my piano. I noticed it, too. This "sonic wart" became a regular menace to my enjoying playing the instrument. I brought this issue to Linda's attention, she worked on it, and the problem sounds fixed for now. I hope the solution sticks.
Here's the regular PSA ("Piano Service Appeal") that I'll always include at the end of my piano tuning blog posts: 
If you are an active pianist, student, or teacher it is essential that you tune your piano at least once yearly. This may strike some readers as excessive, but it is not! Regular piano tunings will increase the longevity of your instrument. Also, annual service on your piano will keep maintenance costs lower. The longer a piano waits between tunings, the greater the work required to restore the instrument to its best functioning. More work = more cost. Make the sensible decision.
The piano tuner I call upon here in the CA bay area is Linda Kay. She provides excellent service and reasonable rates. You can click on her name for her contact information.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

2013 CM Theory Practice Test Answer Key

Happy puppy says: " You can find the answers to your CM 2013 Practice Test here. "

CM Ear Training Evaluation mp3's

Beethoven practicing ear training (circa 1820 ) 2004 Theory Test Ear Training Links: Prep Level Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8 Level 9 Advanced Level 2007 Theory Test Ear Training Links: Prep Level Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8 Level 9 Advanced Level 2008 Theory Test Ear Training Links: Prep Level Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8 Level 9 Advanced Level 2013 Theory Test Ear Training Links: Prep Level Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8 Level 9 Advanced Leve l Beethoven after upgrading his headphones. Note the happier expression!

May 20th Recital - details & directions

The student recital will be held Saturday, May 20th at Christ's Community Church (CCC) in Hayward. The address of the church is: 25927 Kay Avenue in Hayward . For driving directions to CCC, follow this link. **Plenty of parking will be available in the neighborhood surrounding the church There will be 2 groups of performers, with a set of Stevie Wonder songs in between: - Group 1 starts at 2:30pm - Stevie Wonder set starts at 3:30pm - Group 2 starts at 4:00pm Each student will know ahead of time which group they are a part of. Performers:  - please arrive 20-30 minutes early  - dress code: nice casual  - performers with long hair: plan to wear your hair up or pulled back  - masks are not required in the church  - students need to bring their own sheet music; I will not have copies of anyone's music at the recital No tickets or entry fee required for this event -- all are welcome. Still have questions? Email me at jessemicek@yahoo.com Performers: please read th