Pianos are wonderful machines, and like all machines, they performed best when they are  well maintained! 

 
Tuning:

A yearly tuning will maintain your piano's pitch, but seasonal changes and frequent use often make your piano want a tuning every six months.  Clubs, studios and churches often need much more frequent service, and a piano in a performance venue can be tuned three times a day, for rehearsal, soundcheck, and performance.  Pianos that have languished without tuning for too long require extra maintenance to be brought up to speed, and the instrument's quality can be permanently affected.

 

Voicing:

As your piano matures, you will notice a difference in it's tone; hammers harden as they pack down, hitting the strings, and that harder hammer produces a brighter sound.  A piano with overly soft hammers will often lack clarity of tone. Changing the consistency of a hammer can alter and refine you piano's tone.  Voicing is a matter of taste, but your piano's tone can be modified to suit yours.

 
Regulation:
Over time, the relationships among the many parts of your piano's
action will change with use, and this can affect its performance. 
These parts can be restored to their proper geometry; you will
notice the improvement in your instrument's touch, performance,
and sound.
 
Humidity:
Pianos like what people like: a comfortable, consistent environment.  Swings in humidity can affect both performance and tuning for your instrument.  Humidity is especially hard on pianos in the Bay Area; try to position yours away from windows, outside walls. At the same time avoid over drying it by positioning it away from heating vents, fireplaces, and consistantly hot window exposures.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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