I see that you have degrees in music. Do you teach piano lessons?

Yes. However, because I tune and restore pianos full time, and soften attend advanced training seminars in the piano trade, I have relatively little time to take on many students. In general, the students I do have are rather advanced performers. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the best place in my home to place a piano?

As a general rule, an inside wall is the best spot to place a piano. In a newer home that is well insulated, it is possible to place the piano on an outside wall if the piano is not in direct sunlight, not against a window, and not over or against a heating  or cooling source. There should be stable temperature and humidity levels. If these conditions cannot be met, I would recommend putting a climate control system in the piano itself. This eliminates the cost of controlling the environment in the entire home. 

Will a climate control system eliminate the need for tunings?

No, but A climate control system will accomplish two very important things.  First, it will prevent damage

caused by the wild fluctuations of temperature and humidity. Ideally, the humidity level should be between 40 to 50%. In New England, the range can fluctuate from as high as 80% in the summer to below 20% in the winter. This fluctuation can cause cracks in the soundboard, buzzing, cracks in the pin block leading to loose tuning pins, and a compromise of the structural glue joints leading to possible structural failure. Second, the system will allow the piano to remain in tune far longer than without climate control..

Piano Tuning & Service

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