Shawn's Piano - West Hartford, CT - 860-953-8885

Caring for Your Piano

How often should my piano be tuned?

In general, we recommend that your new piano or newly restored be serviced four times the first year and twice a year by a qualified piano technician.  Regular servicing will increase the enjoyment and longevity of your instrument.

Where should I put my new piano?

Your piano will perform best under consistent temperature and humidity conditions away from outer doors and windows.  Avoid areas near a fireplace, heat/air vents and direct sunlight. 

How do I care for my piano's wood finish?

Generally, a new piano finish requires only occasional cleaning with either a dry or damp soft cloth.  Avoid setting drinks, other wet objects or sharp objects on the piano, as you would any other fine piece of furniture.

How do I clean the keys of a piano?

A soft cloth damped with a very dilute solution of water and mild detergent can be used to gently rub the keys in a  back to front motion, then dry with another soft cloth.