Kerry Kean's Piano Service

Concert, university and private piano service since 1974

330-678-1990

 

Other Services

Besides tuning and minor repairs, your piano will require other kinds of service from time to time, depending on how much it gets played, environmental factors in its location, and how responsive you need it to be. Following is a brief description of some of these services (please contact me by phone or email for a more detailed explanation of any of these):

Regulation - adjusting all of the action parts and keys so they work in the correct relationship to each other. Regulation affects the speed and accuracy of the way the keys respond and corresponds roughly to a tuneup in a car.

Voicing - correcting the shape and playing surface of the hammers and adjusting their relationship to the strings in order to allow the best possible tone quality for a given piano.

Reconditioning - restoring a piano to optimal playing condition using (mostly) the existing parts. This may involve repairing the soundboard, bridges, strings and other structural components, repinning loose action parts, repairing broken or missing parts, reshaping the hammers, rebushing and/or recovering the keys and regulating the action.

Rebuilding - restoring a piano to like-new condition. This usually involves replacing structural components like the pinblock and sometimes the soundboard, replacing all or most of the action parts, regulation and voicing and refinishing.

Cleaning - on an upright, this usually involves vacuuming out the action, inside of the cabinet and under the keys (it's amazing what accumulates under there!). On a grand, additional cleaning includes cleaning the soundboard, strings and plate.

Appraising - evaluating and reporting on a piano's condition and current value in the marketplace. Appraisals may be informal for purposes of evaluating an instrument you are considering buying or selling, or a formal written appraisal for insurance or other legal needs.

Purchase Consulting - buying a piano can be a major financial and emotional investment, and as such demands careful consideration. I can help you evaluate your requirements and find the right instrument for your needs and budget.

 

 
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Phone: 330-678-1990
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