One sure way to drive away congregants is by forcing them to endure a cacophony of sound when they were hoping to hear beautiful hymns (maybe even sing along!)
Getting the sanctuary piano tuned is one thing which should not be overlooked. If the choir practices in a different room and you want them to sing in tune then it might be a good idea to tune that piano as well.
Whether you’re just recording something for fun or if you are trying to be the next YouTube sensation, it all starts with having the right notes at your fingertips. Musicians listening will know the difference between a well tuned piano, something a bit off, and even an electronic keyboard.
Sometimes I forget that this isn’t common knowledge-
Pianos are supposed to be serviced a minimum of twice annually per the manufacturers. This goes way back to before the beginning of the last century. Many companies still say their pianos should be tuned 2-4 times annually, so every six months is the minimum the piano should be serviced.
Sometimes you just need to play out your feelings, whether you’re bitter, upset, or happy that your relationship ended there is a song to play for that emotion.
Arguably not the easiest way to impress a date but even if you write a super cheesy song… if they stick around for you then it might be true love!
Better not risk your opportunity though, make sure the piano sounds great before giving a performance.
Certainly someone will be interested in playing the piano if it’s a larger family gathering. You can sing some songs together, see what you remember from taking lessons as a child, or one of the children can show off their talents on the keys.
If you’ve been trying unsuccessfully to get yourself to sit down and simply play piano again, maybe having the piano tuned will convince you to prioritize that endeavor. You’ll have taken the basic step to getting back into the swing of things – this is a common phone call for us after we ring in a new year but I’ve never subscribed to the idea that one should wait to pick up a good habit.