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.
Even the most used and beloved piano often becomes a collection point for things in the home. In many homes, it’s a place to display photographs, sculptures, and other art. In musician homes, it’s a often a collection of the music being practiced, metronomes, recording devices, etc. All these things must be cleared for the piano to be tuned and since it’s cleared off, it’s a perfect time to dust.
One of the most satisfying things about my work is the little bit of playing I get to do at the end of a tuning. It gives me a chance to check if there’s anything mechanical amiss, but mostly I’ve already fixed those issues and I just enjoy playing.
A cat jumping on the piano is probably going to startle you either way, especially if you don’t have a pet cat, but at least it will be cleaner and tuned.