Reason #12

If he could manage to play a tuned instrument – I don’t want to shame anyone here… {joke face}

While my daughter was learning the Minuet in G I helped her by adding some lyrics:

Bach had a lot of children

He fathered them by 3 wives

And he wrote lots of music so you could play this

It didn’t fit perfectly, but with the right melismas it was sufficient.

Reason #11

If Grandma had the piano serviced regularly, mom or dad probably can play little and hopefully carried the musical tradition to your generation.

Reason #10

Kids these days…

I’ve revived old family heirloom pianos on countless occasions. Did you know, if the piano was serviced as regularly as grandma likely had it done that it wouldn’t need so much today?

Reason #9

Number

Nine

I’ve had so many tell me they can’t tell if their piano is out of tune or not – but their kids can tell. Inevitably, this will train their ears as well as anyone else in earshot as to how the instrument should sound. When you hear it properly, you begin to expect it properly.

Reason #8

True story:

I have been called to tune a piano after an embarrassing party event where the hired musician played a few bars and stopped. Then told the host they could not and would not perform on such  difficult instrument. In music performance, every gig is an audition for a future gig.

Personally, I’ve been asked to play in a facility, very informal, where the instrument had been neglected and rendered no musical clarity and nothing in my efforts of playing could make a beautiful sound. This was before I joined the piano service industry.

Yes, if you’re paying attention to these reasons for having your piano tuned, this is the second #8

Reason #8

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, it’s not going to get better, it’s not.”

I’m almost certain that I’ve worked on a worse sounding piano than whatever you’ve got. I’m also certain that someone will prove that statement to be wildly wrong. If you’re worried about any sort of embarrassment for having a piano in complete disrepair or just that it has been so long since its last tuning don’t stress it. You either have to decide to junk it and get a new piano or schedule an appointment with me, I’m here to set things right with the instrument.

Reason #7

Even if you don’t immediately start practicing more because you prefer the sound of your piano after a tuning, you will naturally perform better because the sound is cleaner and less distracting, allowing you to be more musical. The other bonus is that your mistakes will be more beautiful too!

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