Malvern, PA

If you’re looking for a personal touch and need someone to get the right sound from your piano, I am here to work with you and make your piano deliver the sound you demand!

Safe for Little Fingers

As adults, we don’t think all that much about the fall board on our pianos other than to cover the keys when we’re not playing and, if we’re honest about it, most of us only close it to keep the cat from playing raucously at 4 in the morning.

As adults with children, we know that at some point there will be more than one child at the piano and that they will argue over who gets to play or what they will play together. The argument will escalate to the point where one of them shuts the piano on the other. Many older pianos would have allowed that argument to end in the emergency room with a smashed hand and splinted fingers.

The soft close on this Hailun piano means you get to correct their argument without a medical emergency.

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Hailun Muffler Rail

Piano technicians are often asked “What’s the middle pedal for?” especially as it relates to an upright piano.

Many older upright pianos used the middle pedal as a bass sustain pedal. In some of the cheapest manufacturers it was only there for decoration as it was directly attached to the same mechanism the sustain pedal toggled. A few modern makes have managed to create a true “Sostenuto” like what it common on quality grand pianos, the Hailun HU-7 is one of those instruments, but mostly it is used as a practice pedal.

When you depress the pedal it is often possible to push it to the left so that it is always engaged for the duration of your practice. You’ll notice the sound isn’t nearly as bright or as loud.

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Does My Piano Need New Hammers?

As my piano service matures, I find myself thinking more and more that many pianos need new hammers rather than just reshaping. The older felt is simply too hard and dense to work with anymore, it’s impossible to create a warm, welcoming sound in the music. There’s a few reasons for this:

  • Constantly striking the strings in the same location has compacted the felt
  • The closer to the hammer core, the more compressed the felt is to begin with
  • As wool ages it shrinks, becomes hard and brittle
  • Sometimes the glue adhering the hammer felt to the molding comes undone.

When you can’t achieve the sound you want, playing the piano becomes a self defeating endeavor. I don’t want to over prescribe this maintenance so I went searching for validation and below is an answer I found on a public message board validating my position.

Like everything else the hammer felts wear out. each time the hammer strikes the string it gets slightly compacted and wears grooves into the hammer felt. As the felts gets harder as a result of this the tone of the piano usually becomes harsher and more metalic. It’s a very gradual process so you won’t notice from one day (or even several months). For a concert grand I’d expect to replace or reshape the hammers about every 5 years. for someone’s home piano usually about every 15-20 years. 

A brush is the wrong tool for removing the grooves, instead you use fine sandpaper to take off one layer of felt at a time, while maintaining the shape of the hammer. Talk to your piano tech about what you want out of the repair and he’ll be able to help you out. Be aware that if this is 100+ year old piano the cost of a repair may end up being more than the cost of a nicer piano. (based on that kind of maintenance history there are probably also several other issues that should be addressed) Also Piano hammers don’t necessarily have to be replaced. You can usually reshape the hammers at least once, sometimes 2-3 times, It all depends on the condition of the felt. This removes the compacted and worn our part of the felt that has the grooves. It’s really impossible to give advice without actually being able to inspect it.


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Piano Rentals

Help your child learn piano by allowing them to practice and play on a quality instrument! $500 gets your piano delivered with in home set-up for a 6-months rental.

Students who practice on a good quality, well performing acoustic piano are much more likely to practice, excel, and develop proper performing techniques.
  • Challenging music is more within reach.
  • Hours of hard work are better rewarded.
  • Musicians can hone their personal sound and character.
All rental payments are credited towards the purchase price of the piano and can be credited towards an upgrade.
Comes with:
  1. Hailun Dream Assurance
  2. 15 Year Warranty (best in the industry)
  3. Better Features than most Asian and European Pianos at a lower price point.
  4. Best Rated Asian Piano by American Technicians across the country
  5. Maintained by the best technicians in the area

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Rental payments will be credited toward the purchase if you decide to own the piano or trade up to another instrument! For example; you pay 24 months of rent at $100, $2,400 goes towards the purchase of the instrument. Below is a view at the payment calculator. The rentals are based on a 60 month payoff so you can easily transition to purchase.

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Hailun Pianos

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Mr. and Mrs. Hailun Chen own the Hailun Piano Company. Both were graduates of the Piano Technology School in Bejing where they met and fell in love with each other as well as with the world of pianos. They founded their company together, which was initially co-owned by the Chinese government. The company specialized in producing piano parts and quickly became known as one of the most reliable supplier of highest accuracy semi-finished pianos. Mr. Chen incrementally purchased full control for the company and set his goal to build the finest pianos in the Far East. During that time he met a fourth generation piano builder from Vienna, Austria. Peter Veletzky and Hailun Chen struck up a special friendship and Mr. Veletzky transferred know-how and technology in order to build instruments that would be able to compete with makers in Europe. Hailun Piano Company also invested heavily in Japanese and German digital production equipment and manufacturing lines and is currently employing the newest and most advanced technology available to piano manufacturers.

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With more than 20 years of successful manufacturing experience, Hailun has become the standard for high quality piano manufacturing across the Far East. Hailun’s 430,000 square foot factory now employs over 800 workers and 37 seasoned piano engineers. This uncompromising insistence to achieve maximum quality and product excellence has made Hailun the piano of choice for thousands all over the world. Since the partnership with Mr. Veletzky Hailun has retained the talents of well-known American piano designer and engineer George F. Emerson, Viennese piano voicing and sound specialist Zlatkovic Sibin, Japanese production specialist Ema Shigeru and French scale designer and piano builder Stephen Paulello. These partnerships ensure long-term quality, innovation, and artistic production at Hailun Pianos. With over 360 European piano dealers, over 80 U.S. Authorized Hailun Merchants, over 40 merchants in Japan, and a growing network in other parts of the world, the Hailun Piano Company is a global influence in the world of pianos.


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The Hailun Piano Company draws on expertise and competence centers across the globe to offer pianos that are superbly musical and of profound quality. The Hailun team consists of engineers and piano craftsmen from over a dozen different nations. Each one is recognized as an authority in the chosen specialty of piano engineering. A key quality of Hailun Piano Company is its ability to facilitate and transform theoretical concepts and design into well-built pianos. Our customers will find that Hailun pianos compare favorably to instruments several times their price.

The distribution of Hailun pianos is centered on values of transparency and service. It is the goal of Hailun USA – the distribution company for Hailun Pianos in the United States – that our customers will not only obtain a quality instrument but that they also have a positive and satisfying purchasing experience. We carefully select and train every member of the Authorized Hailun Merchant Family and require him or her to take exceptional care of you. Hailun pianos give expression to the cumulated experience and tonal inclinations of those piano-builders who primarily created them. Our ambition is to engineer and build the best pianos we can.

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