Where to Place Your Piano
Because of the adverse effects of heat, try to place your piano away from radiators, or heating outlets. Avoid placing it near a window, or if possible, even an exterior wall. With a spinet or console piano, allow an inch or so of space between the piano and the wall, so that the wall can act as a second sounding board.
Care of Your Piano’s Finish
If the outside case is a wood grain, you can clean it with a soft cloth (cotton or cheese cloth works well) slightly dampened with furniture polish. If you have an ebony or ivory finish, put 2 parts Glass plus with no ammonia to 10 parts water in a bottle and shake it. Then spray your cloth lightly and wipe the finish and keys. Always spray your cloth; never spray your piano directly.
Keeping the Interior of Your Piano Clean
The interior of your piano should be dusted periodically. You can use one of the smaller hose attachments on your vacuum cleaner to pick up much of the dust. If any children’s toys, coins, or other foreign objects should find themselves inside your piano, don’t try to remove them (unless it can be done easily). Call Award Piano at (817) 478-6595, for a qualified tuner-technician to remove the object.
Tuning Your Piano
It takes time for a new piano to “settle in” and adjust to the individual climatic conditions in your home. Correct tuning and servicing is particularly important during the first year. Manufacturers agree that a piano should be tuned twice a year. You’ll find that as your piano mellows, it will actually improve in performance, as long as it is tuned properly and at regular intervals. Award Piano will be happy to arrange for a qualified tuner-technician to service your instrument on a regular basis.