Your piano is an investment in your future. It can bring you and your family a lifetime of music, adding immeasurable joy and beauty to your home. As you might expect with any investment of this size, a piano requires periodic servicing to provide good performance year after year. Regular servicing by a qualified technician will preserve your instrument and help you avoid costly repairs in the future.
A typical piano contains over 5,000 moving parts. Because many of these parts are wood and felt, it is subject to change with climatic conditions. Humidity fluctuations cause the soundboard and other parts to swell and contract, affecting tone, pitch and touch. Your piano will perform best under consistent conditions, optimally at a temperature of 68 F and 42 % relative humidity. Often I recommend a humidity control system designed and built specifically for pianos.
While pianos generally fall into vertical and grand model categories, each manufacturer selects its own materials and utilizes its own unique scale and furniture design. Every piano requires a different level of maintenance, depending on the quality of the piano, its surrounding environment, and the level of use. I can provide you with specific service recommendations to provide the best care for your instrument.
"David Weiss is fantastic! When we were looking to purchase a piano in the fall of 2009, I reached out to my boys' music teacher at their school, and she recommended David Weiss. After David inspected a number of pianos at Charlottesville Piano and walked us through each one, he recommended a Kawai that we still love to this day. Since the purchase, David has been our piano tuner and tunes our piano every 6 months. He also installed a humidity control system to help maintain the integrity of the piano. David is very professional and highly skilled, arriving to every appointment on time. There have been times, due to my work schedule, where I've had to leave a key for him to enter our home for the piano tuning; I have trusted David and felt very comfortable letting him tune with no one home. I would recommend David enthusiastically to anyone searching for a piano tuner or a consultant in making the investment of a piano purchase."