FAQ: What is Voicing?

What is Piano Voicing? Over time the hammers (the little felt drum thingys that hit the strings) become flat and hard. This creates at bright, brassy tone which can make it difficult to play expressively. Sometimes hammers have to be replaced, but oftentimes they can simply be filed to achieve their original shape. Then a…

FAQ: What is Regulation?

If you’re like a lot of piano owners, you’ve been playing your piano a lot more lately. It’s possible you’ve noticed your piano doesn’t “feel” like it’s playing as well as usual. It’s possible that your piano may need regulation. How can you tell if your piano needs regulation? If the keys don’t feel as…

FAQ: How Do I Clean My Piano?

General Recommendations Generally speaking, a soft disposable towel, using warm water and hand/dish soap is safe to use on virtually every finish, key, and case part. Always follow up with a dry soft disposable towel to dry any standing liquid.   Cleaning pianos is a gentle process not a scrubbing process. Pressing hard or vigorous scrubbing may…

Our Piano Story

The Piano Story of Duncan & Gina Peterson My wife, Gina, purchased a new Yamaha M450 upright piano in April 2004 from Keith Jorgensen’s Music in Orem, UT. She was then a single masters-degree-holding working woman. I happened to be working for that store during this period of time, so I was sent out to…