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How to care for your piano keys

How to care for your piano keys

Guidelines for cleaning your keys and preventing damage

Yamaha acoustic and digital piano key tops are made of synthetic materials which may react adversely to various cleaning and disinfecting agents. We advise the following practices for cleaning and protecting your keys:

  • Avoid cleaners (both liquid and saturated wipe-type cleaners) that contain harsh
    ingredients including alcohol (isopropyl), chlorine, ethanol, benzene, peroxide and
    salts. These ingredients contribute to discoloration and cracking.
  • If a player uses hand sanitizer that contains any of the above ingredients, please
    make sure their hands are completely dry before touching the keyboard.
  • Using a microfiber cloth dampened with lukearm water, with a small amount of
    dish soap, and wrung out enough that water does not drip on the keys. Wipe down
    the keys in a ‘toward the player’ motion.
  • Finally, using a third, dried microfiber cloth wipe down the keys in a ‘toward the
    player’ motion until all the keys are dry.
  • Keep the key cover closed at all times when the piano is not in use.
  • Cleaning your hands before playing is recommended and will ensure a high level
    of playability through the life of your piano.

Disclaimer: These recommendations do not guarantee disinfection of the keys, and many currently popular disinfectants may damage keytops over time.

Have questions or want to learn more about pianos?

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Service Hours

Monday-Friday: 8am – 6pm

Showroom Hours

Monday: 11am – 8pm
Wednesday: 11am – 8pm
Saturday: 1pm – 5pm
Appointments available other days and times

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12555 W. Wirth Street
Brookfield, WI 53005

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What makes a good piano go out of tune?

What makes a good piano go out of tune?

There are 2 primary things that can cause a good piano to go out of tune.

  1. How it was played. If a piano is played hard where the keys or the hammers all strike the strings harder then normal play that will cause it to go out of tune.
    But more then just playing the piano –
  2. The environment is probably the primary cause of having a good piano go out of tune. A concert instrument illustrates this on a stage. It may need to be tuned twice a day or three times a day. When Dave Hulbert services a very expensive concert brand it will be more out of tune then the same quality, same model in someone’s home that he might only service once a year. That is because the environment changes hourly from stage lights to overhead doors being opened up when it’s hot or cold or the humidity is higher or lower or the piano being moved from one area of the stage to off stage where it might be in a different controlled climate.

Have questions or want to learn more about pianos?

Call 262-202-8250, email us, or stop in our store.

We would love to have you visit soon!

Service Hours

Monday-Friday: 8am – 6pm

Showroom Hours

Monday: 11am – 8pm
Wednesday: 11am – 8pm
Saturday: 1pm – 5pm
Appointments available other days and times

Address

12555 W. Wirth Street
Brookfield, WI 53005

Call

262-202-8250

Contact Dave or Brigitte Hulbert

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