1. Why should I tune my piano?
Pianos are mechanical instruments and just like any car that needs it's oil changed to keep running well, so do pianos. Tuning a piano is like getting the oil changed in your car because it help keeps the piano in good working condition.
2. How often should I tune my piano?
Piano tunings are most affected by temperature and humidity changes. Here in the Pacific Northwest, I recommend tuning your piano once a year.
3. What's a Pitch Raise?
It's bringing a piano that is very flat due to not being tuned regularly back up to pitch. The reason it's "special" is because a tuner has to work extra hard to get all 220+ strings with 18 tons of tension on an overly flat piano to stay where they need to be.
4. Why does my piano go out of tune?
Your piano is mostly wood which swells when it's humid, which increases the tension and can make the piano go sharp; but when it's dry, it shrinks and can make the piano go flat. Unless you live in a world where the humidity is always exactly the same, it will go out of tune. Also, due to the tension the metal wire/strings are under over time, they stretch and the piano goes flat.
5. Why should I own a piano?
It's my opinion that the piano is one of the best instruments to learn as you learn to read both the treble cleff and bass cleff which can transfer over to almost any instrument in the world. It's also a great solo instrument that can fill a room by itself. Plus, where ever you go, there's usually a piano around that you can tickle the ivories on.
6. What's the best piano brand?
There are expensive pianos and cheap pianos and the best brand is the one that you makes you happy when you play it.
7. Why Music Matters?
Music is a language that everyone around the world can understand. You may not like how it sounds but it's one way to connect with others when you don't speak the language.