Black Friday Player Installation Deal

Available in November 2023 only: 20% off our player piano conversion + bonus library with 7000 songs If you’ve wanted to turn your regular piano into a player piano, there’s no better time than now! During the month of November, we are offering a 20% discount on our installation of the Certified QRS PNOmation system. …

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What Are Common Player Piano Problems?

Player piano repair

Here at Clare’s Player Pianos, we’ve seen all sorts of issues with player pianos over the years. In this article, we’ll talk about common issues with player pianos and the repairs they require. Common player piano problems include damaged or dirty piano rolls, air leaks, malfunctioning valves, loose or broken wires, and poorly maintained mechanisms.…

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What’s Included in a Spinet Piano Tuning?

We specialize in a process known as “stretch tuning” for spinet pianos. It sounds like an exercise regimen for your piano, doesn’t it? Nevertheless, it’s not about literally stretching the piano, but instead precisely adjusting each note so your piano delivers its optimal sound. What is Stretch Tuning? To give you a simple analogy, imagine…

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What’s Included in a Player Piano Tuning?

Player piano tuning

We specialize in something known as “stretch tuning” for player pianos. Sounds like a fitness routine for your piano, doesn’t it? However, it’s not about literally stretching the piano, but instead meticulously adjusting each note so your piano delivers the optimal sound. What is a Stretch Tuning? To explain it simply, think of being on…

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What’s Included in an Upright Piano Tuning?

We specialize in something known as “stretch tuning” for upright pianos. Sounds like a fitness regimen for your piano, doesn’t it? However, it’s not about literally stretching the piano, but instead finely adjusting each note so your piano delivers the best sound. What is Stretch Tuning? To put it simply, imagine being on a seesaw…

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Can You Add a Player to My Current Piano?

If you’ve always wanted a player piano but didn’t want to give up your cherished instrument, we have great news! With the QRS PNOmation system, you can convert your piano into a player piano without losing its unique character and sound. What’s a Player Piano? Which kinds of pianos can be upgraded? At Clare’s Player…

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What is a Player Piano?

Welcome to Clare’s Player Pianos! Today, we’ll discuss an intriguing type of piano: the player piano. The Original Automatic Piano A player piano, also known as a pianola, is an automatic piano that doesn’t require a pianist. It’s designed to read paper rolls with perforations representing musical notes. As the paper roll moves through the…

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What Makes a Piano Go Out of Tune?

As a piano owner, you might have observed that your piano gradually loses its tuning. This happens because pianos are delicate instruments affected by various factors that make the strings expand or shrink. In this article, we’ll discuss the reasons behind your piano going out of tune. How Temperature and Humidity Affects Tuning Firstly, temperature…

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What’s Included in a Grand Piano Tuning?

We specialize in something called “stretch tuning” for grand pianos. Sounds like a workout for your piano, right? Well, it’s not about stretching the piano itself, but rather fine-tuning each note so your piano sounds its best. What is stretch tuning? Here’s a simple explanation. Imagine you’re on a see-saw with a friend. To have…

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