Answers to Your Questions
Get answers to common questions about pianos.
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
How Often Should I Get My Piano Tuned?
As a piano owner, you may be wondering how often you should have your piano tuned. The answer is that for optimal performance, we recommend tuning your piano every 6 months. Factors Affecting Piano Tuning Frequency Pianos are delicate instruments influenced by temperature shifts, humidity, and other environmental aspects. These variations can lead to the…Read More
What is Stretch Tuning?
As a piano tuning company, we often get asked about the different types of tuning methods. One method that you may have heard of is “stretch tuning.” But what exactly is stretch tuning? The Basics of Stretch Tuning Stretch tuning is a technique used to tune a piano so that it is in tune with…Read More
What Kinds of Pianos do You Service?
At Clare’s Player Pianos, we service all types of pianos, including grand pianos, upright pianos, player pianos, and spinets. Servicing Grand Pianos Grand pianos are known for their beautiful, rich sound and elegant appearance. Grand pianos are the biggest and costliest kind of piano, needing particular attention and skill for tuning and upkeep. Our team…Read More
What Services Does Clare’s Player Pianos Offer?
Here at Clare’s Player Pianos, we take great pride in the services we offer to our customers. Our piano tuning services ensure that your piano sounds beautiful and stays in tune for months on end. We also offer basic repairs to keep your piano in top condition, as well as cabinet refinishing and restoration services…Read More