Piano tuning repairs regulation voicing in Kitchener-Waterloo Cambridge, Guelph & Stratford
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Louise the Piano Lady

Serving Central and South-Western Ontario

Louise McGroarty Piano Services has been in business since 1994. We provide a full range of services to individuals and businesses that require service for their pianos. We specialize in tuning, in-home repairs, voicing, regulation, piano humidity control systems, replacement wheels and casters, key recovering and appraisals for sale or for insurance purposes.

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What is the best way to clean the keys on our piano?
by: Louise Martin | Thu. Mar. 5, 2020
Grubby in Ayr wrote: "What is the best way to clean the keys on our piano?" Dear G in A: The first thing you need to determine is whether your keys are ivory or plastic. If you are unsure, your piano technician should be able to help you. Regardless of whether the keys are ivory or plastic, please refrain from spraying anything directly onto the keys.  Read more >>
How often should I tune my piano?
by: Louise Martin | Mon. Jan. 27, 2020
Dear Piano Lady — how often should I tune my piano?  Out of tune in New Hamburg Dear Out of Tune: The answer is once a year is good; twice a year is better.  The piano is, in a way, a “living” thing.  It reacts to changing relative humidity conditions and temperature fluctuations.  A much more experienced technician answered this question, rather glibly — “daily”.   Read more >>
What should I use to polish my piano and what can I do to hide scratches?
by: Louise Martin | Mon. Jan. 27, 2020
Mary A. wrote: "I usually use regular furniture polish to shine up my piano. Is that doing any thing bad to it? And is there anything I can do to make the scratches less noticeable?" Dear Mary A: Using a good quality furniture polish to shine up your piano will not affect the sound of your piano. Unlike violins, violas, cellos and double basses, the finish on the case of a piano imparts no acoustic properties.  Read more >>

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