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Piano Tuning FAQs at Paul Whitson Musical Instruction

Westminster, Maryland – Piano tuning in Westminster, MD, or in any other area for that matter, is no easy task. The piano itself is already too delicate and needs meticulous work up keeping as well. Thus, it is essential to entrust this job only to a professional piano tuner like Paul Whitson. If this is your first time or you are not that aware of the basics of piano tuning, here is a quick list of questions and answers to help you out:

  • How often should I get my piano tuned?

    Each piano is different and thus, has different tuning needs as well. But for starters, new pianos have to be tuned four times in the first year and around twice on the following years. At the minimum, you should get your piano tuned at least once a year.

    Moreover, the purpose of why you have and play a piano is another factor that influences how often you should get a piano tuning. For instance, a teacher or musician’s piano should be tuned every 6 months to ensure that it always sounds good. The same thing goes as well if you are learning to play the piano, so that your ear can be properly trained in the process.

  • What causes my piano to go out of tune?

    Most of the times, changes in the temperature and humidity causes a piano to go out of tune. Other instances such as structural problems and poor tuning may also be the reasons why. Moreover, in contrast to popular opinion, the frequency of use rarely has an effect on your piano’s tuning, unless you play extraordinarily hard. 

  • Will my piano get damaged if I leave it very far out of tune?

    Leaving your piano out of tune for a long time is not good for it, of course, but it can still be repaired. The tuning process will just be more difficult to accomplish, often needing multiple tunings to be able to reach stability and hold its tuning better.

  • How do I maintain my piano?

    The exterior of your piano does not really need much maintenance work. You can just grab a slightly damp soft cloth or microfiber towel to wipe dirt and dust from the surface and its keys. For the inner workings, regular check-ups, maintenance work, and necessary repairs will lengthen its lifespan and ensure that your piano is working at its best.

  • What can I do to protect my piano?

    For its exterior, never use any commercial furniture polishes since its silicon content may harm the original gloss finish of your piano. You should also avoid placing wet objects or any water vases on or near your piano. Moreover, since changes in temperature and humidity is your piano’s greatest enemy, make sure that you place your instrument in a shaded area of your home. It is also highly recommended to lower the lid or put it down when the piano is not in use. This way, you can protect the strings and soundboard from corrosion and dust. Climate control systems and covers can also be installed for a more complete protection.

Understanding the importance of regular piano tuning in Westminster, MD with the hands of skilled tuners like Paul Whitson himself, will help you take care of your piano well. 

When it comes to piano tuning, Paul Whitson provides excellent piano tuning services as well as music and voice lessons, affordable in-home instructions, and light instrument repairs. Working with this spectacular piano tuner and music teacher guarantees you the best possible work there is. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Paul Whitson can surely handle any of your piano tuning needs and music instruction.

Paul Whitson also offers discounts for his multi piano tuning services and student lessons. So if you know someone else who may be in need of top-notch piano tuning and music lessons, team up and have Paul Whitson do his magic. You will not only have the best tuning and musical instruction, but you will also enjoy both with more affordable rates.

If you are interested of availing his services, never hesitate to contact him at 410-916-3645 or You can also reach him through his contact us page and know more information on his website at