…we had an event hosted by ASCAP last week and ….. was there. He’s been the pianist doing a completely new and massive piano sample library for Kurzweil. He said he’s played some of the best Steinway pianos on the planet and felt ours on par with any of those. He was drooling over the action and voicing you did. So I thought you’d appreciate that.A.Koss
Keep in mind that before regulation a reconditioning is usually performed
Popular Science calls the the piano “one of the most complicated handmade machines ever built.” There are as many as 12,000 parts in your piano. Incredible, right. These parts need periodic adjustment to work at their peak level. This is called regulation. Regulation is primarily a science, with specifications adhered to. But the art of the matter, if you’ll permit, comes from decades of being at a piano as a technician and a pianist. As a pianist, I have an acute awareness of touch weight and tone; and take pride as a technician in bringing your instrument to its most sonorous and well-regulated ability.
Careful regulation of your piano will result in better geometry between the parts and better playing follows. You understand, regulation increases dynamic control and range, makes the piano play more evenly, and allows you to focus on making music instead of the piano’s faults and irregularities. Regulation allows your piano to be the best instrument that it can be.
Often, dramatic improvements of a piano’s performance can be made by performing a partial regulation, addressing those issues that are farthest out of adjustment or that will make the most dramatic difference for the cost.
A full regulation includes insuring the piano is repaired to showroom specifications and sometimes means repairs. For example common repairs are needed when your keys wiggling from side to side, or back to front. If they are, and most pianos are, then you would likely need a new key bushings. Do you hear clicking noises? Could be for a variety of reasons. Are your keys uneven, or just seem to low? If so, your pianos needs to be attended to.
Even small proper, careful adjustment of your instrument enhances your experience with your instrument and the enjoyment of those who hear it played.
Teachers and parents must keep in mind that playing on an unregulated piano – and all pianos become out of regulation at some point – can result in injury to children’s muscles and ligaments of the wrist, arm, shoulder and hand. Likewise for adults. If you think your piano might need regulation contact me for a free evaluation.
Thanks again for the great job you did for our Baldwin.C. J. - Manhattan
Where did you find Angela?! She completely took care of the sticking notes and bobbling hammers. I asked her to tune it as well while she was here….and a great tuning.Paul. W - Morningside Heights
Thanks again for the great job you did for our Baldwin.S. Ross - Midtown, NYC