Author Archives: Joe Tom

Humidity Swings and Your Piano

I’ve briefly touched on this topic before in a previous post, but perhaps it is time to revisit how humidity affects the tuning of your piano.  This has been a hot topic in piano tuning circles lately on one of … Continue reading

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Moving Time

After being in the same house for almost 30 years, my wife and I decided it was time.  Our kids are grown and moved out, living their own lives, starting their own families, so we started looking for a new … Continue reading

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Happy New Ears!

Yep, you read the title right.  Since this is the start of a New Year, I thought it appropriate to talk about a new era of hearing for me.  I’m a little hesitant to tell you that my natural hearing … Continue reading

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Updating Your Old Piano

You’ve had this piano for quite a while.  Maybe you inherited the piano from your Grandmother who used to teach piano lessons on it, or from a friend who was moving and couldn’t take the piano with them.  All the … Continue reading

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The Best Piano Story I Ever Heard

A few years ago, I was asked to be the MC at the PTG (Piano Technicians Guild) Regional Seminar Awards Banquet.  This is an annual 3 day event for piano technicians that features continuing education in all things relating to … Continue reading

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How Often Should I Tune My Piano?

Probably the most frequent question I get from folks is “how often should I tune my piano?”  My answer is always “it depends!”.  I suppose that this is not the answer most folks want to hear, but there are so … Continue reading

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