How to prevent moths in your piano

It's incredibly important to tune your piano regularly. If your piano is not being played, then we'd recommend not leaving if for any more than 2 years. On a recent tuning trip, I was asked to tune a 12 year old piano. I had previously been tuning it quite frequently - but changes in the family meant that it wasn't being used as often, so now I head out there every 2 years! While tuning the piano, I noticed in the break of the keys, a moth hole. It was located in the back touch felt.     ...

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What is Pianomation?

Pianomation is a device that will play a piano the way a professional pianist will play and can be fitted to your piano so you can have the piano playing while you do your jobs around the house. You can have guests for dinner and you can have dinner music play straight from your own piano with the keys going up and down as well. Remember the old pianola piano that you put a paper roll into and the piano would play it self with you peddling. Pianomation is the modern form of the pianola! Why not just put on...

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Story & Clark SALE

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.   You have received this email because you have been in contact with Piano Magic in the past. We do not normally do spam emails. This in an opportunity I would like to give my customers as a loyalty gift. We have been lucky enough to bulk purchase a warehouse of Upright and Grand pianos from Melbourne. All in stock now. Some of these pianos have transport marks and so are heavily discounted. Some are still in their box. Some have Pianomation (auto play sys...

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Tips for cleaning your piano

There are 3 types of Polish on pianos When considering cleaning your piano, it's important to note the type of polish it is finished with. Using incorrect products on surfaces can lead to severe damage. There are three kinds of polishes, high gloss, french polish and spirit lacquer. High gloss finish pianos Modern pianos with a high gloss finish have what is called a 2 pack finish. This is like a thick plastic finish. To clean hi gloss finishes like this you can use a clean moist shammy. This is good where there...

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How do I take my piano apart?

  From time to time I have people calling me from regional areas with problems with their pianos. I am always able to help over the phone, and even via Face time! But sometimes it can be hard for people to visualise the parts of the piano. This blog aims to teach you how to pull your piano apart to do tests, as well as then put it back together safely.   Names of piano parts The very top of the piano is the Top Lid The next front panel is called the Top Door Moving down, we have the Holl...

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How to protect your piano in the hot weather

No matter how old your piano is, dry weather is not good for it. Pianos are designed to have 35 to 50 % humidity. Heat is also not good but the low humidity will do more damage. Situation 1: You're going away for the holidays It's the holiday season, you're booked to go away and the air conditioning will be turned off while you're gone. You weren’t expecting so much hot weather and you're wondering how you can save your piano. For many years now I have been tuning pianos in dry country areas. My first and...

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