Registered Piano Technician

How long does it take to tune a piano?

It seems that most of the first time residential tunings that I do are with pianos that are way out of wack. Sometimes certain sections are not so bad, but other sections can be very sharp or flat. These pianos … Continue reading

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Minor adjustments with hammers and more

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Having a piano that is in good tune is part of the equation. Getting the hammers evened up tonally is another aspect. A hammer could have moved to one side so that the sound is adversely affected. On a vertical … Continue reading

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To close or not to close your fallboard; that is the question.

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Covering the keys with what is known as the fallboard will protect them from various kinds of damage.  On a recent job I was called out to remove broken glass from the keys of a spinet piano which was caused by … Continue reading

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Dehumidifiers

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I am a certified installer of Dampp-Chaser products for pianos. If you have me install just the dehumidifiers and humidistat, you will notice a big difference in tuning stability. A vertical piano needs just one dehumidifier and one humidistat. Grand … Continue reading

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National Music Camp Concert at the White House 1962

Click on the pic for a larger view. Scroll to the right to see everything. I attended the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan in the Summer of 1962. I was very lucky to be included in a reduced size … Continue reading

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1960’s Wurlitzer Studio Piano

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Back in March 2013 I was servicing a public school piano made in 1969. Wurlitzer made those older studio pianos to last.  I could have just tuned the piano, but I looked at the hammers and saw all that wear.  … Continue reading

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Pianos are percussive

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Everyone knows that pianos have strings and therefore are stringed instruments. In that way a piano is like a violin, viola, cello, string bass or guitar, etc.  All stringed instruments have to be tuned. Pianos are also a percussion instrument since the … Continue reading

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Kids are curious

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I was servicing a Baldwin Studio for a family last week and had to take out some keys to look for a penny. The Mom thought that one had gotten dropped beside or in front of one of the keys. … Continue reading

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Runaway Car

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After leaving a convenience store years ago, I was surprised that my 1991 Trooper was not where I left it.  I looked all around and still didn’t see it until I caught a glimpse of it slowly rolling down the … Continue reading

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Trip the light fantastic

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As I entered the mobile home the second time after getting a voicing tool from my car, I forgot about the inside step.  I had told myself to be aware of that step as I left to get the tool.  … Continue reading

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Yonley's Piano Tuning and Repair
1201 Eastside Dr.
Mesquite , Tx , 75149
972-288-0849