Funny poster on the wall of the head of music at the school I am tuning at. I always read it while I'm tuning his piano as its on the wall in front of me while I tune.
This Petrof upright hadn't had any work carried out on it since it was bought new. The sound was getting a bit harsh and uneven. The owner plays well and also has a small boy who is really coming along with his playing.
First I took the action out and faced the hammers with sandpaper.
Then I took out all the keys.
Lubricated the key bushings and cleaned the Keybed and out the keys back.
Finally I put the action back in the piano and softened and evened the hammers out with my needling tool.
Needless to say the piano sounded great afterwards. With the key bushings now lubricated they should last much longer.
Last of 14 pianos I had to tune in a school in the city this week during their half term break. The last one is this gorgeous Steinway Model D concert grand. It's less than 5 years old. They're over £100k to buy so not many schools can have one!
This past week has been half term for a lot of schools. I have had 14 pianos to tune in a school in the city. It's been a feat to fit it in amongst my other jobs.
Same for next week. 11 pianos in another school half term.