How to Care and Maintain the Health of your Maine Piano

Preventing damage is still best for your piano. You should learn how to detect interior and exterior damage in your piano so that you will not have problems with it in the near future. It is even recommended that you learn how to tune and clean your piano and its keys.

Cleaning your piano is like cleaning your own kitchen table. You should clean both the exterior and the interior. For starters, polishing it with a lacquer piano or polishing it with a polymer is perfect. By tuning the piano keys regularly, you can rest assured that they will always be in constant contact with your fingers. By simply tuning your piano, you can extend the service life of your piano and all of its parts.

Tips in Tuning Your Maine Piano

Leave the Key lid Closed on Your Piano – it is a good habit to keep your piano closed when not in use because the dust and air particles can build into a sticky mess between your piano keys it will cause a mobility issues but if the lid remain closed for too long the mold growth will occur inside your piano and it will not keep the care of the Maine Piano Tuning.

No Drinks at the Piano – if you want your Piano at its best all the time, keep your drinks away from it because if the liquid seeps between the piano keys and reach the interiors, it will cause major damage that will cost expensive repair. You should contact a piano technician right away. Never attempt to remove any of the keys and/or fix the problem by yourself.

These tips are the best means in keeping your piano at its best condition all the times. But in case of problems, contact the Maine piano tuner fast.

The cities Steve Cates does piano repair in includes Waterville, Augusta, Bangor and Portland. Please contact him if you have questions.

Service Price
Hourly standard charge $100 first hour/ $80/hr for second hour + parts
Grand hammer shaping, complete regulation and tone building process for pianos that had not had the strings previously 'bedded' $2700
Restringing $1500 to $2000 depending on size
Standard Tuning (and minor work) $120 to $160
Move pianos in and out of state Contact For Price
Major Pitch Adjustment $40
Complete action regulation $240
Full disassembly and cleaning $80
Appraisals $80
Evaluations $80

  • Stephen C. Cates
  • Independent Steinway Factory-Trained Piano Technician
  • Trained by Scott Jones
  • By invitation of Michael Moore
  • iPh 207-944-3096
  • secates@fairpoint.net

We Strive   For High Quality Work!

Steve Cates has been tuning and moving piano's for the last 35 years in the state of Maine. He is a Steinway Factory-Trained Technician. He is well recommended by many past and present clients. He is covered with business insurance.