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History of Kawai Piano

By | January 10th, 2018|Kawai Piano, Piano Technician San Francisco Bay Area|

History of Kawai Piano The second largest piano maker in the world, Kawai Musical Instrument Research Laboratory was founded by Kiochi Kawai in 1927. Kiochi Kawai, began his career as an engineer and designer of Yamaha pianos. When Yamaha went public Kawai left Yamaha to start his own company. For more than 80 years, Kawai [...]

Bartolomeo Cristofori and the First Pianofortes

By | September 27th, 2017|Piano Repair Service, Piano Technician San Francisco Bay Area|

An Italian harpsichord marker, Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori was born on May 4, 1665, in the Republic of Venice. Cristofori earned fame, but not fortune, as the inventor of the piano, which was originally referred to as “ravicembalo col piano e forte,” which means a harpsichord that plays soft and loud. It was the inability [...]

Acoustic Pianos Versus Electronic Keyboards

By | September 4th, 2017|Piano Selection & Consultation, Piano Technician San Francisco Bay Area|

Weighing the pros and cons is helpful when choosing a musical instrument. There are many factors to take into consideration, such as cost, maintenance, size, and life span. When deciding whether to purchase an acoustic piano or an electronic (digital) piano, there are also other significant factors that should not be overlooked. While an electronic [...]

The History of the Piano

By | July 12th, 2017|Piano Repair Service, Piano Technician San Francisco Bay Area|

Whether it sits in a concert hall where Bach and Beethoven’s masterpieces are skillfully mastered or a living room where beginners learn to play their first song, the piano we enjoy today would not be possible without the harpsichord. It was 1709 when Italian harpsichord maker Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori began the process of inventing [...]

Piano Restoration

By | June 28th, 2017|Piano Repair Service, Piano Restoration, Piano Technician San Francisco Bay Area|

As an investment, pianos are built to last—sometimes for generations. Like any other piece of fine furniture, a piano will age over time. It can suffer damage from moving, spills, neglect, accidents, and normal wear and tear. Aging and other elements can affect the beauty, sound, and quality of your instrument’s exterior, as well as [...]

Improving Tone By Hammer Reshaping

By | June 15th, 2017|Piano Repair Service, Piano Technician San Francisco Bay Area, Tuning Hammer|

The sound created by the piano would not be possible without the hammers. Piano hammers are engineered to meet stringent requirements, and their density, weight, shape, and texture are vital to producing a good tone. Over time, though, these hammers lose the shape that is critical to good tone. When that happens, the hammer must [...]

Humidity and Your Piano’s Health

By | May 10th, 2017|Piano Humidity, Piano Technician San Francisco Bay Area|

Humidity can wreak havoc in our homes and in the air we breathe. When it comes to humidity, consider your piano to be a living instrument. Its wood and many parts also breathe in moisture, and high levels of humidity can affect your piano’s wood and many other components, as well as its tone, pitch, [...]

Piano Selection

By | February 21st, 2017|Piano Selection & Consultation, Piano Technician San Francisco Bay Area|

Many people buy a piano according to the player’s abilities. However, they should be placing their focus on the piano’s abilities. More important than a player’s abilities is whether the piano will enable a student to develop a good technique and inspire him to play better and more often. A piano should always be considered [...]

Why Does a Piano Need to be Tuned After Being Moved?

By | January 4th, 2017|Piano Technician San Francisco Bay Area, Piano Tuning|

Moving your piano from one room to another, one home to another, or across the country will affect its sound and performance. A piano needs to be tuned after being moved to make necessary adjustments due to changes in climate and humidity, different or uneven floor levels, and handling issues that may cause it go [...]

How Often Should I Tune and Service My Piano?

By | November 9th, 2016|Piano Repair Service, Piano Technician San Francisco Bay Area, Piano Tuning|

Professionally servicing and tuning your piano will not only provide you with the best and highest-quality sound, but it will also protect your piano, extend its life, and prevent costly repairs in the future. How often you should tune and service your piano depends on many factors, including your piano’s and its sensitivity to the [...]

Expert Piano Tuner Burlingame

By | July 13th, 2015|Piano Technician San Francisco Bay Area, Piano Tuning|

Expert Piano Tuner Burlingame and Surrounding Area.  Robert's Piano Service provides professional, high-quality piano tuning and repair services to the San Francisco Peninsula.  All Makes and Models Serviced including Steinway & Sons, Kawai, Shigeru Kawai, C. Bechstein, Yamaha, Bosendorfer, Bluthner, Seiler, Mason & Hamlin, and Charles Walter Pianos. Visit Carnes Piano Company, Yamaha Peninsula Piano, [...]