A very memorable example of our piano tuning and service work in Cedar Hill. The details of this piano tuning and service call are published here with the permission of our piano tuning clients.
Case Study – For Melissa in Cedar Hill, it had been a life long to own a piano of her own. She never thought her dream would be realized until one day she learned that her neighbors down the street were moving. They were not able (or willing) to take their older upright piano with them. Melissa was thrilled to learn that her neighbors were not asking anything for their piano–they offered it to Melissa free of charge. But, she had to find a way to move it to her own home.
Her first thought was a piano mover, but due to the piano needing to be out of the house quickly, none were available on such short notice. She enlisted the help of her husband and a couple neighborhood boys. It quickly became evident that moving a piano is not as easy as one might have thought. During the process of moving, two casters and one pedal were broken off. But, once in her home, Melissa tried out the piano. Wow, talk about needing a piano tuning…it was WAY out of tune.
Melissa was nearly in tears when she spoke with us. She felt terrible about the casters and the pedal breaking, and she felt that the way in which she had moved the piano ruined the piano tuning. We discussed replacing casters, pedals, and a piano tuning with Melissa, and she agreed to have us out.
Once in Melissa’s home, we were able to replace the pedals and the casters, as well as provide a piano tuning. The piano was a relatively old upright piano, but in generally pretty good shape. Melissa was pleased with the piano tuning and how much improved the sound of the piano was. We did need to complete two more piano tunings over the next 6 to 8 months to stabilize the piano since it had been so long since the piano had previously been tuned.
We’re always happy to help a piano dream come true!