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What Is A Birdcage Piano?

What Is A Birdcage Piano?

It's Not Just For The Birds   Every once and a while I will come across one of these unique instruments. They seem to be a design found mostly in pianos from Great Britain. The technical name for this type of action is an over-damper system. The term birdcage is...

Upright Piano Moving

Upright Piano Moving

Today we did our first upright piano move with the Pianolift, which comes with an attachment that makes moving uprights safe and easy. It looks like a small forklift and is designed to be used with a specialized dolly. The move went perfectly and the customers were...

What Is A Pitch Raise?

What Is A Pitch Raise?

 All About The Piano Pitch Raise If it has been over a year since your piano was last tuned it may require a pitch raise. This procedure may also be called a pitch correction. In general, when pianos are left in disuse and are not serviced regularly the tension in the...

An Educational Resource For Piano Owners

The purpose of this blog is to help piano owners better understand how to care for their pianos. My hope is that not only will this information help preserve the condition of your piano but also that it will help the reader better understand how their piano works and to appreciate the fascinating and genious design of the modern piano.

I will make every effort to continue adding content to this page that I think may be useful for piano owners. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or suggestions that you may have and thank you for reading.

Kind Regards,

Lucas Heuer, RPT And Jonathan Welch

Stairway Pianos