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Hi guys!
How do you keep your pianos in tune in this global pandemic? Do you still call a tuner inspite of risk (covid19) associated with it? How are you dealing with tunings? Any insights will be helpful.
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Given the non-zero risk of contracting covid from a piano tuner and the need for multiple tunings you ought to consider tuning your own piano.


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Having a happy piano at home has helped make the last year+ much better. Both my piano tuner and I are fully vaccinated and take other precautions when out and about (mask, limit exposure to crowds or strangers, avoid crowds of strangers, etc.).

Before vaccines were available, I didn't tune the piano as often. During the technician's one visit, we wore masks, and I ran a HEPA filter and stayed at the other end of the house most of the time he was there. Opened my windows before and after his visit. So far so good.


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I think I need go buy a HEPA filter fit my pisno room.
I would feel a lot more secure even though I am fully vaccinated

Pre-Covid, I tuned my piano every three months. I have not tuned it since then

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I tried to entice my tech to visit by offering some treats make with Ivermectin horse paste I got at Tractor Supply, but he still refused. wink

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Originally Posted by dogperson
I think I need go buy a HEPA filter fit my pisno room.
I would feel a lot more secure even though I am fully vaccinated

Pre-Covid, I tuned my piano every three months. I have not tuned it since then

Dogperson, these reasonable steps add together for greater safety: if you and tuner are both fully vaccinated and wear masks, and you use a HEPA filter ($100-150 on Amazon last time I looked) and/or air out the room afterwards. If your tuner refuses to mask or refuses to confirm s/he is fully vaccinated, find another technician who will. How wonderful to have your piano back up to your usual standards!


I wish I lived in a big enough place for house concerts (featuring someone else playing) on "Serena," my Estonia L168. I may have to move! Meanwhile I recently acquired a Kawai ES110 for late-night practice sessions.
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Originally Posted by Qwerty53
Having a happy piano at home has helped make the last year+ much better. Both my piano tuner and I are fully vaccinated and take other precautions when out and about (mask, limit exposure to crowds or strangers, avoid crowds of strangers, etc.).

Before vaccines were available, I didn't tune the piano as often. During the technician's one visit, we wore masks, and I ran a HEPA filter and stayed at the other end of the house most of the time he was there. Opened my windows before and after his visit. So far so good.
This is what I had as solution.

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Thanks everyone.

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I knew that this is an old thread but I would like to share more on disinfection of keyboard and piano surfaces just in case any of us is interested in. Because we can not use qualified disinfectants such as alcohol 70% (it will damage keyboard and piano finishes and I tested in a tiny area of my piano already), I purchased a UV light and turn it on in front of my piano after tuner leaving (with fall board opening and closing, with lid opening and closing). KEY NOTE: please leave and lock the room before UV light works because UV ray is extremely harmful.


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Originally Posted by VinV
I knew that this is an old thread but I would like to share more on disinfection of keyboard and piano surfaces just in case any of us is interested in. Because we can not use qualified disinfectants such as alcohol 70% (it will damage keyboard and piano finishes and I tested in a tiny area of my piano already), I purchased a UV light and turn it on in front of my piano after tuner leaving (with fall board opening and closing, with lid opening and closing). KEY NOTE: please leave and lock the room before UV light works because UV ray is extremely harmful.

To effectively kill viruses, UV-C light must be emitted in a range of 200 to 280 nanometers


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