Black Forest Piano Tuning & Repair
Professional piano tuning, repair & refurbishing. Covering El Paso, Douglas and Elbert counties.
Piano Care Brochures
How often should my piano be serviced?
The special care and maintenance of the teaching piano
How should I take care of my piano?
Basic Rules of Piano Care
Tips on Buying a Piano
Cutaway view of grand piano
Picture of well-shaped piano hammer
Picture of worn piano hammer
Piano Care Bulletins
Definitions of Rebuilding & Reconditioning
Voicing (Tone Regulation)
Broken Plate! Who is Responsible?
The Plate is the cast iron frame of the piano (some people call it the "harp"). A broken plate is extremely rare but
for the piano. This article discusses this issue and has a link to a reprint of a whole Piano Technicians Journal issue about the piano plate.
View a YouTube video
from the Science Channel that shows how a Mason & Hamlin piano is built.