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Jens Witter (PhD) tuned the pianos for the German Central Broadcasting Station in Leipzig. He also tuned for the Royal Courts, for His Majesty Prinz Phillip Konstantin zu Hohenlohe Schillingsfuerst. He restored and tunes the White House piano from President Calvin Coolidge...

...and is thrilled to tune and repair YOUR piano, too!

Three most common reasons why your piano key is sticking

FOREIGN OBJECTS BETWEEN THE KEYS

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There could be foreign objects between or under the keys that are easily removed, like paperclips, hair clips, pencils, coins, etc.

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KEY SLIP IS TOO TIGHT

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The key slip (the long piece of wood right in front and below the keys) is too tight.
This problem can be solved easily as well by putting some dense cardboard between the key slip and the key frame.

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-TIGHT BUSHINGS OR EXPANDED WOOD

Hidden from the player's eyes are two holes in every single piano key through which metal pins run to hold the key in place as it goes through its vertical motion. Attached to the sides of these holes is felt, which are also called bushings. By using a special tool, made for that sole purpose, it compresses the felt which solves this problem.
Expanded or swollen wood on the bottom of the key in the balance rail pin can also cause the piano key to stick. Here as well, the wood can be carefully compressed with a special tool that will get the key back to its proper fuctionality.
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In most cases, it requires just a few simple steps and everything is back to its original working condition. If you ever see a screw driver being used, other than to loosen a screw, for any of the previously stated scenarios where a special tool is required, you have a legitimate reason to freak out!
And of course, one can make a mountain out of a molehill and charge you an arm and a leg for these simple repairs!
I have 35+ years of experience in tuning and repairing pianos, including total restorations on pianos and pianofortes with cutting edge procedures. Please feel free to check out my other websites "tuning.piano24.net" and "restoration.piano24.net"
I will be fast, efficient, and fair and it requires knowledge, skills, attention to details, and passion to extract the very best from every piano.

I am proud to be a master piano maker with German diplomas and feel very privileged to serve you!

If I would be born a second time, I would be a piano builder again!

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