Dan Alberts Piano Service News

Sticking Piano Keys

Sticking Piano Keys

There are a number of things that can cause a key to stick. In this case, you might notice the hammer alignment. Notice that the first picture depicts very little to no clearance in relationship to the neighboring hammer. As the hammer travels towards the string the...

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Happy 80th Birthday to Tina Turner

Happy 80th Birthday to Tina Turner

Hard to believe that Tina Turner is 80 Years old today. Happy Birthday Tina! Thank you for all of the years that your have entertained us. Wishing you the best this year can give. Photo credit: Tim Zankert via Unsplash

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More than “Just Piano Tuning”

More than “Just Piano Tuning”

Just like an automobile, a house, or a washing machine wear and tear occurs and things break down. When this happens they must be repaired. A good professional service of your piano includes a watchful eye from a technician who wishes to keep your piano going and...

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Veterans Day Program

Veterans Day Program

The McKeesport Music Department has developed a rich history for their Veterans Day Program. Veterans were recently honored on November 11, 2019 at The McKeesport High School. The annual celebration was launched in 2006 under the joint direction of choral director...

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Bench Repair

Bench Repair

A routine piano service should include more than just piano tuning. A good technician will inspect many things on your piano including the bench. When I arrived at this new client's home, the top of the bench had sustained damage from the child rearing days. The top...

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Raising Pitch

Raising Pitch

Should anyone have questions about their pianos, feel free to visit our FAQs page where many insightful facts are being listed. One of the topics posted so far is concerning pitch and whether you should raise it.  Has it been awhile since you have had your piano...

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Piano Day Pittsburgh

Piano Day Pittsburgh

Join us downtown in the cultural district at PPG Place, Market Square, Heinz Hall, and Katz Plaza and experience a full day of music of all genres! FREE and OPEN to the public, as well as family friendly, so make a day of it and get downtown! Bring friends, take...

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Atkins Music 50 Years of Service

Atkins Music 50 Years of Service

 Saturday July 20, 2019 the City of Connellsville honored Atkins Music for 50 years of business in the city. Denise Friel took a position as a clerk just after graduating high school in 1969. She has spent her entire life devoted to promoting the positive benefits of...

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Entertaining Guests

Entertaining Guests

Levi Graft entertains guests at SMH Illustration & Design's ribbon cutting celebration. This is just a small taste of the great music that was played. Thank you Levi!

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Humidity and Your Piano

Humidity and Your Piano

Just a reminder, as spring has arrived and with the warmer weather comes higher humidity levels. Recently, preparing a piano for the upcoming choral concert at McKeesport High School we registered the humidity level at a reading of 64.3%. Ideal temperatures for...

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Easter Video

Easter Video

If you by chance were sad because you missed Levi Graft playing his Easter Greetings for Dan Alberts Piano Service, "Morning Is Broken", weep no longer! We have started a YouTube channel so we can share the beauty with everyone who would like to enjoy. Click on this...

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Piano Technology Lecture at IUP

Piano Technology Lecture at IUP

Dan Alberts and Levi Graft present a lecture on Piano Technology for Dr. Henry Wong Doe and piano majors at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Alberts discussed the basics of Piano Technology and various sizes and models of pianos while Graft demonstrated an...

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Working for and Meeting Artist Jim Brickman

Working for and Meeting Artist Jim Brickman

A benefit of Dan Alberts Piano Service is the pleasure of meeting and working for various artists. Jim Brickman was of no exception. He was great to work for and performed outstanding concerts. His fans loved him!

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Broken Agraffe is Repaired

Broken Agraffe is Repaired

A broken agraffe in need of repair on a Steinway & Sons Model B. More pictures illustrating the condition and the repair below.

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Achieving Concert Level Touch/Feel and Evenness

Achieving Concert Level Touch/Feel and Evenness

From one note to the next, touch/feel and evenness is essential. This regulation of touch weight on a grand action was completed on a Steinway & Sons Model D. With precise and time consuming work, optimal performance was achieved.

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Concert Grand Loses Leg

Concert Grand Loses Leg

This Steinway & Sons Model D Concert Grand piano; valued at $153,000; had a broken leg. Dan Alberts Piano Service was able to repair this beautiful instrument and give it new life.

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Forty-One Years of Service

Forty-One Years of Service

After forty-one years of growing and expanding our services, we proudly have entered into the world of cyberspace. Please feel free to contact us using our CONTACT page. We would love to hear from you!

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