Category: Piano maintenance


21 h 06 min

Good news! We have received confirmation from the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale du Québec that we are not affected by the new measures that were recently announced. Piano Technique Montréal has been authorized to continue operating through this period. 

We will therefore continue to be able to serve you and help you enjoy playing your piano.

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Of course, we are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our customers and technicians in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. But if you have any special requests concerning your protection, please let us know in advance.

In these times of confinement, you may not wish to have a piano tuner/technician come to your home at the moment.

But ….your pedal is making a noise, a note is sticking and you are playing your piano more than ever.

Would you like to have us take a look at it ? Are you comfortable using your phone for a Zoom call ? Are you willing to get your hands dirty ? We can guide you and help you find the source of the problem and find the solution.

First do no harm“- There are many ways you could worsen things if you are not guided. Here’s a first hint: WD-40 should not be sprayed anywhere near or in a piano.

If you need some tools, specialized lubricant or felt and leather, we can help you buy it.

A wise thing to do, if you are considering buying or acquiring a piano, is for us to take a look at it for you.

For a Zoom consultation, use the “Book Now” button below. (Do not use the top right “Schedule Online” button). Available Mondays and Fridays. 45 $ plus taxes

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Our technician recently made an interesting discovery in a client’s piano bench. He found the maintenance manual provided by Yamaha to buyers of a new acoustic piano.

For its acoustic pianos, Yamaha recommends a minimum of one tuning per year and precise adjustments

Knowing the reputation of Yamaha pianos, we were keen to read it. The manufacturer mentions the need for at least one tuning per year (and even two) and for precise adjustments performed by an expert technician. Such work ensures that the piano continues to perform at its best.

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The booklet also contains a wealth of information about the best location in a room for a piano (right acoustics, the need for ventilation, the required distance from windows and the heating system), and consistent temperature and humidity levels (avoid excessive dryness and humidity).

Would you like to know how to clean your piano’s keyboard? The manufacturer provides clear instructions. It also recommends not placing anything on the instrument (aside from music scores and a metronome, of course!). Finally, Yamaha reminds us how an accumulation of dust can be harmful to the hammers and action.

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So if your piano brings joy to you and your family, and you would like to keep it in good condition for a long time, then this document is for you!





At PIANO TECHNIQUE MONTREAL, our ultimate goal is to improve your piano’s condition to increase your joy of playing. 



“A competent and imaginative tuner who restored my piano’s easiness and helped me regain my self-confidence. I thought I was the one regressing…”

-Richard Blais, on Faceboook

Our most popular services


PAMPER YOUR PIANO : Complete 2 h service (fine-tuning, voicing and regulation and annual humidity control system maintenance): $235 

CLEANING AND TUNINGVacuuming the dust, cleaning the soundboard, cavities and keyboard. Polishing the case and the metal when applicable. Tuning: $340  

APPASSIONATO : Full maintenance, two-technician service: Prices on request


Your piano deserves the best possible service

Our courteous approach and high level of expertise allow us to satisfy the most demanding customers who require the best possible service. Whether your instrument needs tuning, repair or adjustment, you can count on our care and attention to detail, which we invest with professionalism in every aspect of our work.

We’re also happy to put our knowledge, expertise and skills at your service if you’re regarding the acquisition, disposal or evaluation of a piano. Piano Technique Montréal will consider your needs and constraints to help you make the best possible choice.

Testimonials from satisfied clients

“Excellent service! Very professional, explained everything very clearly and did a great job too!”

-Kai Lun Z., 06-25-2018

“I gave my piano a full maintenance and the results are simply divine: its great sound is back and the feel is outstanding! ”

-Phuong M-T, 04-09-2018

“My piano sounds so much better after each of their visit – I highly recommend.”

-Christina P., 04-19-2018

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