Steinway Grand Piano Servicing & Fund Raising

Following a diagnostic visit from Steinway & Sons in Autumn 2108, we arranged for our lovely Steinway Grand Piano to be serviced from 26th - 28th March 2019. This essential maintenance has now brought it back to peak condition - essential for the world-class artists we welcome on a regular basis to the New Walk Museum.

We are very grateful that the Leicestershire Museums Service was prepared to share the cost of this work, but we still need to raise £1400 over the next twelve months. Donations to support our mission to bring the very best Chamber Music to Leicester would be very gratefully received.

GoFundMe Appeal CLICK HERE

DAY ONE: Keyboard taken out of the instrument.

DAY ONE: Keyboard taken out of the instrument.

DAY ONE: Old strings being removed.

DAY ONE: Old strings being removed.

DAY TWO: Keys being removed in blocks.

DAY TWO: Keys being removed in blocks.

DAY TWO: A quick iron to melt the key bushing glue.

DAY TWO: A quick iron to melt the key bushing glue.

DAY TWO: The old and worn key bushings are tweaked out.

DAY TWO: The old and worn key bushings are tweaked out.

DAY TWO: New key bushings are cut from felt, glued in place and held in position by sizing cauls.

DAY TWO: New key bushings are cut from felt, glued in place and held in position by sizing cauls.

DAY TWO: Each hammer is smoothed and re-shaped with very fine sandpaper.

DAY TWO: Each hammer is smoothed and re-shaped with very fine sandpaper.

DAY THREE: Slow and painstaking work to adjust the action in relation to the strings. The new work has made everything more precise and improved the touch. The second job is to tune the piano for the first time - this will need to be repeated until the new strings settle.