How to Properly Take Care of an Upright Piano
Musical instruments are known for the joy and beauty they provide, both through appearance and sound. It's a challenge to not be excited when you see an instrument because you are expecting something magical to happen next. A piano is potentially the most reaction-garnering out of these, and in most musically inclined homes, you will find a vertical piano. As with any investment, it will require servicing, however, to ensure that it can still produce beautiful music and remain a joy to learn on and play.

An upright piano blends buckskin, metal, wood, and wool into its thousands of interior components. This isn't even to discuss whatever material your keys happen to be made of. It is this blend that produces the kind of sound, not even electronic programs can approximate closely enough to replace it. 

Routine polishing of your upright piano's wood exterior to keep dust away is a good place to start. Keeping food and drink away is next. Dust is particularly awful for pianos, so if your vertical piano has a key lid, or the ability to have its top lid propped open, be sure these are closed when the instrument isn’t in use.

You'll want to find and keep on hand a quality piano maintenance person. They will be knowledgeable about the thousands of parts inside your piano and can help quickly diagnose when one is malfunctioning. With much use, your piano will require regular servicing and maintenance, just like a daily driven vehicle would. Things such as voicing, broken strings, worn hammers, and pitch are all signs to look for when caring for an upright piano.