Staffordshire England

Staffordshire

Browse Locations England » Staffordshire


Search within these results:

Results

Mr C Melloy FABPT, Dip AEWVH, C&GLI MPTA,


Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7BS
England

Piano Tuning in Homes, Schools, Theatres and Concerts Venues in Staffordshire

Hot

Beata Music Tuition


Lichfield, Staffordshire ST14 5LL
England

I give piano and violin lessons for adults and children on both beginner and advanced levels. I enjoy teaching adults because it is their choice to ...

Sarah Lloyd Music

Walnut Walk
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 8FA
England

I am a friendly, approachable individual with a simple aim...to allow all ages to enjoy music.

Hot

Alive Network

Silk Mill Studios
Princess Street
Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 1DD
England

Alive Network is the UK's leading supplier of live music and entertainment to weddings, private parties and corporate events. AliveNetwork.com is home...

Caroline Hogarth


Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 0HP
England

I believe in teaching a solid foundation in good technique whilst studying a variety of musical styles - classical, jazz and pop/rock - to suit the ...

Piano World

Knightley Farm Workshop
Callingwood
Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire DE13 9PU
England

We have one of the UK's largest selection of upright and grand pianos by Yamaha. Japanese pianos make an excellent investment due to their very high ...

Karen Daniels - Professional Pianist

80 Sutherland Crescent
Blythe Bridge
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST119JU
England

I'm a piano teacher and pianist based in Stoke on Trent, I've been teaching for just over 20 years now and have my own private studio at home.

Featured Listings




Did You Know Piano Facts



French Polishing and Pianos
French polishing is a wood finishing technique used on pianos that result in a very high gloss finish, with a deep colour and chatoyancy. French polishing consists of applying many thin coats of shellac dissolved in denatured alcohol using a rubbing pad lubricated with one of a variety of oils. French polishing became prominent in the 18th century. In the Victorian era. There are some references to shellac in Europe as early as 1590, French polishing was most commonly used on expensive woods such as mahogany or walnut in order to preserve their beauty. Commonly French polished items at the time were impressive pieces of furniture or instruments because they were expected to look good at all times. The Pad is lubricated with oil that then becomes part of the overall finish. the oil helps to stop the pad from sticking and lifting previously applied layers of shellac. , Softer oils such as mineral oil will produce a glossier but less hard finish whereas more viscous oils such as walnut oil and olive oil will produce a more durable finish.

Cleaning French Polish and Pianos
If the item has been French polished, rubbing the surface with a soft, clean cloth is usually ample. You can also polish it now and then with a little wax or even with a tiny bit of furniture cream. Sticky marks should be removed immediately with a cloth soaked in warm, soapy water and then wrung out it needs to be damp, not soaking wet.