Colonial Piano Crafters is a certified piano tuning and repair service
covering all of York County and surounding areas
How often should your piano be tuned?
Due to the humidity changes every year, your piano goes sharp in the summer and flat in the winter. The pianos wood expanding
and contracting during the humid and dry months of the year causes this. Therefore in the right conditions your piano should
be tuned at least twice a year. The relative humidity for a piano to be in is 42% and to hold the longevity of your pianos lifetime,
it is best to place your piano away from direct sunlight and any heating or cooling vents.
In 1969, Richard Truax started his piano service business as the technician for the Baldwin dealer in York County.
As time passed the dealership was sold and as piano service grew the Baldwin store closed and Richard was no longer
associated with any piano dealer for quite some time. Although there were times when he worked for the various dealers
in the area, he mostly worked for many of the school districts and churches as well as York College. During the seventies
the business became Colonial Piano Crafters
Prior to working in the piano service industry, Richard Truax was a professional musician playing reed instruments in the
military band at West Point. He also played with several popular club bands in the area, as well as teaching reed instruments on the side.