Do you love your musical instrument and treat it with tender loving care? We hope so because the more tenderness and attention you give it, the longer it will serve you.
Proper care of your instrument will not only help maintain its shiny coat, but also the quality of its sound. (Yes, we realize that we are talking about an inanimate object, but if you don’t believe that instruments have feelings, just listen to the Beatles .)
As you can see, guitars do occasionally shed tears, even when handled by very capable hands of George Harrison. By the same token, the piano may wince when you step on its pedal and the drum might feel the pain when it is beaten – well, you get the idea!
All this to say that being kind to your instruments will make an…instrumental difference in how it responds to you.
Yes, it is important to take good care of your instrument, and, as in so many other things, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
The first step is to keep the instrument safe from harm. For example, don’t hang clothes on the saxophone, keep your parakeet from building a nest inside the guitar, shoo the cat away from the piano , and – though it does sound far-fetched – make sure an elephant doesn’t step on the flute.
Needless to say, all of these actions will cause damage to the innocent instrument, and you’d have to pay a pretty penny to repair it or buy a replacement.
Fortunately, taking care of your instrument is not rocket science. It’s just a matter of common sense and is really quite simple:
The teacher we will send to your Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Riverdale home will be happy to give you (or your child) a lesson on the instrument of your choice.
But know this: all our teachers have an excellent ear for music (need we even say that?) and will immediately hear if your instrument sounds wacky. So if you have been neglecting your instrument, please give it some urgent TLC before our sharped-ear teacher shows up on your doorstep!