What’s Wrong With This Piano?

Posted: November 19, 2012 in Piano

I am appalled. Have you ever been appalled?

There is outrage and rage, disbelief and OMIGOD, shocked and disappointed…

Appalled stands alone, which is more than I can say about this piano… Take a look.


Improper Storage of a Grand Piano


If you do not know what is wrong with the storage of this piano, that is okay as long as you are not working in a job where you have the responsibility to store pianos properly. The piano above can be found in the warehouse of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch School District.  I sent a letter and offered to train their maintenance staff for free.

The piano legs should be removed prior to placing the piano on its side. A piano is stored on a piano board designed for that purpose. A moving blanket is used to prevent the finish from becoming marred. The entire piano should be strapped to the piano board to prevent it from falling. The piano should be completely wrapped in padded blankets.
Or you can just flip it on its side onto a nail-ridden wooden pallet, break the rear leg in the process, and wrap it in plastic-wrap. If you do it that way, you run the risk that someone will graze the back of your head with his palm while shouting, “You idiot! What were you thinking?”