Coronavirus (COVID-19) Safety Procedure
Updated Sept. 13, 2020
Let's Stay Safe During Our Appointment
Your safety and well being is a top priority. With continued developments around the Coronavirus, cleanliness is of the upmost importance. I am implementing the following additional measures, based on CDC recommendations and additional research, in an attempt to reduce the risk of spreading the virus:
The Night Before
Remove any objects normally kept ontop of the piano.
Have your mask ready
Please wear a mask during any encounter we have while we are in the same space, I will not enter the home until the greeting party has donned a mask. I will be wearing a mask for the duration of our appointment. As I enter the home, let's work together to maintain appropriate social distancing measures.
Wash hands before and after using the piano
Hand washing is the best defense. Please consider being mindful of this practice before and immediately after our appointment.
We’ll practice social distancing
When I arrive, I will stand back from the door and allow for plenty of space as I enter the home. I prefer to have the room vacated while working and, when it is possible, I recommend vacating the room before and after our appointment. If it is not possible to vacate, please consider wearing a mask in the area of the piano until the air in the room has a chance to circulate.
Let’s wear masks
Please wear a mask during any encounter we have while we are in the same space, I will not enter the home until the greeting party has donned a mask. I will be wearing a maskfor the duration of our appointment. As I enter the home, let's work together to maintain appropriate social distancing measures.
A note on key cleaning
Most piano manufacturers recommend cleaning keys with a damp rag or mild detergent and then drying immediately. Bleach, rubbing alcohol, and denatured alcohol may react adversely with key material or finishes over time, causing them to discolor, weaken, or crack. If you have ivory or bone keys, you should exercise extra caution when cleaning as the ivory glue joints can be quite delicate. Fortunately, Coronavirus is vulnerable to mild soap and water solution.
Other recommendations from manufacturers, follow link to see their recommendations:
Soap, such as Murphy’s Oil or Simple Green, and Water
Dish soap with hand sanitizing solution (such as Dettol, or Purell)
Fazioli (For the most part, this is what I like to use. Click this link to see the recipe)
Don't forget to wash your hands!
Remember, hand washing is the best defence. Make sure to wash hands before and after playing your piano.
I will have a chip card reader available. I can place it on a table and have you dip your card while we maintain a safe distance.
Checks are always welcome. Please make out to “Ness Piano Services” and leave it on a table nearby where I can retrieve it.
Same as the check.
Receipts will be sent to the email address provided during the scheduling process.