The 7 Love Languages of Music

Tis the time of the year to think about love songs; what they mean, where they come from, and which ones can best be played on your piano after a romantic dinner (wink wink). But alas, here’s the thing – love songs are varied. ‘Love’ doesn’t just mean one thing; it doesn’t just express one simplistic emotion. It can be portrayed in many ways, depending on the status of your relationship, the way you best interact with each other (or choose not to) and where you might be going.

The beauty of music is that it finds a way to express all of these emotions. So while we all know the 5 basic Love Languages, here are 7 categories that we’ve broken down into the Love Languages…Of Music:

The Soulful Serenade – Elvis, Bill Withers, Boys II Men….these guys know what they’re doing when they sing a love song. They’re ready to lure you in, make you feel like a lady (or gentleman) and romance you until your knees go weak. We know this kind of romance doesn’t suit everyone though, so for those who are a little less dramatic we have

The Too Cute To Handle – Think of those feel-good love songs that can mean a lot, but can also be a little silly. Great for the couple who likes to laugh together, or karaoke together, or sing along on a long road trip together. Early-era Beatles were great at this, as was Paul McCartney in his Wings days. But, if romance is too serious and cute isn’t the right fit, if you need more drama and excitement in your romance, then we present to you

The Pour Your Heart Out Belter – Whitney, Celine, Barbara. These women make you feel ALL the feels in the most emphatic way possible. We can belt their songs when we’re crazy in love….or when we’re broken to bits. Whatever it is, when you hear or sing these songs, there’s no doubt you’re feeling something. But for those with a more laid-back approach to their emotions,

The Sweet & Simple – might be just the right fit. Picture laid-back singer songwriters, old-school country artists, loving duets that make you sigh and feel good. There’s not a whole lot of instrumentation or big drawn-out notes needed to convey the love in these songs; you just know it’s real. Because if it’s not real, it might just be

The Come Hither – We’ve all heard it on the radio. And I’m sure many have felt it. Infatuation.Yes, one can be both infatuated and in love. But all those songs about getting it on in one night? Well, that’s something different. And if one person is more into the come hither, while the other is looking for something more, well then that takes on a new meaning that is PERFECT for our next category:

The We Broke Up, But I Still Love You – Because let’s be honest, there are a lot of unequal relationships out there. And not all break-ups are created equal. Some of the best love songs are about the love that no longer exists, or maybe never even existed in the first place. These are the gut-wrenching, chest-heaving, cry-in-your-PJs kind of songs that make you hurt. Until, that is, you discover

The I Love Myself, So It’s Okay – Sometimes, loving yourself is all that matters. That’s why we celebrate GALentine’s Day, y’all! So if you’ve come to terms with your singleness, or you’re just loud and proud and happy, then these are the love songs for you. In fact, these should be the love songs for all of us.







So Happy Valentine’s, Galentine’s and (whatever it is that single guys do to pass the day away) to all!

And if you’re thinking of putting any of these pieces to practice, well, don’t forget to make sure you’re all tuned and ready to go!

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Summer Lovin’….Ways to a Happy + Healthy Piano


Summer: a time of relaxation, good food, bikini bodies and hot temperatures. We all have a strong sense of keeping ourselves healthy during these few months of the year, but what about other things? Like say, our pianos?

Yes, you heard it right – there’s a special set of rules that come into play when it comes to keeping YOUR piano healthy. And for the most part, it’s pretty easy. Like any health-driven decisions, you just have to stay mindful. Keeping your piano in good shape is the best thing you can do for it in the long run. And the more you can do “in the moment,” the less repairs you’ll have to face later.

Here Are Our Top Tips:

  1. Avoid Direct Sunlight: We’ve all been there. Sitting in the sun feels good for a little while, but too much exposure can easily lead to burning headaches and reddened skin. Eventually, the effect of the heat on your body becomes too much handle, and it’s no longer enjoyable – in fact, it gets a little miserable! The same goes for your piano. Too much sun not only bleaches the finish, but lends to overheating and drastic changes in temperature – none of which is good for it.


  1. Defend Against Humidity: One of the biggest complaints we get between the seasons is the quick and drastic switch from perfectly tuned to perfectly OUT of tune. And the biggest cause? Humidity. Here in Tennessee, our springs and summers experience that perfect blend of rain showers and rapidly changing temperatures – and it’s not very good for your instrument. If your home experiences high humidity, a dehumidifier can actually be installed within the piano that will activate when it encounters too much moisture in the vicinity.  And if low humidity is your problem, a humidifier will do just the opposite. Either one will help keep your piano in its sweet spot.


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  1. Move It, Move It: If your piano is sitting against an outside wall, move it! The closer it is to the outdoors, the more easily affected it will be by changes in temperature that are out of your control. Even the subtle change between night and day is enough to leave it just a little too uncomfortable, at any time of year. So move it towards an interior wall, or at least a couple feet out from that exterior wall if you can.


  1. Keep It Constant: Maintaining as constant a temperature as you can in your home is always a good idea for your piano. Sure, it’s nice to turn off the AC and let in the natural air (or vice versa), but doing this will affect temperature and humidity levels and leave your piano sounding a little wonky after a while.


  1. Maintain: Overall, the best thing that you can do for your piano is to simply make sure that it’s being properly maintained by a professional. We’re not just pushing our business on you – but annual tunings work miracles! Depending on how often you play, we recommend having someone out to properly tune the piano at least once every year or two, along with a good checkup on the key components that keep it working. Neglect your piano, and it will neglect you – or at least leave you with more than a few problems to deal with in the future.


  1. Show It Some Love: Along with regular tunings, just try and make sure your piano is being loved on – if you play yourself, practice. If you’re hosting a party, invite someone to tickle those ivories. And if the kids are out of school, give them some homework! Keeping the piano keys moving will help prevent stickiness and dullness – and will help keep it happy inside and out. Plus, you’ll be much more apt to realize when something isn’t right so the piano isn’t stuck sitting around and enhancing the problem any longer than necessary.


Yes, it may seem like a lot – but really, it’s not! Just follow these easy tips and your piano will not only survive – but  flourish – throughout your summer. And if you can’t remember your last service, schedule a tuning with us this summer to make sure your piano is feeling right and get it ready for the start of the school year. We’re offering a 10% discount to all customers who book before July 28th!