The smallest things in a room’s environment can either enhance the sound of your piano or throw it completely off.
How much furniture is in the room, the number of windows, type of floors, and location in the house can all play a major role in the overall sound performance of the piano.
On the flip side of wanting to have the best sound possible, what about having a soundproof room as not to disturb others while you are playing?
If you live in an apartment, townhouse, or have neighbors in close proximity, it is quite easy to hear instruments played through windows and walls. Soundproofing is a great solution to creating the best piano sound without disturbing others.
Here are some tips on how to soundproof your piano practice room.
Fabric Vs. Hard Materials
The more fabric in the room your piano is located the better. This includes carpet as flooring, furniture made out of soft materials, and even includes window coverings made out of fabric instead of shutters or blinds.
Hardwood floors, on the other hand, are damaging to a piano’s overall sound quality and can cause the sound to reverberate instead of to be absorbed. Think of couches and drapes and carpet as your ideal room to keep a piano in!
If you are completely dedicated to your piano playing and want your sound quality to be at its peak, it may be worth it to invest in remodeling.
Pick the specific room that you are wanting to keep your piano in and get in touch with a contractor to do some bids and help you understand the process of soundproofing a room.
You may need to seal all of the air vents in the room so that sound does not escape. You will also want to add density and thickness to your walls to help pad the walls and keep the sound protected.
Don’t have a room where you can store the piano with carpet? Don’t have the finances to remodel a room?
Throw a rug big enough to put under your piano to help capture more sound in the room. Draft stoppers can help prevent sound from escaping.
Window inserts also significantly reduce window noise. They are affordable and provide excellent thermal insulation, which saves you more money on utility bills.
Move Your Piano Into Your Soundproof Room with Professional Pianos Movers
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If you have any questions or want further information about the possibilities and options of soundproofing, give us a call and we would be more than happy to help!
I am moving the piano to a room where there are mirrors. Can you help to sound proof it or suggest what to do?
Hi Christina! An inexpensive way to soundproof a room is to use long curtains and rugs or upholstered furniture to absorb sound around the instrument. Companies also make foam panels to absorb the sound you could look into. Feel free to talk with our team about any further piano needs!