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8 Rules For Caring For Your Instrument in the Hot and Cold Months

Emily Bauerlein, BSS Violin & Viola Instructor

Caring For Your Instrument in the Hot and Cold Months

 

Taking care of our instruments is one of the most important things to do. When we are living in an area, such as Buffalo, we can never really know what the weather will be from one day to the next. So here are a few tips to keep our instruments in mint condition during the hot and cold months.

Rule # 1:

First, it’s always best to put your instrument back in its case once you are done practicing.

Rule #2:

Another great rule is to never leave your instrument in the car where the temperature can be sweltering or frigid.

Rule #3:

Another great rule is to never leave your instrument in the car where the temperature can be sweltering or frigid.

Rule #4:

The best temperature for your instrument is between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit

Rule #5:

The best temperature for your instrument is between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit

Rule #6:

When you’re bringing your instrument inside during the cold months, be sure to let it warm up to room temperature before playing.

Rule #7:

Never store your instrument near a radiator, fireplace, or a hot/cold air vent.

Rule #8:

Humidifiers are a great way to maintain the balance of humidity in the room. (Ideal humidity is 40%-50%)

 

There are also small humidifiers to put in your instrument case as well.

In both hot and cold weather it’s smart to have your instrument acclimate to its surroundings.

These tips will help you have a happy instrument! Good luck!

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