My piano keys are ivory; it’s an old piano and looks well used, but suddenly I realized how dirty the keys had become. I thought about ways to clean them, and then the same day, my son asked me about ways to clean his trumpet. How many students, and even teachers, aren’t sure about how to clean their instruments?
Some instruments work better when cleaned; others just look nicer and cleaning them adds a bit of pride and attachment to the owner. Here are a few tips you might find helpful, whether for yourself or just as links to offer your students, on cleaning a variety of instruments — piano, piano keys, violin/strings, brass, woodwinds, and drums/cymbals.