THE Cleveland CBD is hitting the right note, thanks to Alexandra Hills piano tuner and repairer Dan Ling.
Mr Ling has donated a piano as part of moveable street art to the council.
It has been painted with murals and sits in front of the Cleveland Library for any passerby to play.
Mr Ling, who in 2013 donated a grand piano to the Redland Performing Arts Complex, said the Cleveland upright appeared to be going well.
“I went down there with my missus and saw it out there near the library and people were playing it so that was good,’’ he said.
“I had a go at it and played a bit and turned around and there was about 30 people standing around listening.’’
Mr Ling said he had repaired and tuned the piano for a young woman who wanted a cheap instrument.
When she did not arrive at his workshop to see the instrument, he decided to give it away.
“I was annoyed and told the missus and she said it was a good idea to give it to the council,’’ he said.
Passerby Adrienne Tracy who also plays piano, said she thought it was a smashing idea for the CBD.
“I love it,’’ she said. “And it also sounds good.’’
Mr Ling said pianos which were used as street art or moved around needed special wheels to ensure they were not damaged.
“They go out of tune pretty ease,’’ he said. “You go grey being a piano tuner. They are pretty sensitive things.’’
Mr Ling has also offered to donate a second piano to be used at Wellington Point where a village make-over is planned by council.
He has previously donated a grand piano to the Redland Performing Arts Complex.