Let us help you to enjoy your piano as much as you really should. Pianos are complex and fascinating musical instruments. And, they require regular tunings and periodic service to perform their best. We can bring the life back into your piano.
Pianos sound best when tuned to the international standard pitch A-440. Maintaining that standard ensures your piano’s power and tonal range will be at their best and will match the pitch of other instruments.
Tuning By Ear
Aural tuning, as it is called, is and age-old art which uses the ear’s natural capacity to gauge the interference between two closely related sounds. This concrete information is weighed against the tuner’s musical sense. Tuning the piano is not a simple matter of finding the “right” note, because the exact pitches which will work best vary from piano to piano. They are also, to some extent, a matter of personal taste. Whether or not an electronic tuning aid is used, the ear is the final judge. However your piano is tuned, it should sound good to you, and it’s a good idea to find a tuner who can please your own musical taste.
Two main factors degrade a piano’s pitch. First, new piano strings always stretch and settle during the first few years. New wood also settles at this time. Secondly, and most commonly, climate change causes pitch change. Because a piano’s soundboard is made of wood, it reacts regularly to climate changes. When humid, it expands. When dry, it contracts. The result? An out-of-tune piano.
Save Time and Money
Keeping your piano regularly tuned to the A-440 pitch will save you time and money in the long run. If you haven’t had your piano tuned in years, it may require pitch raising or lowering. These processes take longer to correct the pitch due to the severity of the problem. Regular tuning helps avoid these more serious problems.
Piano Tuning Schedule
Generally, most pianos should be tuned every six months, although some pianos may need it just once a year. Other pianos used more often will need frequent piano tuning and servicing.
We will be able to recommend a schedule customized for your piano tuning needs.