You may notice a deterioration of your piano’s performance, despite regular tuning. It’s important to realize that tuning is only the adjustment of the strings and pins that determines the pitch of each note. Your piano also needs a periodic servicing called regulation, which attends to the mechanical components which cause strings to sound when keys are played.

While tuning corrects the pitch of your piano, it is only one component of a complete maintenance program. Regulation attends to the touch and responsiveness of your action.

A smooth, even response throughout the entire range of the keyboard and an extremely quick action capable of playing rapid passages and repeated notes evenly is essential. Outstanding response is essential for a pianist to create an outstanding performance.

Your piano many benefit from regulating if:

  • Your piano displays a lack of sensitivity or decreased dynamic ranges
  • You notice that the keys are not level
  • The touch is uneven or keys are sticking