Piano tuning is the adjustment of the tuning pins so that all the strings are of the proper tension (pitch), to have the correct sounding musical intervals. Most manufacturers and the Piano Technicians Guild recommend tunings at least two times a year to keep the piano sounding good.

Getting your piano tuned will make the most obvious sound improvement. If your piano has sat many years without a tuning, even one that’s not being played, it will drift much farther out of pitch than is healthy for the piano. If this is allowed to happen, it may take several tuning appointments to get the piano back to where it had been before the neglect.

An out-of-tune piano can discourage even novice musicians. Keeping your piano in tune is one of the basic rules of piano care. You’ll definitely discover the difference in playing an in-tune piano!

Need a Repair in Addition to Tuning?

If notified in advance, minor repairs and adjustments can usually be made at your tuning appointment. Remember, regular maintenance can help prevent expensive repairs in the future.

Minor repairs and adjustments may include:

  • Loose or missing keytops
  • Broken or sticking keys
  • Broken strings
  • Broken hammer shanks

Larger repairs will typically need to be quoted on site before a tuning is scheduled. This would include an on-site diagnosis of the problem(s), answering all your questions, and creating a plan of action.