Tuning is the most common maintenance you will do for your piano and will be done the most often. Do to seasonal changes and humidity swings I recommend a piano be tuned twice a year. Tuning is the adjustment of tension of every string so that it vibrates at the correct pitch. There is close to 250 tuning pins and there are many things that can affect the pitch of a piano. This includes temperature and humidity levels, how hard the piano is played and the age and the condition of the piano. As you practice for your next concert or recital your ears might be hurting from an out of tune piano. Give a piano tuner in Parkville MO a call to schedule piano service for your Yamaha or Steinway. This is the best investment you can make to your music.
New pianos require more tunings in the first year because the wire is still stretching. It is good to keep the tension of the wire where it needs to be and not let the piano fall in pitch at this time. It will also be more stable in the long run to not let the tension of the wire fall to low. I run across pianos all the time that haven’t been tuned for years and it puts more stress on the instrument to bring it back to pitch. String breakage can happen and that runs into more cost for the customer. Keep your piano in good working condition by calling a piano tuner today.
As a general rule, though normal use, a piano tuner should service your piano every six months to a year. A piano teacher should tune there piano more often so that there students always hear the piano at the correct pitch. Piano repair and additional maintenance may be necessary to restore the pitch and stability of the instrument. Most importantly, the well-maintained piano sounds better, plays better, and gives you and your family a wealth of musical pleasure.
Newer pianos may need more service for the first few years than used pianos do. The strings in a newly purchased piano are still stretching quite a bit. Pianos that have been re strung will also need a piano tuning more frequently until the strings have settled in. If not tuned regularly a piano will never give you its full sound potential and can inhibit the development of a musical ear. If neglected for more than a year or two, soundboard movement and string stretch will lower your pianos pitch gradually and cause a tension imbalance. Call a registered piano tuner in Kansas City when you need service on your valuable instrument.
Daryl Durand is a Registered Piano Technician servicing the Kansas City area since 1980.
Quality professional service in piano tuning, action regulation, voicing and on site repairs.
Daryl has been a member of The Piano Technicians Guild since 1993
and a registered technician since 1998.