• How often should my piano be tuned?

    I recommend that your piano be tuned at least once a year. If the piano is played on a regular basis, twice a year is recommended. Heavy-use pianos (used for daily teaching, long practice hours, recording etc.) may require more frequent service.
  • I haven't had my piano tuned in ages. Can it still be tuned?

    If your piano hasn't been tuned in the past couple of years or more, a pitch-raise may be required. This is also referred to as a "tension adjustment" and is necessary before the piano can be fine-tuned.

    A piano that is very out of tune will not hold a tuning as well as one that is regularly maintained.

    In some cases, if the piano has been seriously neglected or damaged, it may not be tunable. In some very old pianos (100+ years), tuning at standard pitch may not be possible and tuning at a somewhat lower pitch may be advisable.

  • How long does tuning take?

    I normally take 2 - 2 1/2 hours to tune & service a piano - somewhat longer than some other technicians. I use this time to fine-tune a piano to sound its best, and to make any other necessary basic adjustments.