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Does my piano need tuning even if no one is using it?

It’s hard to justify spending money to maintain something that is not being used! However, used or not, the piano will still gradually go out of tune, because the pressure on the strings is constantly shifting due to normal changes in temperature and humidity....

What is a pitch raise? What is A440?

Basic answer: If a piano is too far out of tune, it will not stay in tune after one “pass.” It will require a preliminary “rough” tuning first, known as a pitch raise. A440 is the internationally established correct frequency for the note “A” above middle “C,” and is...

What exactly is tuning?

This is a complicated question. The short answer is this: There are approximately 230 strings in a piano, each one under about 75kg of tension and wrapped around a pin that can be turned to tighten or loosen the string; the tighter the string, the higher the note....

How much is tuning?

Standard tuning is $170. If your piano has not been tuned for over 3 years, additional tuning may be required. Please contact us when you are near the piano and we can give you a free assessment.  

How often should my piano be tuned?

Simple answer: Every six months if you have a “good ear” and need it to be “right,” once a year if you just want to maintain it at a reasonable level, acceptable to the average listener. Better answer: Depends on many factors. It is not unusual...