When to tune….

When should you tune your piano?

by Jack Houweling on August 8, 2010

Most piano manufacturers recommend tuning two to four tunings a year to keep the piano sounding good and working properly.

An out-of-tune piano or an unresponsive touch can discourage even novice musicians. Regular maintenance also can prevent expensive repair in the future.

Most piano components react to climatic changes and to normal wear. Professional care and periodic adjustments are necessary to maintain the natural excellence of your instrument.

Some tuning instability should be anticipated during the first year because of the elasticity of the piano wire, combined with the piano’s normal adjustment to the humidity changes in your home. A piano which has gone a long time without tuning may require extra work .

Regular service and a qualified piano technician will give you the most out of your piano.