Piano tuning is one of the most important provisions involved in maintaining your piano in perfectly playable condition. When you strike a certain piano key you expect to hear a specific sound. An out of tune piano can deliver of whole range of different notes that you didn’t want. Professionally performed piano tuning can quickly restore a perfectly pitched sound to your beloved piano. A piano tune up is essential to all players from beginner to the most accomplished of performers. A stand up piano in your home, or the most exquisite of grand pianos in a concert hall. Albany Piano Pros have vast experience and knowhow of proving piano tuning to them all. Whatever your piano servicing requires, you can count on us to deliver a sound that is pleasing to your ears.
How long does Piano Tuning take?
For a professional piano tune up you should normally expect to allow around 90 minutes. An older piano that hasn’t been tuned for a long period will take longer. Our highly skilled piano technicians are extremely skilled and will know how much time is likely to be needed. You will undoubtedly be looking for an excellent job to be carried out. All of our piano tuning experts know this and will use all the time required to deliver the best piano tune up possible. Beware of any company offering a very quick fix, the standards are likely to be low! We never rush any jobs!
How often does my Piano need Tuning?
Periodic piano tuning should always be carried as part of regular piano servicing routine. The length of time required between a tune-up depends on many considerations. These include the amount of use it receives as well as the environment it is stored in. Experts will always recommend that your piano is fine-tuned at least once a year, preferably every 6 months. If you have purchased a brand new piano the regularity should be increased during the first year to allow the inner strings to settle.
How to conduct Piano Tuning
Tuning a piano is a similar principle to tuning a guitar, but takes longer. As with tuning a guitar the tension of the instruments stings will need to be adjusted to create the correct sound. Each of your pianos strings will be adjusted and tested to ensure they are in the right key. Incorrectly tensioned strings will see you hitting a bad note! Piano tuning is a highly skilled art that is best left to the experts.
Can old Pianos always be tuned?
The simply answer is normally yes. An old piano will first need to be checked to establish if the inner fittings are still in a good condition. The tension of a piano string is extremely high and these inner parts will need to be in good order to be able to withstand the pressure. Albany Piano Pros can supply a highly experienced piano technician to make a full inspection of your old piano and provide you with a solution.