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Piano Tuning

For more than 35 years I tuned pianos the old fashioned way – strictly by ear. In recent years the advances made in the quality of ETD’s (electronic tuning devices) has made it impossible to ignore their benefits. So, for the past few years I have been using a hybrid approach. This allows me to take advantage of the accuracy and time saving features of the ETD while also using traditional aural techniques as an integral part of the fine tuning process. The result is a more efficient and consistently high quality tuning.

Most manufacturers recommend tuning at least twice a year. If your piano has gone without tuning for more than two or three years, it may have dropped significantly in tension and pitch. If that is the case, pitch raising may be needed prior to fine tuning.

Pianos have over 200 strings with about 150 lbs. tension each.  That totals around 30,000 lbs. of tension.  As a result, pianos are constantly dropping in tension and in pitch.  If your piano has not been tuned within 12 months, it may have dropped in pitch too much to be brought back up in one tuning.  The extra tuning is required, because for every amount I raise the pitch on a string, it changes back 10-38% in ten minutes.

I am available for concert and studio tuning, as well. I have years of experience in the most demanding situations, and I have received numerous compliments on the quality of my work from performing artists.