•   Pianos are designed and built to sound their best when tuned to A440 Concert pitch (A above middle C vibrating at 440 times per second).


•   This is an accepted universal standard ensuring that when instruments play together, they will all be in tune with one another.

•   Proper care and regular tuning will definitely keep the piano in tune longer. Piano strings are under a tremendous amount of tension: fluctuation in temperature and humidity will cause the strings to loosen and the quality of tone will also suffer.

•   I recommend that a piano be tuned at least once a year, to maintain its pitch.  A minimum annual visit allows you to describe your piano as 'regularly maintained', thus enhancing its value and your return of investment. When a number of years pass between tunings, the pitch will drop, often far enough that two or more tunings will be necessary to restore the pitch. A concert piano is tuned before every performance and a recording instrument can be tuned as often as 4 times a week. I keep a record of each tuning appointment and operate a free remider scheme to the requirement of my customers.

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