- 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
- 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
- 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
- I keep a record of each tuning appointment and operate a free remider scheme
to the requirement of my customers.