Pianos have approximately 230 strings that need to be adjusted to keep your piano in tune. Pianos go out of tune due to seasonal temperature and humidity variations. Pianos tend to go flat in the winter when the humidity is low, and go sharp in the summer when the humidity is high. Pianos that haven't been tuned for several years may require a pitch adjustment.
Due to seasonal humidity changes, we recommend tuning your piano twice a year.
Does your piano have sticking keys or pedals that don't work?
We can help! Most repairs are simple and can be done at the tuning appointment.
What is Regulation?
Regulation is the adjustment of all of the mechanical parts in your piano so that the piano will play the best it possibly can. It will change the touch of the piano so that the piano is more responsive and can give you a much greater dynamic range. Regulation is an important step in keeping your piano playing at it's greatest potential.
What is Voicing?
Voicing is the adjustment of the overall sound of the piano. This includes making a piano sound brighter or more mellow, along with making the tone of every note sound even. Cost will vary based on time.
It is important that before voicing, the piano is properly regulated and tuned, as these can affect the overall sound of the piano.
What is Hammer Filing?
With time, the hammer felts develop deep grooves which cause a harsh tone. Re-shaping the felt with a special file restores the original tonal beauty and evenness.