Your piano can bring you a lifetime of enjoyment, and can be used and passed down through generations. But in order to ensure the highest quality sound, it is important to invest in regular service from a qualified Piano Tuner and Piano Technician. But how often should a piano be tuned in order to keep it playing beautifully for years to come?
Pianos are made of materials that are vulnerable to factors such as weather conditions and ambient temperature. Changes in these factors and others can cause the pitch and tone to change, drastically reducing the sound quality of your instrument. Taking steps to avoid the environmental fluctuations which affect the sound of your piano such as keeping your piano away from doors, windows, and fireplaces which cause drafts and unstable temperatures, will go a long way towards preserving your instrument. But nothing beats a professional service and tuning. Service by a qualified professional can even help you avoid costly repairs down the road, and at Turner’s Piano Service, some minor repairs may even be included in the cost of tuning.
Due to the natural elasticity of piano strings, more frequent tuning is usually required the first year of a piano’s life, slightly less the following year, and then less frequently for the years thereafter. Once a piano has properly settled with time, they may be tuned more or less frequently than the recommendations to suit your personal preferences. While tuning frequency recommendations can vary by piano brand, it is generally recommended that pianos be tuned and serviced three to four times in the first year, two to three the following year and one to two times per year thereafter. If the piano is played very frequently, more tuning may be required.
Your piano, whether for work or for play, can bring you and your family years of enjoyment. Keep the music going by having your piano tuned and serviced regularly by a qualified professional.