Maintenance & Piano Tuning
Piano Tuning Services
Like a car, the piano will only perform as good as the technician that is caring for it. Proper set up and maintenance of your piano is vital and includes tuning, voicing, proper cleaning, humidity control and acoustics.
Schedule a Piano Tuning
Sticky keys, ringing notes, etc. can make it difficult for your student to practice & progress - most of these repairs can be done conveniently in your own home. Call us at 507-799-0052, or email us to schedule your piano tuning!
How Often Should My Piano Be Tuned?
Most good-quality pianos have greater tuning stability-the length of time the piano can go between tunings. But the more the piano is played, the more often it will need to be tuned. If your child or your students are practicing more than two to three hours a day on the piano, expect that more tuning will be required.
Ultimately this is a matter of personal taste. There are two extremes. Some people never have their pianos tuned because they say they are "tone deaf" (which is a myth). Pianos used for concerts are usually tuned before each concert and often during the intermission as well!
We can help you keep your piano in tune! Feel free to schedule a piano tuning.
Humidity, Your Piano and DampChaser
Most domestic pianos require tuning every six months. The humidity of your home is critical to the life expectancy of your piano and the frequency of tuning. This is not because they suddenly "go out of tune" at the six month mark. It's because they are gradually going out of tune all the time, but it's after about six months that most people notice the piano sounds "off." The average life expectancy of a piano is totally determined by its maintenance and care. Keep in mind, however, that no matter what brand of piano you purchase-from Steinway pianos to Yamaha pianos-and no matter how much you pay for it, no piano will stay in tune forever.
Our Piano Tuning Qualifications
Regardless of whether or not they are being played regularly, all acoustic pianos need tuning. Owner Larry Petit is an active member of the Piano Technicians Guild, & has over 15 years experience in the tuning, voicing, & regulation of pianos.