Albuquerque Piano Tuner - Tim Rainwater
How often should my piano be tuned?
I use two analogies for pianos: cars and golf. Tuning a piano is like changing the oil in a car. Clearly, there are many other services that can or need to be performed on cars. Pianos are the same way. The action (the mechanical part of a piano) has many adjustment choices to make the touch of your piano just right for you. This can involve many hours of work. As for my golf analogy, I have putts, par 3's, 4's and 5's. A short putt would be like a concert tuning, a 'hole in one', if you will. The tuning is solid and precise, because of the frequency of the tunings. A concert tuning take about 45-60 minutes. Stage and concert pianos are usually tuned before every performance -- and even before rehearsals. This could be 20, 40, 50, or 100 times a year. A long putt, or par 3, is similar to the regular 6 month in-home tuning. I'm gonna get close to the cup, if not in the cup. It's the par 4's and 5's that I use to help customers with pianos that haven't been tuned in a while. Depending on how far we are from the green, I may not be able to get a 'hole in one' without another swing with my 'club' -- my tuning hammer. This could mean extra tuning work, which we will discuss as I assess your piano. We will communicate clearly about what work may need to be done, and you will know all fees and prices ahead of time. The average home piano needs to be tuned twice a year. Many are tuned 4 or more times per year. The bottom line is, the more often you tune your piano, the better each tuning will be.
Piano Tuning and Maintenance in New Mexico
A Google User
Oct 18, 2010
" I've waited so long to get that piano tuned and I'm so glad I called the right guy. It turns out the piano wasn't even tuned to standard A440 anymore and Tim was able to see this and correct it over a couple of sessions. The difference is amazing and I couldn't be happier. No more honkey-tonk Beethoven!"
Piano tuning review from Google