Piano Tuning

Keep your piano in top condition, contact us for recommendations of experienced piano tuners.

Keep your piano in top condition, contact us for recommendations of experienced piano tuners.

Keeping your piano in tune is critical to achieving the perfect sound. The regularity with which you get your piano tuned obviously varies depending on how often you use it, as well as your own demands of the instrument.

For example, classical music venues will have their piano tuned to perfect pitch before every recital to ensure it is perfect. However, we recommend that anyone who has a piano in their home, should get it tuned once every six to twelve months.

There are plenty of reasons for you to get your piano tuned. First and foremost, it keeps your piano playing at its best. Beyond that, piano tuning is critical to keeping the strings in top condition and reducing the risk of needing them replaced.

Our tuners are all highly qualified and have decades of experience as piano technicians. In this role, they are required to diagnose and fix any problem that can occur inside of the piano itself. By getting a piano tuning from us, you know that the person responsible has comprehensive knowledge and ensures any other faults can be found.

Tuning upright pianos and grand pianos

Piano tuning for upright pianos and grand pianos is an essential part of owning a piano. Regular piano tuning will also help to identify issues with broken strings or faults with the soundboard that need to be addressed before they cause more extensive damage to your piano.

Why not view our wide range of Grand Pianos, Upright Pianos, Digital Pianos, Silent Pianos, and Used Pianos.

Recommended Tuners

Mark Ward
01384 392 476
[email protected]

Piano tuning, voicing & advice

Iain Bain
07710 596 741
[email protected]

Piano tuning, voicing & advice

Matthew Richards
07784 142 800
[email protected]

Piano tuning, voicing & advice

Frequently Asked Questions

The length of time it takes to tune a piano varies depending on how long it has been since the instrument was previously tuned. However, as a rough guide, tuning appointments often take between 1-3 hours. For more information about your next tuning, contact us today!

Yes! Please don’t hesitate to call, even if you aren’t local to us! We have an array of tuners up and down the country who will be local to you.

Feel free to call us on 01562 731 113, email us: [email protected] or fill out a message form on our Contact Us page.

Simply call our showroom on 01562 731 113 or e-mail us on [email protected]. We will ask for your address and for you to tell us the type of piano that you own (upright or grand). With this information we will try to arrange one of our trusted local tuners to come out to you!

The price of piano tuning is determined by many factors, and also varies by location and the needs of the specific piano in question. Please call us to arrange a quote, tailored to you. If you have any broken strings, we can repair these to ensure the full potential of the instrument is restored.

We primarily offer piano tuning, but we can also advise on piano restoration and piano servicing to help bring an old piano back to life. As a used piano retailer, we know what to look for in an old piano that is in need of some TLC. We can help you decide if your piano simply needs tuning, if more extensive work is required, or if it's time to invest in a new piano. Many older pianos have plenty of life left in them, and often piano tuning is all they need.

Piano tuning is a complex process carried out by professional piano tuners. It involves adjusting the tension on the piano strings to achieve the correct frequency. A piano tuner will use a tuning lever to adjust the tension. When the piano strings are tightening, this raises the pitch, and when the strings are loosened, this drops the pitch and the note goes flat. Piano tuning starts with middle C and then moves to the outer strings, often using an electronic tuning device to make sure each string is under the right tension. The higher treble section of the piano will have two strings or three strings per note, while the bass strings typically only have one.

Pianos will go out of tune over time due to the materials used to make the soundboard and the rest of the piano. Humidity will have a big impact on the quality of the sound. In more humid months, the instrument swells and expands, putting more tension on the strings. When the instrument dries out, this causes the materials to contract, leaving slack on the strings. The result is changes in the voicing of the strings which will sound out of tune over time. A well trained ear may notice this sooner than a novice player.