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High Quality Piano Tuning
I provide high-quality piano tuning in the Southern Tier Region of New York State and surrounding areas. Tuning in private homes comprises the majority of my work. I tune both by ear (called aural tuning) and with state of the art software-based electronic tuning devices.
I tune pianos for schools, churches and businesses and provide a special rate for organizations that have a need to tune more than 3 pianos.
Please give me a call or complete a contact form, and we can arrange a time that suits you.
A piano should be tuned at a minimum of once per year, with twice a year being optimal for a home piano. Pianos for advanced students, churches and concert pianists are tuned more often because the needs of the musicians demand a tighter tolerance for tuning and pitch.
Pianos are made of mostly wood, metal and felt. The properties of wood change with the humidity of the seasons and the felt components wear out and change characteristics with time. Over time the pianist may notice a sluggish response, lack of power or keys that stick and play unevenly.
Broken keys, stuck keys, buzzes, rattles and rings most often require some level of repair service. I carry enough tools and supplies to repair most broken parts in a single visit for a reasonable price.
Adjustment of the tone of a piano is called voicing. It is accomplished by making careful changes to the shape and density of the hammers. A properly voiced instrument can sound remarkably more beautiful. Voicing is the most difficult skill for a tuner to learn, and it typically takes years to master. I enjoy this task of bringing out the greatest beauty in the sound of an instrument.