The North East provides a problem for most pianos. -Cold Dry winters and hot humid summers. Just the temperature change alone is enough to kill any piano. Twice a year is a minimum. Three to four times a year is better. As often as needed for someone who counts on it. Pianos not being used, once a year.
How should I have my piano tuned?
Today, like in so many areas of our lives the computer has made fundamental changes. You can now have your piano tuned by machine or by ear. I do both. The new machines are amazing and approach the tuning in a way that takes the best of what an aural tuner would do with the consistency of a machine. In fact, in many cases the machine may "hear" more. I have been tuning old school for over 25 years and also use the latest Veritune tuner app loaded on my ipod. I will tune using either method so if you have a preference please let me know. I also use a very long extending tuning lever for grand pianos and some uprights. It does a better job of moving the pin. Also on many "tighter pinned' upright pianos I use an impact tuning lever as it seems to move the strings with the least amount of effort.
In addition, first time customers can expect to have your piano evaluated to discuss the general health of the piano.
Currently I tune for a private clientele, several piano stores selling new brands such as Yamaha and many used pianos. In addition I have several commercial accounts that I service regularly for concerts and live studio performances. These accounts include The Hartford Jazz Society, WICN Public Radio, and Infinity Hall.
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