How Often Should I Get My Piano Tuned?

As a piano owner, you may be wondering how often you should have your piano tuned. The answer is that for optimal performance, we recommend tuning your piano every 6 months.

Factors Affecting Piano Tuning Frequency

Pianos are delicate instruments influenced by temperature shifts, humidity, and other environmental aspects. These variations can lead to the piano strings expanding or shrinking, making the piano lose its proper tuning.

Optimal Piano Tuning Schedule: Every 6 Months

Regular tuning every 6 months ensures that your piano stays in optimal condition and that any issues can be identified and addressed before they become more significant. This is especially important if you play your piano frequently or use it for professional recordings.

The Risks of Delaying Piano Tuning

While tuning every 6 months is optimal, the absolute maximum recommended time between tunings is once a year. Waiting longer than a year to tune your piano can result in more significant tuning issues and even damage to the instrument.

Tuning a New Piano: What to Expect

It’s also important to note that a new piano may require more frequent tuning in its first year of use as the strings settle and stabilize.

At Clare’s Player Pianos, we can help you determine the best tuning schedule for your piano based on your individual needs. Contact us today at (210) 593-8329 to schedule your appointment and keep your piano sounding its best with regular tuning every 6 months.

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