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Mr A Howell Dip AEWVH, MABPT, MPTA


Andover, Hampshire SP10 1HH
England

Areas I cover are, Andover and surrounding villages such as Ludgershall, Tidworth, Whitchurch, Overton, Stockbridge Kingssombourne etc, Newbury and ...

Cassidy FABPT Dip AEWVH


Southampton, Hampshire SO15 4GU
England

Piano Tuning in Homes, Schools, Theatres and Concerts Venues in Hampshire

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Strictly Showtime


Alton, Hampshire GU34 2SP
England

I teach piano, keyboard, singing and music theory from my home in Alton. I teach all ages and abilities to diploma level and can help whether or not ...

Dawsons Music Ltd (Basingstoke)

3 - 4 Chelsea House
Festival Place
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7JR
England

WHOEVER YOU AREDawsons caters for all musical styles and for all ages from young children to teenagers and adults, irrespective of ability.WHEREVER ...

1 to 1 Piano Tuition

25 Delibes Road
Old Hatch Warren
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 4LZ
England

Jane Cleaver GBSM, ABSM, MISM is a qualified, and 'ISM Approved Private Teacher' of Flute, Oboe, Piano and Theory, with over 20 years of teaching ...

Kay Risley Professional Keyboard Flute Tuition

Vyne road
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 5PB
England

Piano teacher in Basingstoke, also keyboard, theory, recorder, flute.
I won a scholarship to the Birmingham conservatoire and had an orchestral career...

Mr R Harvey

Jubilee Road
Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP61BU
England

My piano teaching career, alongside my music education career began in the mid 80’s after studying at the Royal College of Music, London. I have a ...

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Bedhampton Pianoshop Limited

90 Bedhampton Road
Havant, Hampshire PO9 3EZ
England

Bedhampton Pianoshop was established in 1988, and we have been buying, selling and restoring pianos ever since. We always have a selection of pianos ...

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Christine Taylor

26 Upper Saint Helens Road
Hedge End, Southampton
Hedge End, Hampshire SO30 0LH
England

Registered and qualified music teacher with vacancies for new pupils from young beginners to mature students at her Hedge End home.

PATRICK TAYLOR


Hedge End, Hampshire SO30
England

A classical trained musician/graduate with vast experience teaching both children and adults the piano, keyboard and brass instruments. I teach all ...

Roberts Pianos (Southsea)

116 Albert Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO4 0JS
England

We stock over 100 top quality new, modern and traditional grand, baby grand and upright pianos.

DND French Polishers LTD


Portsmouth, Hampshire PO3 5NS
England

Hand and Spray finishing / Furniture Repairs and Restoration.
We have been in business and trading since 1989 We can carry out a wide range of ...

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Chris Venables Pianos

1 Monmouth Court
Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 1HE
England

We are a leading UK piano shop established 1981 on Hampshire/Dorset/Wiltshire borders with new and second-hand grand pianos, baby grands and upright ...

Rose Heathcote


Ringwood, Hampshire
England

Patient and experienced teacher, happy to work with beginners or advanced pupils Rose Heathcote Ringwood Hampshire.

Triangle Pianos Ltd

Salt Mill Barn
Old Salsbury Lan
Romsey, Hampshire SO510GD
England

Director Paul Kibble has been in the piano trade for 31 years and uses all his experience to ensure we stock a superb range of new & used pianos. With...

Hayes Music Limited

4A Empress Park
Empress Road, Southampton
Southampton, Hampshire SO14 0JX
England

Established in 2004, we supply and repair the widest range of Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Pianos and Keyboard instruments and accessories in ...

Ben Wheeler Pianos Ltd

Beach's Crescent,
Little London,
Tadley, Hampshire RG26 5ER
England

We are a specialist piano company supplying pianos throughout the south of England. Our showrooms are located between Basingstoke and Reading on the ...

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How Often Should I Get My Piano Tuned

Tuning Old Pianos

There are many reasons why older pianos go out of tune, and some of them are unavoidable due to the age of the piano, the most common in the UK is central heating drying the piano out.. The most difficult piano for piano tuners to bring back into tune is one that has been neglected for a long period of time. The strings tension drops also because of wear the termination points change this can increase the length of the string thus changing the pitch of individual string in the grope of tree, causing what we call ìfalse beatsî. The pitch of the piano will fall far below 440 Hz (concert pitch). This means that the piano tuner must adjust over 240 strings within an unstable internal environment. The tuner spends time tightening each string in order to raise its pitch. This process takes some time as the tuner must tune each string several times to achieve the required pitch and tension. This is because the adjacent strings will change in response to sudden changes in string tension. To get around this problem, the tuner must first raise all strings to an average degree of tension. After this average level is achieved, the tuner can make minute adjustments to the piano string. It takes time to do this properly, which can be expensive. To avoid a long expensive tuning sessions on an old piano, the piano should be tuned every six months as regular tuning will pay off in the long run.

Tuning New Pianos

What the manufactures say...

Steinway

"We usually recommend our customers at least 2 or 3 tunings per year for a piano getting average use in the home. Ideally 4 tunings spaced through the year to cover the seasonal changes would be best. A new piano settling into a new environment may need more regular tuning for the first year or two. These suggestions only apply to pianos in the average home. Pianos in music schools and teacherís pianos should be tuned more frequently as they receive heavy use. Studio and concert pianos are tuned before every concert or recording."

Yamaha

Adopt a schedule of regular service:

  • Why schedule regular service? Having your piano serviced regularly is a lot like taking vitamins. As you regularly take vitamins, you generally feel better and you are able to perform at your peak level. Also, taking vitamins helps you avoid serious illnesses and other health-related problems. The same is true regarding regular service for your piano. Regular service will keep your piano's performance (and your enjoyment) at its peak level. It will also correct "progressive" problems early, before they turn into costly repairs. For these reasons Yamaha strongly recommends that you adopt a schedule of regular service for your piano.
  • Tuning and adjustment: Pianos are delicate instruments that need professional attention periodically. Basically there are two types of professional piano care: tuning and adjustment.
  • Tuning means correcting the pitch of every note by retightening the strings. Each piano string is normally stretched to a pressure of about 90 kilograms (198pounds). Eventually, though, it will stretch further with use and lose some of its tension, causing the piano to lose its correct pitch. The strings need to be tuned a minimum of twice a year to restore them to their proper tension.
  • Adjustment involves the entire piano action, keyboard and pedal movements. Proper adjustment is especially important for grand pianos. Whether the piano will perform properly or not depends how accurately the adjustment is made.

Tuning and adjustment should always be done by an expert. When your piano requires either one, ask your Yamaha dealer or call a specialist piano tuner. Your dealer can also advise you about the interval between adjustments for your piano under the circumstances in which it is used.