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Mr R Foster MABPT Dip AEWVH


Harrow, London HA2 7AS
England

London Wide Piano Tuning Service Covering Acton, Chiswick, Ealing, Fulham, Hammersmith, Hampstead, Highgate, Harrow, Pinner, Stanmore and More...

Mr Brooks MABPT, Dip AEWVH


Edgware, London HA8 8YW
England

Piano Tuning in homes, schools, theatres, concert venues, recording studios & film sets in the London Hertfordshire & surrey area

Mr Lampert MABPT Dip AEWVH, CGLI


Northwood, London HA6 1PA
England

We are based in Middlesex, just inside the M25 (J17) near Watford, Rickmansworth, Harrow, NW London.

Mr J Little MABPT, Dip AEWVH. CGLI


Northwood, London HA6 1PA
England

Piano Tuning in Middlesex, Watford, Rickmansworth, Harrow, NW London.

Mr J Wilsher FABPT, Dip CTB


Northolt, London UB5 5JP
England

Piano Tuning in Homes, Schools, Theatres and Concerts Venues

Mr C King MABPT, Dip AEWVH


East Ham, London E6 2LA
England

Piano Tuning in Homes, Schools, Theatres and Concerts Venues in London Area

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AMHPianos

95 Strongbow Crescent
Eltham
Greenwich, London SE9 1DW
England

We offer full range of piano tuning services throughout London.

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Little & Lampert Pianos

38 Joel Street
Northwood Hills
Northwood, London HA6 1PA
England

We are importers and distributors of new and nearly new pianos. We import from Japan and Korea to supply to the general public and trade customers. We...

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Markson's Pianos

5 - 8 Chester Court,
Albany Street,
Camden Town, London NW1 4BU
England

For 100 years Markson Pianos have been one of the most well-known piano suppliers in the UK. Our services include hire, maintenance and restoration ...

Adult Piano Lessons - London Piano Institute

49-51 Shoe Lane
City of London, London EC4A 3BL
England

Are you tired of practicing day after day, yet never make any serious progress

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JUAN REZZUTO BMUS - FTCL AND WEST KENSINGTON MUSIC TEAM


Kensington, London W14 9LT
England

PIANO LESSONS IN LONDON AND EDINBURGH WITH JUAN REZZUTO AND WKMT
All Level and Ages. We welcome piano students from complete beginners to ...

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Miss Christina Barrie


Camden, London
England

Experienced piano teacher and accompanist

Mr L McRae - Piano Tuition


Ealing, London
England

Hello and thanks for reading! I teach in a relaxed and friendly style and can accommodate all levels and abilities. My students have the opportunity ...

Valentina Pravodelov


City of London, London
England

Hello! I'm a friendly and methodical teacher offering bespoke piano and singing lessons. I enjoy teaching all ages and abilities. If you are ...

Julian O'Kelly ukpianist.com


Balham, London rh43af
England

The perfect musical accompaniment for your event- Julian and his vocal duo 'So Songbook' cater for w

David Smith PGDip RAM BMus LRAM


Kensington, London SW7 4XE
England

I am an incredibly experienced accompanist with a number of prizes to my name currently working at the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music

Danny Kuperberg


Stoke Newington, London N8
England

Most important of all, I'm friendly, patient and I genuinely enjoy teaching and helping my rock/pop/jazz piano students realize their musical ...

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Debbie Lammin


Wimbledon, London SW20 9JR
England

I began my professional life as a performer but soon found that teaching is my real passion. My aim is to give every one of my pupils the tools to ...

East London Piano


Bethnal Green, London E8 3RL
England

East London Piano was created in 2011 out of need for high quality private music education in London, and particularly in the East. We are now ...

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Edgmusic


Edgware, London HA8 6BH
England

Experienced teacher of piano, keyboard, theory, GCSE/A-Level.

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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.