FAQs

FAQ'S

Perfect Pitch Piano Company, a dependable piano moving and tuning company in Dallas, Texas, knows that a perfectly tuned piano enhances the level of playing enjoyment. Read on below for our customer's frequently asked questions to learn everything you need to know about piano tuning.
Q: How much does a piano tuning cost? 

 A: Piano tuning cost can vary for many reasons. Our Dallas and Fort Worth-based clients usually pay less than a hundred bucks for their biannual tuning service. If it has been more than a couple of years since the piano has been tuned or if it was recently moved, it may also require a pitch correction. This pre-tuning service is affordable, and improves the stability of your tuning.
Q: How often should I tune my piano? 

A: This is one of the questions we regularly hear from our Dallas-area customers, whether they are buying new pianos or getting tuning and maintenance services. The best direct answer we can give is you should tune your piano at least once a year. According to the National Piano Foundation™, your piano should be tuned four times during the first year after purchase and twice a year thereafter to standard pitch (A-440 CPS). All manufacturers recommend tuning a piano three or four times the first year out of the factory, as newly strung strings stretch and wood parts settle within the first few years of a piano's life. Based on years of experience in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas, we usually recommend one or two tunings each year after that to keep the collective string tension "up" and maintain the piano's structural integrity by having all of the parts inside the piano correctly aligned.

Q: Why does my piano need regular tuning service? 

A: Tuning and tightening the piano strings to bring the pitch up to a vibrating frequency of A440, is the most frequent and important type of piano maintenance. It is often the least understood. For standard pitch A440, the A string(s) above middle C should be stretched tight enough to vibrate 440 times per second, also known as 440 Hz. Other strings must be tuned accordingly, using perfect octaves and intervals. Our piano tuning technicians use special tools, processes and frequency calibration technology to create beautiful resonance and clarity every time you play. Tuning is the task of readjusting the pitch (string tension) of each of the 230+ strings so that they will correctly harmonize with one another. A440 is the standard around the world so that everyone can be in Perfect Pitch. The primary reason for biannual or annual piano tuning is to keep the combined string tension equalized against the soundboard or bridges and cast iron plate. Sounding "good" to our ears is a secondary reason for tuning; a byproduct of having the string tension "up" to where it is designed to be.

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