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.