Piano Tuning Manila

Posted on April 1st, 2017

Piano Tuning Manila

Piano Tuning Manila, your piano is (or should be) an investment that appreciates in value over the years if treated well.  To ensure its performance over its lifetime, to preserve your instrument and to avoid costly repairs in the future, it is important to have your piano serviced regularly by a qualified professional.

Question: Does moving make my piano go out of tune? Answer: Absolutely not! This is a common mistake people make, a piano goes out of tune because of long term exposure to change in humidity.

Piano tuning is the act of making adjustments to the tensions of the strings of a piano to properly align the intervals between their tones so that the instrument is in tune. The meaning of the term in tune in the context of piano tuning is not simply a particular fixed set of pitches.

Prices of a piano tuning in Manila vary but are usually between P2000 for a tuner and P6000 for a good technician. Compare: you can pay P2000 when you bring in your car for an oil change only, or P6000 for an engine check and small adjustments so the engine performs without break downs in the next while. It’s your choice.

Remember: a tuner might not be a technician, these are two different people with different educations.

A tuner tunes, meaning he pulls the strings only, a technician also knows about the inside of the piano. Many people that call themselves technicians are not. Make sure you deal with a qualified piano tuner or technician, ask for their certification, not with someone that does not want to work for minimum wage and thinks this is a good way of making extra money. A grand piano tuning usualy cost a little more.

WARNING: If a non qualified tuner or technician touches a piano we sold, the warranty is immediately null and void. There are many unqualified technicians out there.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY PIANO TUNED?

If the piano has been well maintained the basic rule-of-thumb is at least once a year. Twice a year would be better. There are a number of factors that can contribute to the piano going out of tune, even if it isn’t played very often. Consider that the piano is primarily made of wood, and that at it’s simplest level the sound is produced by striking the strings with a hammer (no, not a carpenters hammer, the felt covered hammer that moves toward the strings when you press the keys). Changes in humidity can cause the wood to swell (too much moisture) and shrink (too little moisture). The combination of swelling and shrinking goes a long way toward knocking the piano out of tune, and can cause other issues as well.

Changes in temperature can also effect the tuning stability, but generally not as much as the changes in humidity. In fact many of the high end piano manufacturers write into their warranties that you must maintain the humidity in the pianos environment within certain parameters (more on options for accomplishing this later) or you could void your warranty.

So CALL US  AT 02 801.3431 x 401 to service your instrument regularly, and pay attention if he/she recommends taking steps to balance the climate in and around the piano. The piano has thousands of finely regulated moving parts and yet is designed to support literally tons of tension from those roughly 230 strings. Take good care of it and you should experience many years of enjoyment.