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Why Tune Your Piano?

posted Mar 23, 2012, 4:18 PM by Arnold Klingler   [ updated Jan 7, 2019, 6:18 PM ]

I'm often asked, "Why should I have my piano tuned, no one seems to play it?"

My first response is always the most obvious, if you keep the instrument in tune it will be more attractive to someone to play. An out of tune piano will drive a player away from it.

However, there's more to it than that. A piano requires regular maintenance, it is constantly moving, moving out of tune. If left go too long, the piano will require more than one tuning just to get it sounding right. When an instrument is forgotten for many years, the relaxed tension on the strings can do damage to the piano, often splitting (cracking) the soundboard, or splitting the bridging.

Keeping it simple, if the piano sounds good, people will want to play it.