Why should I contract with Charlottesville Piano Company to tune my piano?
Because we’ve been tuning, voicing and repairing pianos for over a hundred years! We’re the most experienced piano tuning company in Virginia. Our tuners have an average of over twenty-five years of experience each, and many have college degrees in piano tuning and technician work.
How do I schedule a piano tuning with Charlottesville Piano Company?
Simply call us at 434-296-8886, or email a request to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll call you!
How much does a tuning cost?
A basic tuning is $150 to $160.
How soon after calling can I get my piano tuned?
Usually there is a two-to-three week wait. Emergency tunings are available, but the fee is higher.
What if I have sticky keys or other minor repairs?
Our tuners/technicians can easily handle most minor repairs in your home or facility.
How often should I get my piano tuned?
Most manufacturers and tuner/technicians recommend twice a year. Brand new pianos should be tuned three to four times a year for the first year, then twice a year thereafter.
How should I maintain my piano between tunings?
Here’s what the Piano Tuners and Technicians Guild recommends:
“Because your piano contains materials such as wood and felt, it is subject to change with climatic conditions. Extreme swings from hot to cold or dry to wet cause its materials to swell and contract, affecting tone, pitch and action response of touch. You can reduce the severity of these effects by placing your piano near a wall away from windows or doors which are opened frequently. Avoid heating and air conditioning vents, fireplaces and areas which receive direct sunlight. Your piano will perform best under consistent conditions neither too wet or dry, optimally at a temperature of 68 degrees F and 42 percent relative humidity. ” In addition, we strongly advise that one never places a piano in the same room with a wood stove.