Most piano manufacturers recommend 4 times per year, or once per season. However, tuning frequencies can range from once per year for a home piano that is not used much, to once per day (or more!) for a heavily used Concert Grand. The tuning frequency that’s right for your particular situation is dependent on several factors:
- The age and condition of your piano
- Where your piano is placed in the home or room
- The number of hours per week the piano is played
- The level of expertise of the pianist
- What the piano is used for
YOUR TUNING SCHEUDLE
Your Piano Technician can help you decide what the best tuning schedule is for you. Most home pianos should be tuned at least twice per year in order to keep it “in tune”, while a piano teachers piano may require tuning every other month. The worst thing you can do is let it get so far “out of tune” that the pitch drops below A-440 (Standard Pitch). When this happens, several tunings in quick succession may be required to re-stabilize the piano, and no real longterm savings is realized.
A piano that is tuned regularly will stay in tune between tunings. A piano that does not get regular service will never really stabilize, and will go out of tune within weeks or even days after a tuning. This can be frustrating to the player and the “check-writer”. Avoid this scenario by following your Piano Technician’s advice.