Welcome to Piano Tuning & Repair!
The piano is a beautiful and versatile instrument, and perfect for beginning musicians. It does require periodic tuning and repair that must be done by a professional, and we at String Sound Studios can provide that too!
Our Piano Services:
Special Offers for Piano Tuning Customers:
- Discounts on multiple tunings
- Special rates on introductory lessons (valid for your first 4 lessons; new students only)
- Advice and guidance for purchasing new and used pianos
Areas of Service:
- All of Long Island (Suffolk and Nassau Counties)
- All of New York City
- Some other select parts of the Tri-State region (call for details)
Frequently Asked Questions
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Changes in the weather will make the wood and other materials in the piano expand and contract. This changes the tension on the strings inside the piano, and they can therefore go out of tune. Because the two biggest factors responsible for this are temperature and humidity, we recommend that you get your piano tuned at least twice a year: once in the spring and once in the fall.
There are over 200 strings inside of a piano, and those strings are under up to 25,000lbs of tension. They are attached to the rest of the piano with tuning pins that must be adjusted with a special wrench and a lot of care and attention. Piano tuners have many, many hours of training to manage this delicate process, and employing a good piano tuner will ensure that your piano sounds beautiful when they are done!
The piano tuner may need to perform a service called regulation, which involves adjusting certain internal parts to make sure the keys remain responsive and in good working order. Additionally, the felt on the hammers (the parts that strike the strings) can wear out and cause the tone of the instrument to change, and so they will need to be periodically replaced. Like tuning, both of these processes should be performed by a professional, regularly throughout the life of a piano.
Keeping your piano in a climate-controlled room will help to keep it in tune and working properly between tunings. The ideal temperature range is 65-75F and the best humidity levels are between 35% and 55%. You should place your piano away from windows, as well as heating ducts or baseboards, since rapid changes in temperature will make your piano go out of tune much more quickly.
You can use a damp cotton cloth to wipe down the outside of your piano, as well as the keys. Consult the manufacturer to find out which type of polishes they recommend. Avoid aerosol sprays and any polish that contains silicone.