The primary reason why pianos need tuning would be variations in humidity that cause the soundboard to swell when humid and
shrink when dry. This will cause an increase or decrease in tension of the strings and alter the pitch. Also, stretching of the strings
over time (mostly when they are new) will result in a lower pitch.
The ideal environment for the piano is 42% humidity @ 68-72
degrees F to maintain tuning stability and to prolong the life of the instrument. A climate control system such as Dampp-Chaser for
the inside of your piano is both a humidifier and dehumidifier that automatically keeps the humidity at the optimum level throughout
the year and is highly recommended.
$65 for a single-pass tuning, $15 extra for pitch raise (likely needed if the last tuning has been more than two years).
No extra charge for small repairs or minor regulation (20-30 minutes worth) if already there for a tuning.
Piano questions answered at no charge.
Photography by Crystal Jean Schulz