About Mark, your local piano tuner
The benefits of professional tuning
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Your piano, like a guitar or violin, has strings stretched over a wooden soundboard. This wooden soundboard expands and contracts as the humidity levels in the room change. So a piano, which typically has more than 200 highly tensioned strings pressing down on a thin sheet of pine, is going to drift out of tune. Therefore ideally a piano should be tuned three times per year for optimum performance. Although usually once per year will suit most pianists' requirements.
Identifying moth or woodworm, which could cause thousands of pounds worth of damage.
Maintaining the pitch of the piano so that you are in perfect tune with other instruments/CDs etc.
Checking for damp, mould and rusty strings, developing splits in the soundboard, or cracks in the iron frame.
Monitoring the wear of the felts and leathers in the action, hammers, dampers etc.
Keep to concert pitch.
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I can arrange a regular tuning service for any kind of piano that suits both your schedule and budget. I can also take care of one-off tuning before concerts and recitals. Plus, if you've noticed an issue with your piano, or if I discover one during tuning, don't worry. I'm fully trained in piano repairs and can help for a very reasonable price. I can also offer free maintenance advice over the phone.