Piano tuning first became a profession as the new ‘piano fortes’ grew in popularity during the early part of the 1800s. The process of tuning a piano is one that requires patience and attention to detail. Minute adjustments are made to the string tension to align the intervals between tones to bring the instrument into tune. An out of tune piano simply is not at its full potential of tone and sound.
Why Piano Tuning Is Necessary:
There are many factors that can cause a piano to go out of tune. Atmospheric change is a major reason pianos need tuning. Fluctuations in humidity affect the pitch and sound of a piano. High humidity causes a wooden soundboard and action parts to swell and stretch while a swing to low humidity has the opposite effect. Tuning pins can also loosen which affects string tension and results in an unstable piano. Normal use will also cause a piano to slowly creep out of tune. When played regularly the normal stress of playing will result in an out of tune piano. And the more you play, the more your piano will need tuning. This is why professional musicians have their pianos tuned more frequently than the average pianist.
Detrimental Effects of an Out of Tune Piano:
As a proud owner of a piano, you naturally want your piano to sound its absolute best. A properly tuned piano is an instrument that invites one to play and which brings out the best in the player, regardless of their skill level. Playing an out of tune piano distracts from the enjoyment and satisfaction you receive from playing a properly tuned piano. Piano tuning is necessary for keeping your instrument in good condition and for making sure it plays at its true full potential. Having your piano tuned regularly will also allow the technician to do a vital assessment of your instrument to see if any repairs or additional maintenance is required.
Why Choose Chupp’s Pianos for Piano Tuning:
Master piano technician Dennis Chupp has served as the head technician/tuner for the University of Notre Dame and is currently the head technician for Goshen College’s Music Department. With decades of experience as a professional concert tuner, Dennis and the rest of the Chupp’s Pianos team possess the expert ability to know what to listen for and how to tune every type of piano. Our piano tuning services have been utilized by numerous concert venues across the United States and we can assist you, regardless of what type of piano you have.
If you are interested in our Southern Michigan and Northern Indiana piano tuning services, we invite you to drop by and visit us at our New Paris, IN rebuilding facility and piano showroom. You can also reach us via telephone at 574-831-5820 or by completing our contact form online. Whether you are in South Bend, Elkhart, Goshen or anywhere else in the Michiana area, get in touch with us to schedule a piano tuning appointment.
Contact us today for more information on our professional concert level piano tuning services and set up a tuning appointment. We are ready to serve your piano needs.