Piano Tuning And Repair

Complete Piano Service

When we are not moving pianos we are enganged in piano tuning and repair throughout the DFW area. Our philosophy in piano service is to treat every instrument as if it were on the concert stage. Therefore Stairway Pianos was built upon making the most out of every piano and every situation. During a piano tuning one must often improvise to get the best results for a client. We get the best sound and touch that we can from each instrument by understanding pianos inside and out. My goal is to help you make the best decisions when purchasing or maintaining a piano.

There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres” – Pythagoras

Dallas Piano Tuning

Serving The DFW Area With The Highest Attention To Detail And Customer Satisfaction

Piano tuning is a difficult skill to master. It takes years of experience to acquire the ability to do it well.  A piano is an inharmonic instrument. This means that the intervals (thirds, fourths, fifths, etc.) are not tuned pure, but are tuned tempered. The most common form of tempered piano interval tuning is known as equal temperament.  After a piano tuner understands equal temperament, he or she must then acquire a physical coordination with their arm and tuning hammer. This is known as tuning hammer technique. Becoming a professional piano technician is much like becoming a professional artist or singer. Artists are able to use their hands to paint a masterpiece. Singers are able to control their vocal abilities allowing a pleasant performance for their audience.  A professional piano technician is able to restore a piano to its maximum potential as a music producing instrument.

Most manufacturers recommend that pianos be tuned twice a year.   A new piano requires a minimum of three to four tunings in the first year to compensate for the breaking in and stretching of the new piano strings.  Pianos that are not tuned for more than a year often require a pitch raise before they can receive a tuning that will be stable at A440 pitch.