Why You Shouldn't Try To Tune Your Own Piano

Are you moving and will need space for your piano? Learn more about moving all your music and musical instruments.

Why You Shouldn't Try To Tune Your Own Piano

Why You Shouldn't Try To Tune Your Own Piano

31 July 2020
, Blog

If you own a piano, you probably know that it's important to keep it properly tuned. This helps you keep your piano in good condition, and it helps you ensure that your piano sounds its best. There are piano tuning services out there that can help you with this; typically, they will come to your home to tune your piano for you when you call to schedule an appointment. Instead of hiring one of these services, though, you might be thinking about tuning your piano yourself. This might not be a good idea, however, so you may want to go ahead and call a piano tuning service instead.

You Might Not Have the Right Tuning Equipment

First of all, if you have never tuned a piano before, there is a good chance that you don't have the proper tuning equipment. For example, you might not have a tuning wrench, rubber wedges, or felt strips. There is special software that can be used for piano tuning, and there is a good chance that you don't have this software, either. If you hire a piano tuning service instead of attempting to tune your own piano, then you don't have to worry about spending the money to purchase these items. Also, you don't have to worry about figuring out which piano tuning tools and equipment you should purchase, which can be tricky for a beginner.

It Might Not Sound Its Best

One of the main reason to have your piano tuned is to make sure that it sounds its best. If the tuning is not done by the right professional, however, you have to worry about it not sounding good at all. If you have your piano professionally tuned, on the other hand, you can make sure that it sounds great when you play.

It May Need to Be Re-Tuned Quickly

Even if you can tune your piano so that it sounds good, you might find that your piano will not hold its tune well for very long. A professional, on the other hand, should be able to tune the piano so that its tune will last for as long as possible.

You Could Damage Your Piano

It is possible to damage a piano when you are attempting to tune it, particularly if you aren't using the right tools for the job or if you don't really know what you are doing. You can avoid damaging your piano by relying on a professional to help you with tuning it instead.

About Me
A Cherished Christmas Gift

When I was a kid, my maternal grandparents spoiled me. I was their first grandchild. So, they showered me with affection and gifts whenever they got the opportunity to do so. When I was four-years-old, they bought me a piano for Christmas. Because my grandfather died when I was twelve-years-old, this piano has always been extremely special to me. Unfortunately, when I moved into my current home, I could not bring this beautiful instrument with me. My house was too small. Thankfully, my husband and I are planning a major addition to this tiny, brick home. When the construction is complete, I plan to move my piano from my parents’ house to my home. I can’t wait to make joyful music on this piano again. On this blog, I hope you will be inspired to play the music in your heart.