The Piano Shop Bath has an experienced team of piano technicians that undertake piano tunings across Somerset and the surrounding counties. If you own a piano, you need to get your piano tuned at least twice a year. This usually coincides with the changing of seasons from cold to warm temparatures; the climate will always affect a piano’s tuning, as moisture in the air incrementally causes the wood in a piano to expand, and then contract when it warms up. This just a natural part of the cycle of any instrument that is made from wood. The tuning pins that hold the piano strings in place are screwed into a piece of hardwood called a pinblock, and of course being made of wood it is subject to expansion and contraction like any other wood.
Piano tuning is important for maintaining the the instrument’s correct tuning and tension in the strings, and it is nearly always more work to tune a piano that is severely out of tune by several semitones. By getting your piano tuned twice a year, you can ensure the tuner has an easier job to do when they arrive. So there is great importance attached to tuning your piano, and spread out over the course of the year it comes at very little cost. The Piano Shop Bath carries out piano tunings for customers all over Somerset and the UK, so if it has been a while for your piano, give us a ring and we’ll gladly arrange for one of our technicians to come and visit.