order to get the whole experience of enjoyment when your piano
is played, you must keep it always well maintained and tuned.
These services are provided to you by a qualified tuner and technician,
whose role in preserving your instrument and advising you about
what should do to care for it could save you hundreds of dollars
in the long run: to rebuild a poorly preserved piano is much more
expensive than a good regular servicing.
pianos tend to go out of tune much faster during the settling
period of their lives. After that first warranty tuning, you will
probably need to have it tuned three more times during the first
year. They also require to be used as much as possible so it settles
time, after the piano settles (adapts itself to the environment),
and its materials reach their “maturity”, the tuning
will hold longer.
example: For an average family piano two tunings a year
(or once every six months) are recommended. However,
it may vary depending on your piano, its environment, and the
use you give to it. On the other hand, a concert piano, in addition
to its regular maintenance, must be tuned before every presentation,
and sometimes even during a pause within the performance.
further, every piano manufacturer has standards as of materials,
designing and building procedures that give different requirements
of maintenance to its instruments. In the Technical Bulletin “What
manufacturers have to say“, published by the Piano Technicians