Steinway & Sons advice on maintaining their handcrafted pianos:
Your Steinway piano was tuned many times before it left our factory. It was tuned to and should be maintained at A-440 pitch. This is the internationally accepted standard and the standard for which all Steinway pianos are engineered. Unfortunately, no matter how expertly a piano is tuned, atmospheric variations and the nature of the piano's construction constantly conspire to bring it off pitch. Your Steinway has been designed and built so that in normal use and under normal conditions it should need only periodic tuning. We recommend that your technician be called at least three or four times a year. You, however, are the final judge and should have the piano tuned as often as you think necessary. To put the matter of tuning into perspective, remember that a concert piano is tuned before every performance, and a piano in a professional recording studio, where it is in constant use, is tuned three or four times each week as a matter of course. Tuning is an art practiced by skilled professionals and under no circumstances should anyone other than a professional be allowed to tune your Steinway piano.
Call or text 704-754-8655 to schedule an appointment.
• Tuning (A-440Hz Standard Pitch): $165
• Pitch Raise: $50
• Piano Appraisal: $125
• Regulation and Voicing: Estimated
• Audio Engineering Recording/Editing: $100/hr
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