5 Signs Your Piano Needs Tuning

A perfectly tuned piano sounds beautiful, but even the highest quality piano requires regular tuning to maintain correct pitch.

Here are five signs that your piano may need a tuning in Adelaide.

  1. Pitch Discrepancies: If you notice that certain notes sound off-key or out of tune compared to others, it’s a clear indication that your piano needs tuning. Pitch discrepancies can arise due to changes in Adelaide seasons, humidity, or simply regular wear and tear on the strings.
  2. Frequent Use: Pianos that are played regularly, in a home setting or on stage, are more susceptible to going out of tune. If you’re practicing on your piano daily or using it for performances, it’s important to schedule regular tuning sessions every six to 12 months.
  3. Sticky Keys: Sticky keys can indicate underlying issues with the piano’s internal mechanisms. While they may not always be directly related to tuning, they can be a symptom of neglect or improper maintenance, which can impact the overall tuning stability of the instrument. Having your piano tuned regularly is one of the best ways to pick up any potential issues before they become a problem.
  4. Dull Sound: If your piano isn’t sounding as bright and vibrant as it used to, then it’s a good time to schedule a tuning and have it checked over. Over time the strings can start to sound muted lack clarity and depth, but your piano might just need a tune and some maintenance to the hammers that hit the strings.
  5. Rust or Corrosion: If you find any rust or corrosion on the strings of your piano, it’s a good idea to have it professionally checked. Rusty strings can not only affect the tuning stability but also produce unwanted buzzing or rattling noises during play.

If your piano isn’t sounding as great as it once did, then it’s a perfect time to Get in touch and book your next piano tuning.