Piano Service Department
Expert piano tuning & technical service by our on staff piano technicians.
Piano tuning service available by our on staff piano technicians. We service all of Oakland County, Washtenaw County, and surrounding regions. Call to make an appointment today.
Has your piano not been tuned for an extended period of time? Bring your piano back to pitch for standard A440 tuning. Call 877-977-4266 for more info.
Our on-staff piano technicians can help service your piano. Services include voicing, regulation, restoration, appraisal, cleaning, and all aspects of tuning.
Piano Restoration & Rebuilding
We restore pre-owned concert grands to make them like new. Including Steinways, Baldwins, Yamaha grands and more.
Meet Richard Cromwell, Our Technical Director
Richard is responsible for the care, maintenance and “fine tuning” of an outstanding collection of acoustic grand and vertical pianos for PianoNation, a national piano wholesaler and distributor. He also consults on player piano technology and pianos of all makes and models.
Nationwide & Worldwide Experience:
The Curtis Institute (Philadelphia, PA), The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX), Capitol Records (Los Angeles, CA), The Colburn School (Los Angeles, CA), The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), The Royal Academy of Music (Toronto), The Montreal Conservatory of Music (Montreal), McGill University (Toronto), SUNY Fredonia (Fredonia, NY), Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL), and many more of the world’s leading universities, conservatories, symphonies, recording studios, and private piano rebuilders.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I tune my piano?
Piano manufactures recommend tuning a piano every six months or more often depending on use and demand. Pianos that are tuned often require very little change in over-all tension of the piano. This one fact helps produce solid and stable tunings, and will help prevent the pitch from dropping.
How long does a piano tuning appointment take?
On average it takes 45 minutes-1 hour to tune a piano. Pitch correction and repairs will add more time.
Can you tune at pitches other than A440?
Standard tuning is A440. We can tune to any pitch if desired by the client.
Does moving throw a piano out of tune?
Physically moving a piano has a small impact on the tuning stability but more importantly, the change in environment that takes place during a move will impact its tuning. The difference between the temperature and humidity level of both environments will cause a piano to go out of tune. It is highly recommended that a piano be tuned 2 weeks- 1 month after a move to allow the piano to stabilize in its new environment.
What the best time of year to tune a piano?
Piano tuning is a maintenance program that helps stabilize the instrument. It should be done routinely every 6 months. In that way, there is no wrong time or season to tune. If the environment where the piano is kept is stable then the seasonal changes will have zero to a minimal impact. The best way to keep your environment stable is by humidifying during the cold winter months. For more info call us today.