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Our Certified Piano Technicians guarantee our tunings based on your pianos condition. Our technicians not only tune by strobe, but by ear and playing your piano afterwards in order to ensure the most-accurate tuning possible.

Our Services & Tunings

Mike setting up the regulation for a Grand Piano

Piano Tunings
Understanding sound by playing and by tuning by ear is necessary to custom tune every piano, for every piano is different and always cannot be tuned the same. There are five different ways to tune:
  1. Chipping tuning: to raise an even out a piano to A-440 (concert pitch)

  2. Standard tuning: to make it sound its best for as long as possible. Also known as Modern Well tuning.

Mike Makkreel - The Piano Doctor

  1. Hard tuning: Is done to hold a solid tuning on temperamental pianos or concert pianos. ( Keys are struck harder during this type of tuning. This tuning takes more time.

  2. Historic Tuning: was done in the days of Mozart, Beethoven. Chopin the thirds in the tuning are more in balance and divided through out the tuning . This type of tuning is not done too often anymore. In today's tuning the thirds are more uneven, and it is considered the standard way. Click here for more information

  3. Stretch Tuning: is done mostly for Jazz and professional Piano players. More movement and stretch are accounted for in order to settle or set the tunings quality of tone. (Similar to Hard Tuning).

Quick tips
  • Make sure to have your piano checked once a year to keep your piano healthy, or it may need a major house call from the Doctor. Always best to have the piano checked yearly.
  • New pianos should be 'prepped' (Regulated, checked over, tuned to A440) before they leave the show room. If you are not happy with a new piano after delivery, let it settle down for a while and bring up any issues with the technician when he comes to do the first tuning (usually within a few weeks of delivery).
  • As with anything mechanical, a piano will wear out, go out of adjustment over the months and years and will need remedial work once in a while. For a domestic piano this may be as little as minor regulation and toning every few years, in fact some good tuners do this work each time they come to tune your piano.
  • A Piano Technician and a Piano tuner are very different from each other based on their certified level and experience. Where they received their training and how much they know and how many they tune a week cannot only increase your odds of achieving the best tuning, but also repair your piano properly when needed.
  • WARNING: There are many uncertified/untrained piano tuners in the piano tuning industry. It is important to select a certified technician in order to ensure the longevity of both the tuning and your piano.