Volunteer Piano

SPRING TIME IS HERE!

And that means it is the PERFECT time to have your piano tuned!

One of the most important aspects of piano care is keeping your piano in tune. Changes in temperature and humidity are the number one reason pianos go out of tune. In the winter, there is an extreme lack of humidity, as opposed to the summer where there is an abundance of humidity in the air. Therefore, the best time to tune your piano is during the spring and fall, where there is a happy medium between low and high humidity levels. When you have your piano tuned when humidity levels are average, your piano will be more stable and the tuning will last longer.

How do temperature and humidity affect your piano?
After winter, especially with the weather patterns we have seen in East Tennessee, your piano is use to a really cold and dry environment. Cold weather and lack of humidity cause the wood in the piano to contract, especially the holes in the pinblock; and the stability of the pins in the pinblock are what keep your piano in tune! Now that the weather is getting warmer, the wood inside your piano is expanding due to the rising temperature and humidity. This causes the pins to slip which decreases the tension of the strings, causing a drop in pitch. We want to help you increase the longevity of your beloved musical instrument! Let us keep your piano sounding beautiful by contacting us today to schedule your spring tuning.

Call us at 865-765-TUNE (8863)
or email us at info.volunteerpiano.com