Routine piano tuning is essential to keeping it in top playing condition. Changes in weather affect the tension of the strings on the piano. Letting a piano fall out of tune will not only affect the sound, but can also cause other issues. Problems that arise for pianos that stay out of tune for a long time may lead to more expensive repairs. Don’t let this happen to your piano!
Our music academy locations regularly receive calls from people wanting to re-home their pianos free of charge. Many times these pianos are being kept in poor conditions and haven’t been tuned in many years. While it may seem like a good deal to get a free piano, it’s important to bear in mind the hidden costs. Firstly, the piano should never be moved by anyone besides a professional. Pianos are extremely heavy and it’s very easy to injure oneself from attempting to move a piano without the proper tools and knowledge of the instrument. Secondly, you may get the piano home only to find out that it has more issues than originally indicated by the owner. Be sure to have someone experienced play the piano prior to agreeing to bring it to your home.
If you’re looking for piano tuners in Metro Detroit, we recommend the following technicians:
Clem Fortuna – Clem tunes pianos and also offers service and restoration. He has serviced the Metro Detroit area since the 1970s. Clem is based on the east side in Grosse Pointe Park. See his website below for more information.
Jarrod Champion – Jarrod is piano tuner and performer based on the west end of Metro Detroit and has serviced our pianos for several years now. See his website for details.