It is important to get quality piano tuning done every now and then to ensure that your piano is always in top condition. Learning how to play a piano that is out of tune will impede your playing experience, because it is difficult to play notes perfectly and it is annoying to listen to lingering notes caused by defective strings and hammers. If you find that your musical instrument is out of tune, I advise that you search for a qualified piano tuner in your area to fine tune it as soon as possible. Looking for a tuner can be time consuming especially if you decide to use the local business directory. Fortunately, you can use other more effective ways to obtain some of the best piano tuners in town.
Not in this particular order, you can get recommendations from the following resources:
• Music schools, academies or universities
• Local churches with effervescent music program – spend a few minutes talking to the organist or the music director, as it should give you an idea as to how they look after their musical instruments
• Local dealers that sell high-end pianos
Find Local Orchestra in Your Area
If you have a local orchestra in your town, give them a call and ask who tunes their pianos. Most likely, they use only the best piano tuner in the neighborhood, as it is essential that all their musical instruments sound flawless at all times. While it can be relatively expensive to hire a highly qualified and experienced piano tuner, it is suffice to say that you will not be disappointed with his or her service. I believe in spending a little more than expected on a piano, as it can last a long time if taken care of.
Speak to Relatives, Friends and Colleagues
Talk to your relatives, friends and colleagues as well. Let them know that you need some expert Piano Tuning for your piano, because word of mouth is at times the best way to obtain contact details of Registered Piano Technicians or tuners. By talking to more people, you are likely to meet people who have had good experiences with certain piano tuners. It will be an added advantage if you come across a skilled pianist who can recommend his or her technician to tune your musical instrument.
Check Out Local Music Shops in Town
Once, I spoke to a client and I was curious as to where he found his piano tuner because he was awfully pleased with the tuner’s service. He told me that he managed to obtain the piano tuner’s contact details from a local music shop in his town. Thus, if you come across a music store in your town, my advice is that you should give it a chance and ask them for a few recommendations.
Once you have a few recommendations available to you, it is essential that you conduct research concerning each one of them. It will be a great idea to call local piano tuner associations to find out if any of the potential tuners is a member. In fact, you can also ask the association for some additional referrals. Any member of the association is usually a highly qualified person that is able to carry out Piano Tuning for musical instruments, because he or she has to go through a series of tests first, before becoming a qualified technician or tuner. These tests and examinations need to be passed in order to obtain a license to tune pianos.
How often do you get a qualified piano tuner in to look at your piano?