How Long Should A Maine Piano Tuning Last

It is really difficult to say how long a Maine piano tuning will last. A lot of it will depend on the age of the piano as well as how often it is used. If it is a newer piano then it will need to be tuned more often. A new piano will need be tuned every 3 to 9 months for the first two to four years. After that it will be need to be tuned less often. After a piano is about four years old it tends to hold on to it's tuning for a lot longer period of time.

How often a piano is tuned is often determined on how much it is played. If you own a piano training studio then you will need your piano tuned a lot more often than a piano that is just played occasionally. If your piano is being played a lot every day then it will more than likely need to be tuned once every three months.

Pianos are usually tuned to the A440 concert pitch. If the piano's pitches drops then it will need to be tuned again in order to restore it to it's praise pitch.

Because Maine weather has such extremes it may be need to tune the piano more often. Humidly greatly affects if and when a piano needs to be tuned. Depending on the time of year Maine's humidly level can go through great swings. If at all possible keep your piano in a place in your house where it is not affected by humidity levels outside.

Maine piano tuning is an important part of keeping your piano tuned so that it can and will play well for many years to come. If you have any questions please feel free to let me know.

The cities Steve Cates does piano repair in includes Waterville, Augusta, Bangor and Portland. Please contact him if you have questions.

Service Price
Hourly standard charge $100 first hour/ $80/hr for second hour + parts
Grand hammer shaping, complete regulation and tone building process for pianos that had not had the strings previously 'bedded' $2700
Restringing $1500 to $2000 depending on size
Standard Tuning (and minor work) $120 to $160
Move pianos in and out of state Contact For Price
Major Pitch Adjustment $40
Complete action regulation $240
Full disassembly and cleaning $80
Appraisals $80
Evaluations $80

  • Stephen C. Cates
  • Independent Steinway Factory-Trained Piano Technician
  • Trained by Scott Jones
  • By invitation of Michael Moore
  • iPh 207-944-3096
  • secates@fairpoint.net

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Steve Cates has been tuning and moving piano's for the last 35 years in the state of Maine. He is a Steinway Factory-Trained Technician. He is well recommended by many past and present clients. He is covered with business insurance.