Piano Tuning and Repair in Auckland, New Zealand
With training from New York and Florida, I have been tuning pianos for over 10 years. Unlike some tuners, I combine electronic strobe tuning and tuning by ear which result in better sounding instruments that accommodate pitch inconsistencies and flaws.
“Justin was fabulous at tuning our piano. He takes great pride in his work and his ear is so fine tuned, that he can tell when it’s not quite right and works to make it perfect! He is thorough and very professional, and we have been very sad to see him leave Bloomington. Omaha pianists take note: he is a gem!” – Ashley Inselman
“Justin was very easy to communicate with, on time, and did a fantastic job. I have had a lot of piano tuners and I highly recommend Justin.” – John Swihart
“Justin was very prompt and proficient! Our piano had not been tuned for many years and several keys were out of tune quite badly. He did a fantastic job of getting it to sound great again. Would definitely recommend!” – 1st Pentecostal Church, Bloomfield
“Justin did a beautiful job tuning our piano. He took great care in the work, and did it at a very reasonable price. I recommend him to those who need a tuner. We are extremely pleased!” – Brianna Bell
“A lovely experience… Justin tuned my grandmother’s piano which had been in storage for a very long time. Not only does it sound beautiful now, Justin’s glorious playing during the tuning was completely enjoyable.” – Mary Furlong
“Justin is awesome! Friendly and professional. Did a great job tuning our piano. Highly recommend him and his work.” – Elan Rajamani
“Justin Bird did a great job in my baby grand and really recommend his work, he is also an excellent pianist, which helps a lot while communicating problems on the instrument.” – Daniel Inamorato dos Santos
“Tuned my baby grand and my mother’s spinet. Be ready to hear some beautiful playing while he tunes. I will be getting all of my future tunings from Justin.” – Richard Hasselburg
“Excellent service. Justin tuned our piano beautifully. He is very professional and a pleasure to work with. I definitely recommend him.” – Laura Scheper
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FAQ: How can I ensure a stable, long lasting piano tuning?
Pianos should be tuned twice per year. By controlling changes and extremes in humidity your piano will hold a tune longer, and the instrument will last longer. Maintain as consistent a temperature in your home as possible, don’t move your piano after it’s been tuned, and play your piano frequently.
A safe humidity range for a piano is around 30 – 50% (although some would say 35-45). For a church that is mostly unoccupied during the week, optimal temperature settings would be not lower than 50 deg. in the winter, and not higher than 80 deg. in the summer. The best control of humidity can be achieved by installing a humidity control system like Life Saver. Other changes or extremes in humidity can be affected by placing the piano:
- On an inside wall with 3-4 inches of space between the wall
- Away from windows and direct sunlight
- Away from heating and air conditioning vents
- A good distance from a fireplace, stove, or heater.
- Away from an outside door.
- Not on concrete slab or brick, unless placed on a rug.
- Not in a damp basement, screened porch, garden room or kitchen.
After assessing climate and placement, then there are other issues that could be causing the tuning to go out. Apart from the most common cause of a loose tuning pin, there are occasional problems related to string friction, false beats, and poor rendering at the capo and bridge. A registered technician is needed to help with these problems.
Piano Tuning and Repair for $120 in Omaha, Nebraska