Tuning Pianos

Robert Adams tunes all types of pianos and occasionally harpsichords. Most of his work is restricted to upright and grand pianos.

He uses the Equal Temperament which is standard, (although it is possible, particularly with the use of modern technology, to tune your piano to an historic temperament).

Where possible, your piano is tuned to the international standard A440 Hertz - this was set in 1939 at an international conference held in London. In all cases an assessment has to be made as to whether your piano will tune to A440, but every effort is made to raise your piano to this pitch.

 

Tuning an upright piano
Tuning an upright piano
  • Apollo long view action
  • Taking up lost motion
  • Apollo bass end action and keyboard
  • Regulating set  offs
  • Grand keyboard recovered keytops

Whilst tuning Robert will also assess your piano for any repairs or adjustments that may be necessary. Many minor adjustments can be made on tuning, but more extensive work will be advised upon as the situation arises.

Robert trained to tune aurally whilst at college between 1984-87. This training has stood him in good stead; with the advances of computer technology, he now also uses the Verituner - professional piano tuning technology to assist in tuning your piano... but professional software alone is not enough. As with most things, there is more to tuning pianos than meets the eye,(or ear!) Good unisons and setting the pin still requires training and years of experience.