Turn to John Caterino Piano Service for precise piano tuning in Oxnard, CA. As an experienced piano tuner, John has the solid technique, state-of-the-art equipment, and expertise to ensure your beloved instrument plays at perfect pitch.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Exactly Is Piano Tuning, and How Is It Done?
Piano tuning involves adjusting the tension of more than 200 strings so that each one plays harmoniously with the others. Each string is attached to a hitch pin on one end while the other is wrapped around a tuning pin. With the help of a piano tuner, each string is adjusted perfectly to reach the desired pitch for the piano player.
Why Does a Piano Get Out of Tune?
There are many reasons why a piano gets off-pitch, but some of the most common issues include the following:
Changes in Materials
Age of the Instrument
How Often Should a Piano Be Tuned?
The frequency of piano tuning depends on the condition and quality of the instrument, the environment where it is kept, and the needs of the player(s). Most manufacturers recommend tuning a new piano three to four times the first year and one to two times a year after that.
Some pianos are tuned as little as once every few years, while others require tuning every four to six weeks. Pianos used for concert performances or studio recordings are tuned before every event, while for pianos that rarely get played, the absolute minimum maintenance is once a year.
Call Us for Piano Tuning Services
Entrust the piano tuning work to our experienced technician, and have peace of mind knowing that you are dealing with an industry professional. John offers piano tuning and repair in and beyond:
Call today to schedule or learn more about our piano services. We look forward to serving you soon.