Piano Tuning

Is your piano sounding flat?

All pianos need tuning which is the adjustment of each individual string’s tension so that they vibrate at frequencies that give the correct pitch. If you keep your piano tuned regularly, it will prevent the pitch from dropping flat and your piano will remain more stable over the long term. And let’s face it, there’s no pleasure in playing a piano that’s out of tune!

The best way to look after your piano is to tune it regularly. We recommend that you tune your piano every six to twelve months. If you play a lot you may even need to tune it more often.

When we tune your piano we’ll also give it a thorough inspection and identify any possible problems before they occur. This pro-active approach may save you a lot of money as small problems can be easily and quickly fixed. Plus all our work is fully guaranteed.

John Borsje is recognised in the industry as one of Australia’s leading piano technicians. The extensive repair workshop at Piano Gallery plus over 30 years experience with pianos has proven a solid training ground for his work. He is also a member of the Victorian Piano Tuners and Technicians Guild, a status which only the most professional tuners and technicians can earn through a series of training and examination.

So if your piano needs tuning, regulation, voicing or other repairs, please call John to discuss. Just pick up the phone and call us on 0414 558 969 to arrange a tuning time or an obligation free quote. Alternatively, fill in our contact form and we’ll be in touch.

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Is there a difference between a piano tuner and a piano technician?

Yes, there is a big difference.

A tuner knows how to tune a piano but that is probably the extent of their expertise. It’s a bit like you would know how to tune up your car and keep it running smoothly. However for larger jobs, you will require a technician or mechanic who understands all the parts of the engine. This is the role of the piano technician. All technicians can tune pianos but they also perform regulation, voicing, repairs and some can rebuild and restore pianos. Some tuners are better than others, as some technicians are better than others.

Read more about Piano Gallery’s piano restoration services or watch John’s interview on Inside Business for more details on his work as a piano technician.

View John’s Interview