Like almost every instrument, a piano needs to be tuned from time to time. Thankfully not as often as a guitar or a violin or I’d be broke in no time and you’d be paying ridiculous tuition fees to learn from me. Pianos mostly need a tuning twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring when the temperatures are changing. I had mine tuned a little late but in December I had the tuner come in and make a few adjustments. I had never actually seen a baby grand get tuned before but it was really fascinating to watch him at work!

He actually pulled the entire keyboard out, hammers and all!

20151218_090340

Here’s what happens when you actually press a key on the keyboard. I pressed down an ‘F’ and the corresponding hammer moved up. If it had been inside the piano you would have seen it hit the strings. I just think its really cool to see all the mechanics in this way! :)

20151218_090410 20151218_090434

20151218_090332 20151218_090355

See all the knobs? The tuner has to adjust almost every single one of them to tune this piano. You can only imagine how long that takes!

20160218_105137

The piano definitely sounded a whole lot better after he was done with it! Come join my studio, and you can find out just how great it sounds. :)