As a piano teacher, I have been asked this question many times. The short answer is sooner than later!
If your piano gets normal use in your home, every six months is a good rule of thumb...once a year at the very least. I usually schedule my tunings right after the season changes. Since pianos are "breathing" instruments, they are affected by changes in temperature and moisture. Therefore, I usually wait until the heat comes on in the fall and the air conditioning comes on in the spring. With that said, ANYTIME is better than no time!!!!! The longer you go without tuning, the harder it is for the piano to hold its tune.
WHO SHOULD I GET TO TUNE MY PIANO?
1. Make sure your technician is a Registered Piano Technician
2. Ask your local piano stores, piano teachers, and friends for recommendations.
The best source is a happy customer.
3. A good technician gets booked up in advance so don't wait until right before that Christmas party!
SHOULD I GET MY PIANO TUNED EVEN IF IT IS NEVER PLAYED?
I'll leave this one for the experts because I don't think you'll take my word for it! Here is what a local technician has to say on that subject!
Why Does My Piano Need Tuning?
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