Piano Tuning Los Angeles
-Tuning a piano, when you really start to break it down into its component parts, is an amazing feat. Making tiny movements to compel over 235 individual strings—between thirty and forty thousand pounds of held tension, depending on the piano—to be in precise, stable, musical and highly individualized, custom relationship to each other, and to stay that way for as long as possible while being pounded repeatedly by blows from a compact, resilient, springy, aerodynamic hammer.
Furthermore, this seemingly Herculean task needs to be done in a 60-to-90-minute time frame. And repeated two or three or more times that same day, on different pianos, that each require a slightly different approach and protocol to sound their best.
Tuning a piano is entering the world of the instrument’s sound, surrendering to the frequencies and the feeling of the tones. When this is done with full attention, it’s like the tuner enters a light trance state—“the zone’ that athletes talk about—and the work becomes exciting and challenging, deeply satisfying.
The really good tuners all look very peaceful and engaged when they tune; very fluid movements, a tremendous atmosphere of relaxed concentration.
When you engage the team of artisans at David Andersen Pianos,
This is the standard of work you can expect whether your piano is a concert instrument or an honest upright. We do our best, each and every time.