AMH Piano Tuning

Frequently Asked Questions

How much would you charge for your services?

Piano Tuning Prices

My costs for piano tuning are £70 for a fine tuning. Piano pitch raise: £130. Price for charitable organisations, schools, churches, students and people who are over 65 years young £65. Further discounts for where there are more than one piano.

Piano Removal Prices

Depending on steps and access to ones property, prices range from £120, this cost is for a standard upright piano, within ten miles travel distance between addresses.

Piano Servicing Prices

Half day: £280

Full day: £390

Special Offer

AMH Piano services are proud to announce a one off free tuning to charitable organisations. Please contact for further details – quoting access code "Tuning Fork"

how often should i have my piano tuned?

Piano manufacturers suggest one should have their piano tuned every six months, to keep your instrument sounding perfectly in tune and on concert pitch.

As a traditionally trained piano tuner, I use a tuning fork to check the pitch of the piano. I have gained the skill to tune your instrument purely by ear, having trained for three years to a very high standard (Diploma AEWVH, M.I.M.I.T.), qualification details on home page.

why does my piano go out of tune?

The primary reason the piano goes out of tune – change of pitch, is due to contraction and expansion of the strings. Reason for this is temperature variation - atmospheric variations, particularly humidity. When the tension in a string changes, the pitch will also change, resulting in a note that is out of tune. Tuning pins can lose tension and slip, thus allowing movement of the strings effecting the tuning of the piano.

Could you tell me a bit more about piano removal?

Moving a piano is a specialist job! I would suggest not moving your piano yourself for many reasons, as the actual size and weight of the instrument needs to be handled with care. Also, the piano has many moving parts which could suffer damage during transit. Our professional removal team have the working knowledge and equipment to safely move your musical investment, while also being fully insured and DBS checked.

What is piano servicing?

Piano servicing is the process of making adjustments to the action inside of the piano.

Regulating the piano Keys and Action.
This enables the technician to change the touch, consistency and physical performance of your instrument. There are many moving parts within the piano which from time to time will need attention, regulating and/or servicing due to wear and tear. This process is like having an MOT on a car, helping to keep your piano performing and responding to its full potential.

how do I clean my piano keys?

Try using a piece of clean cheesecloth lightly dampened with water to clean the keys. Make sure any excess water is quickly removed to ensure water does not run between the piano keys. When cleaning the exterior of the piano, follow the instructions above, again, with a soft dry cloth remove excess moisture from the piano case work. If the piano has a wood finish, always wipe in the direction of the grain. This will help to remove any build-up of dust. Internal cleaning can be carried out at the time of appointment, if and when required.

is my piano sensitive to climatic change?

Your piano is sensitive to climatic change. If possible, avoid positioning your piano in the path of a radiator. Be aware of air conditioning systems and heating vents. Avoid direct sunlight as this may bleach the case finish and expand the metal strings causing the piano to go out of tune.

what is piano voicing?

Piano Voicing is the process in which the hammers are either made softer or harder to create the tone when playing the piano. Soft hammer heads will help to produce a more mellow tone, and a harder hammer head will create a brighter sound to your piano. Should you wish the tone to be changed, please mention at the time of making an appointment.

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Office: 020 3685 5083

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