Tuning, Moving and Storage

Tobias Hamilton with Franz Mohr, chief concert technician for Steinway & Sons from 1968 to 1992.
Tobias Hamilton with Franz Mohr, chief concert technician for Steinway & Sons from 1968 to 1992.

Tuning

The approximate 220 strings on your piano exerts 40,000 pounds of tension on the plate and frame, and 600 pounds of downbearing on the bridges and soundboard. Seasonal changes in the humidity as well as the normal continual decrease of static tension, causes all pianos to go out of tune.

Depending on where you live, the amount of humidity change from season to season, the quality and condition of your piano and how much the piano is played, your piano could need tuning two to four times yearly.

During each service call we will check and tighten pinblock bolts, check and adjust pedals, check and tighten the bench bolts and inspect your piano for repairs and adjustments that might be needed or recommended.

Moving

Moving furniture and moving a piano are two different things. It is always best to have a professional piano mover move your piano carefully. We have moved pianos since 1985 in South Florida. We are insured and provide complete moving service.

Storage

It is always best to store your piano in a climate controlled storage facility. We provide complete storage services as long as you need it.

U2 concert stage at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL with tuning provided by Hamilton Piano Company.
U2 concert stage at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL with tuning provided by Hamilton Piano Company.

Concert Tuning & Regulating

Because the requirements artists place on performance instruments are more critical, concert pianos have service needs beyond those of the average piano. We provide the exacting service concert artists demand.