How often should my piano be tuned?

Most piano manufacturers recommend that you have your piano serviced at least twice a year. Steinway & Sons recommends that you have your piano serviced 3-4 times per year.

Specific Recommendations by location:

  • Private Home
    • Every 6-12 months.
  • Recording or Teaching Studio
    • 3-4 times a year and before every major performance.
  • Church
    • 3-4 times a year and before every major performance.
  • Commercial Building
    • 3-4 times a year.
  • Performance Venue
    • Before every performance. Sometimes touched up during intermission depending on the needs of the musicians.

What makes pianos go out of tune?