Phillip McKenna is a Registered Piano technician (RPT) recognized by the Piano Technicians Guild. He has passed a series of rigorous examinations on the maintenance, repair, and tuning of pianos.
Phillip has 7 years experience conducting business as a piano tuner. He apprenticed under Steven Prentice.
A piano should be tuned twice a year. However, if the piano is played often or by several players it may benefit from more frequent servicing.
Some common repair examples would be sticking keys, glue points that have degraded, dampers fail to work, small parts of the piano break due to use.
Adjustments to the action of your piano will help it to sound it's best and compensate for the effects of wear over the life of the piano.
Voicing is the adjustment of the tone of the piano. It's subjective and can be adjusted to the player's preference. One voicing is complete the piano will have a uniform tone.
Minor finish damanage such as scratches, dents or chips can be touched-up. Piano's also collect dust within them and would benefit from a deep cleaning.
Piano's are greatly affected by humidity. Seasonal changes can cause the wood to swell or shrink, affecting the piano's tuning. The installation of a climate control system inside your piano can help to regulate the humidity.