Piano Tuning, Servicing & Repairs
Moonlight Pianos' qualified experts can tune any type of piano, from a standard cost of £50.
Raising to concert pitch (A440) for a piano that needs or hasn't been tuned for a long time - the cost can be from £60 to £70. Subsequent fine tunings start at a rate of £50 if regularly re-booking
Please contact: 01932 336672 Mobile: 07792 204265
Most musical instruments need to be tuned before use but fortunately, you only need to tune a piano a few times a year. We would recommend at least twice a year, depending on your usage.
Why do you need to tune your piano?
To ensure your piano is ready to use at any time.
Regular tuning is good for your instrument.
Changes in weather (temperature, humidity etc.) can cause your instrument to be out of tune
Moonlight Pianos' piano tuners are qualified members of the Piano Tuners Association, so you can be confident that your piano is in good hands.
If your piano has been damaged, broken or if you have encountered any other problems, we can fix it either at your home or back at our workshop.
(Note: Workshop repairs will incur a transportation cost).
When your instrument has been used for an extended period of time, the internal system can change due to the elasticity of the wood or the centre pins becoming rusty etc.
This can cause the whole system to fail to operate normally and can happen to brand new pianos as well as older pianos.
You will notice this effect immediately when you play the piano, as it will affect the quality of the sound. If the problem is not corrected, the damage might be irreversible, causing the loss of a valuable and treasured instrument.
We can carry out regular servicing to avoid this happening, preserving your investment in your piano.
Over time, the sledge/hammer inside the piano can become worn out, which affects the quality of sound and the feel when pressing the keys. This is because the distance from the sledge to the string has been changed from the manufacturer's original distance.
Refacing helps flatten out/change the sledge to bring the sound back to normal. After refacing, our experts will also adjust the distance between the sledge and the string so that it returns to the manufacturer's original specification.
Revoice helps to change the nature of the sound to your own personal preference. A hard sledge makes a solid, energetic sound, whereas a soft ledge makes a soft, warm sweeter sound.
For a better sound quality, as well as aesthetically for grand pianos,we can change all, part or a single “dead” string to ensure the strings provide the best quality sound.
Most pianos have wheels to make it easier to move from one place to another. However, some pianos have metal wheels that can damage your flooring when they are moved. Additionally, older pianos have rusty wheels that no longer move or are broken. We can change those wheels for you to rubber or plastic ones that help reduce the damage of metal wheels, whilst making it easier for you to move your instrument around your property.
Fitting A frame and bracket castors
With pianos that are used in public places such as conference halls, churches, schools, clubs, theatres, etc., the instruments will be moved constantly from one place to another. This constant moving across uneven surfaces can cause damage to the piano’s wheels, or possibly even break the leg of a grand piano. A solution to this problem is to attach a safety bracket castors to an upright piano or an A frame to a grand piano.
Fitting a safety bracket castors
The upright piano will be put on castors, which will protect the instrument. The weight of the piano is distributed evenly throughout the inside, making it difficult to topple and easier to move around.
Fitting an A frame
The three wheels of the grand piano will be attached to an A frame. The frame also has rubber/plastic wheels so when the instrument is moved, it’s the wheels of the frame that do the work, not the wheels of the piano. Additionally, the three legs of the piano will be fixed to the frame, avoiding any risk of damage to the legs.
We always have safety bracket castors and A frames ready to transport your piano.
If, for any reason, your piano’s case has been scratched or has faded in colour due to direct heat etc, we can repair or even re-vanish it.
We can also help you to move your piano from one room to another or when you move house. If you no longer require your piano, we would be happy to take it off your hands at a reasonable price.