Get an in-home Piano Tuning & Repair for $44 ($90 value)

Get an in-home Piano Tuning & Repair for $44 ($90 value)

Horine's Pianos Plus
Value $90
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Piano tuning is like changing the oil in your car. To be sure your piano operates at maximum performance levels; most manufacturers suggest tuning your piano at least twice a year. And much like your car, you want to trust its care and maintenance to highly trained and respected professionals. In Central Illinois, that means only one place—Horine’s Pianos Plus.

The professionals at Horine’s Pianos Plus are Central Illinois premier piano experts, being one of only 64 dealers in the United States selected to represent Steinway & Sons. They are committed to customer service that meets and exceeds the standards set by the manufacturer of the finest pianos ever made. All of Horine’s tuners/technicians are highly trained and receive factory training and certification by Steinway and Sons.

There has never been a piano made by any company, at any price, that does not require a schedule of regular tunings. It is also a fact that a piano will go out of tune whether it is played or not. By far, the main reason why pianos go out of tune is due to changes in humidity from season to season, affecting pianos, new and old, played and not.

Many pianos go flat in the winter months when dry heat expelled from a furnace or radiator draws moisture out of the piano's soundboard. In the spring, when you turn the heat off, the air is usually moister. The soundboard absorbs this moisture, expands and causes the piano to go sharp by the summer. These seasonal changes in tuning are often most obvious in the mid-range of the piano.

Fluctuations in room temperature surrounding the piano cause less of a change in tuning than humidity changes do. But, direct sunlight or heat from stage lights can cause rapid changes in tuning.

When you move, it is not so much the transportation of the piano that throws the tuning out as much as the piano acclimating to its new room environment. Wait about 2 weeks after you move before you get a tuning.

If both humidity and temperature are controlled in the room where the piano is situated, these swings in tuning virtually disappear and your tuning is much more stable. So is the overall consistency of the touch response you'll get from the keyboard.

New strings can cause the pitch to go flat. New music wire is quite elastic and starts to stretch as soon as it is pulled up to pitch. This is why new pianos or pianos that have been restrung need to be tuned more frequently in the first year. Each time the wire is pulled up, the amount of stretching decreases and the tuning becomes more stable.

Slipping tuning pins can cause a piano to go flat. Older pianos that have been exposed to regular seasonal humidity changes over the years can have loose tuning pins and as a result, have poor tuning stability.

The louder and more often you play a piano, the faster it goes out of tune by a small amount. The force of a hammer repeatedly hitting a string can affect the equalization of tension along the string's length, and cause its pitch to be slightly altered.

To put the matter of tuning in perspective, remember that a concert piano is tuned before every performance, and a piano in a professional recording studio, where it is in constant use, is tuned 3 or 4 times every week as a matter of course.

So even though you might not be playing to full houses at the BCPA or Braden Auditorium, be sure that your piano has that concert hall sound. Call the professionals at Horine’s today.

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Piano tuning is like changing the oil in your car. To be sure your piano operates at maximum performance levels; most manufacturers suggest tuning your piano at least twice a year. And much like your car, you want to trust its care and maintenance to highly trained and respected professionals. In Central Illinois, that means only one place—Horine’s Pianos Plus.

The professionals at Horine’s Pianos Plus are Central Illinois premier piano experts, being one of only 64 dealers in the United States selected to represent Steinway & Sons. They are committed to customer service that meets and exceeds the standards set by the manufacturer of the finest pianos ever made. All of Horine’s tuners/technicians are highly trained and receive factory training and certification by Steinway and Sons.

There has never been a piano made by any company, at any price, that does not require a schedule of regular tunings. It is also a fact that a piano will go out of tune whether it is played or not. By far, the main reason why pianos go out of tune is due to changes in humidity from season to season, affecting pianos, new and old, played and not.

Many pianos go flat in the winter months when dry heat expelled from a furnace or radiator draws moisture out of the piano's soundboard. In the spring, when you turn the heat off, the air is usually moister. The soundboard absorbs this moisture, expands and causes the piano to go sharp by the summer. These seasonal changes in tuning are often most obvious in the mid-range of the piano.

Fluctuations in room temperature surrounding the piano cause less of a change in tuning than humidity changes do. But, direct sunlight or heat from stage lights can cause rapid changes in tuning.

When you move, it is not so much the transportation of the piano that throws the tuning out as much as the piano acclimating to its new room environment. Wait about 2 weeks after you move before you get a tuning.

If both humidity and temperature are controlled in the room where the piano is situated, these swings in tuning virtually disappear and your tuning is much more stable. So is the overall consistency of the touch response you'll get from the keyboard.

New strings can cause the pitch to go flat. New music wire is quite elastic and starts to stretch as soon as it is pulled up to pitch. This is why new pianos or pianos that have been restrung need to be tuned more frequently in the first year. Each time the wire is pulled up, the amount of stretching decreases and the tuning becomes more stable.

Slipping tuning pins can cause a piano to go flat. Older pianos that have been exposed to regular seasonal humidity changes over the years can have loose tuning pins and as a result, have poor tuning stability.

The louder and more often you play a piano, the faster it goes out of tune by a small amount. The force of a hammer repeatedly hitting a string can affect the equalization of tension along the string's length, and cause its pitch to be slightly altered.

To put the matter of tuning in perspective, remember that a concert piano is tuned before every performance, and a piano in a professional recording studio, where it is in constant use, is tuned 3 or 4 times every week as a matter of course.

So even though you might not be playing to full houses at the BCPA or Braden Auditorium, be sure that your piano has that concert hall sound. Call the professionals at Horine’s today.

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