Q:  Do you track, keep, or sell information used in the online schedule service?

​    Q:  Why does my piano need to be tuned?

    A:  Most piano manufacturers recommend tuning your piano semi-annually. Due to the fairly stable climate here in the Bay Area, we recommend getting your piano tuned annually. In situations where the piano is under heavy use (churches, music teachers, etc.) we follow the manufacturer's recommendation of tuning semi-annually. But, under normal use, getting your piano tuned and serviced once a year is usually sufficient.

    Q:  How often should I get my piano tuned?

   Tyler's Piano Service   Piano Tuning,  Service,  and Repair​​

    A:   Tuning is the most frequent and important type of piano maintenance, but it's often the least understood (let alone, remembered). Here is a quick look at why pianos go out of tune:

 We will start with brand new pianos, which are a special case; their pitch drops quickly for the first few years as new strings stretch, and wood and felt parts settle in. It's very important that a new piano be maintained at proper pitch (A-440) during this period, so the string tension and piano structure can stabilize. Most manufacturers recommend three to four tunings the first year, and semi-annually after that.
 Seasonal change is the primary reason pianos go out of tune. As humidity goes up, the soundboard swells, increasing it's crowned (slightly domed) shape and slightly stretching the piano's strings to a higher pitch. During dry times, the soundboard flattens out, lowering tension on the strings and causing the pitch to drop.
 Unfortunately, the strings don't change pitch at exactly the same rate.  This is why pianos go out of tune. Getting your piano tuned and serviced at least once a year will not only keep your piano in shape and sounding great, it will also save you from the headaches and lack of enthusiasm to practice that is often associated with playing an out of tune piano.

   A:  Absolutely not! I despise when companies do that to me and, therefore, will not do that to you. The only way I am able to see any of the information that you have input into the online schedule feature is if you actually book an appointment. Only then can I see your information as it notifies me of a new appointment request.

     Q:  What forms of payment do you accept?

   A:  Accepted payment forms are (in no particular order):  Check, cash, Venmo, ApplePay Cash (via text)