Weymouth Pianos

Piano tuning is an art...

It takes at least 3 years to train and a lifetime of practice. Piano tuners have been around for as long as the first pianos – over 300 years! There is only one way to tune a piano and that is properly! Do be aware of so called tuners who use electronic devices suitable for a 4 or 6 string guitar. A piano usually has over 220 strings! Please also don’t be tempted to get out your car socket set and have a go yourself – you won’t be able to do it and you will seriously damage the tuning pins.

How often...

Piano tuning is an art...

It takes at least 3 years to train and a lifetime of practice. Piano tuners have been around for as long as the first pianos – over 300 years! There is only one way to tune a piano and that is properly! Do be aware of so called tuners who use electronic devices suitable for a 4 or 6 string guitar. A piano usually has over 220 strings! Please also don’t be tempted to get out your car socket set and have a go yourself – you won’t be able to do it and you will seriously damage the tuning pins.

How often...

Some pianos need tuning more frequently than others. It depends on its condition, the environment in which it is located and the musical demands of the owner. A piano used mainly as a piece of furniture will probably only need to be tuned once a year. A piano that is played regularly and is in good condition may get by with being tuned twice a year. A piano given a daily workout by a professional musician or a serious student may need tuning quarterly or even more often.

The piano is among the most versatile of musical instruments, but it is also one of the most complex and delicate, consisting of thousands of precision parts. Even the finest instrument needs proper care and attention to give long life and dependable service.

Areas we cover include...

  • Dorchester
  • Weymouth
  • Portland
  • Abbotsbury
  • Bridport
  • Lyme Regis
  • Beaminster
  • Maiden Newton
  • Sturminster Newton
  • Yeovil
  • Blandford
  • Wimborne
  • Bournemouth
  • Poole
  • Swanage
  • Wareham
  • Wool
  • Bere Regis
  • Purbeck

Coronavirus Duration

1st June 2020

Although we are now operating a normal service, due to the Covid-19 situation, for everyone’s safety, we must ask you to make a note of our new terms and conditions for our tuning and repair services.

Terms & Conditions

On your part: We will ask that before we arrive, the room that the piano is in is well aired and that you leave a window open for ventilation.

Everything is removed from the top of the piano.

On our arrival, social distancing will be observed to at least 2 metres.

You do not stay in the same room as the piano tuner.

Payment to be put in an envelope if paying by cheque (please make cheque payable to Weymouth Pianos Ltd) or cash and left ready, or pay by bank transfer if possible.

You must let us know as soon as possible if you or a member of your household is feeling unwell so that the appointment can be rescheduled.

On our part: We will sanitize our hands upon arrival.

We will keep to social distancing rules.

Discussions with you regarding your piano will be taken at least 2 metres apart.

We will wipe the piano keys over with a suitable cleaner before we start tuning and again after tuning.

We will gladly comply if you have any additional requirements.

We must regrettably decline all offers of refreshments.

We will cancel our appointment if we or a member of our household is feeling unwell.

If you are having doubts about having us in your home, think what would you do if, for example, your gas boiler broke down and you had no heating or hot water. How would you go about getting the boiler fixed? What measures would you put in place to keep yourself safe?

To arrange an appointment: Please fill in the contact form below or phone on 01305 783443. We will then be able to arrange a suitable time for a visit.

Coronavirus Duration

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic we are unable to tune or service your pianos at this time. When the situation improves we are going to have a massive backlog of clients wanting their pianos tuned. We are compiling a list of priority clients who wish to have their pianos attended to at the earliest opportunity. If you would like to be put on this list then please send us an email with your requirements. 

Many thanks.