Piano Tuning

Grantham Piano Services offering piano tuning and piano servicing and repair.
A family company, established in 1972.

Piano Tuning in Plymouth, Tavistock, Devon and Cornwall

Having your piano tuned by John Steuart of Grantham Piano Services gives you peace of mind that the work is carried out to the highest standard, ensuring an accurate, stable and lasting tuning.

John offers a fully qualified, by ear, high-class tuning service to both professional musicians and families. Grantham Piano Services is respected and used by the majority of the local concert venues and theatres.

Regular piano tuning is key to the stability and health of your instrument. John, as a skilled piano technician can identify and address any potential problems before they escalate.

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John  and Janette Steuart

Having both completed a four-year full-time course in piano restoration and tuning in London John and Janette were delighted to become the new owners of Grantham Piano Services on the 1st July 1987. Since then, they have worked hard to maintain and improve on the excellent standards of tuning and piano restoration with reliability and quality of service being paramount.

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How often should a piano be tuned?

We usually recommended a piano is tuned at least twice a year. The usage, environment and age will affect how frequently a piano needs to be tuned.

The type of usage will also influence how often a piano is tuned. For example, concert venues and recording studios are typically rather more discerning about tuning being 100% perfect, and so choose to have their instruments tuned far more regularly, sometimes many times in a day if recording or performing.

Grand piano tuning

Tuning for Professional Clients

Our clients include the Theatre Royal, Pavilions, Plymouth Guildhall and Plymouth University. John offers every possible piano service including restoration and traditional French polishing.

Artists John has Tuned for Over the Years

Although I prepare and tune concert instruments for many visiting international concert pianists and high-class entertainment acts, I am equally at home tuning your family piano for any budding pianists just starting out on their musical journey!

Over the years, John has tuned for Vladimir Ashkenazy, Peter Donohoe, Steven Hough, Joanna MacGregor, John Lill, David Helfgott, Benjamin Frith, Andrew Haigh, Glyndebourne Opera, Welsh National Opera, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players plus so many others I’ve forgotten over the years! Also many contemporary acts like Coldplay, Keane, Van Morrison, Paul Weller, Elvis Costello, James Taylor, Brian Adams, Brian Ferry, Jamie Cullum, Beverly Craven, Victoria Wood, Radiohead, Muse, Jools Holland, Michael Buble, U2 and the most important of all.. Ken Dodd!

Fees for Tuning Upright and Grand Pianos

Our fees start from £85 irrespective of grand or upright piano.

Tunings take about an hour and I appreciate it if the area could be quiet in order to carry out the work.

Concert tunings are extra, please contact us to discuss your requirements. Further afield across Devon and Cornwall is charged according to mileage and other jobs in the area. This is assuming the piano is at concert pitch A440, or if we are tuning the piano at the pitch I find it.

Pitch Raises

Pitch raises can be done if requested, but this will incur a further charge which will be discussed before any tuning is started.

Piano Care & Advice

So you have bought your new piano, do you know how to care for it? Where to place it in your home? When it might need tuning or servicing? Or do you want help buying your first or next stage piano? We share our advice and tips with you, built over many years’ experience.

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Tuning a piano
John tuning a grand piano
Piano restoration
Tools for tuning a piano

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