Aural Piano Tuning provides professional piano service in Burlington and throughout Vermont. Our services include piano tuning, piano repair and regulation, and piano voicing. We specialize in aural piano tuning—piano tuning by ear instead of utilizing machines. This offers a more emotionally expressive and dynamic tuning for pianists of all experience levels.
A piano can be a lifelong investment for you and generations of your family if taken care of properly. It will add immense joy, beautiful music, and an inviting aesthetic to your home or concert hall. Modern pianos are usually designated as either upright (vertical) or grand models. Purchasing an upright or grand piano is a large investment, and as such, it should be serviced with professional care to keep it sounding and feeling brand new. Regular piano service by a qualified technician will maintain the longevity of your instrument and help prevent costly repairs in the future.
Every manufacturer utilizes varied materials and designs its own unique scale and overall composition. It is important to be aware of the features of your specific piano to identify the level of piano service needed. This heavily depends on the quality of materials used, design, weatherization and the level of artisanship of the manufacturer.
Because pianos contain climate-sensitive materials such as wood and felt, the conditions of the surrounding area can affect its performance over time. Pianos function at their best when stored in consistent conditions. Climate changes from cold to hot or humid to dry can cause components to swell and contract, thus affecting the tone, pitch, and responsiveness of the piano. To reduce these effects, position your piano in an area that is away from drafty doors or windows that you often open as well as heating and air conditioning vents. It is also important to avoid direct sunlight as it can sun bleach the case or in some instances immediately detune and damage acoustic components. Give your piano the care it deserves with piano services from Aural Piano Tuning located in Burlington, VT.
John Daly started Aural Piano Tuning to turn his passion for pianos and the musical arts into a career. A graduate of the North Bennett Street School of Piano Technology—one of the leading piano technology schools in the country—John has been tuning in Vermont for 25 years, including during his time as a shop technician for an authorized Steinway, Boston, and Yamaha dealer. Click here to learn more about John’s background.