Piano Tuning & Repair by Frank R. Acosta

Piano tuning, Piano tuner, Piano buying, Piano playing, Piano Repair

Awesome Piano Tuner & Technician

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Are you looking for an awesome sounding piano? Are you looking for an awesome playing musician? That piano could already be in your home; it just hasn’t been tuned. You’re an awesome musician; but your piano might be hiding how you really sound – AWESOME!

A piano that has not been tuned for a year or more may sound okay to you; but when it is finally tuned again, that’s when you realize what you’ve been missing; MUSIC. Piano music that is crystal clear and pleasant to the ears. Trained ears or not, most people cannot tell when a piano needs tuning; but most people can tell that it sounds better after the tuning.

Music plays an important role in many peoples’ lives. A piano that sounds good and plays well is what makes music that much more enjoyable. Most people agree that nothing can compare to the sound of the piano in making music.

My business is in the making of any piano to sound and play its’ best.
That’s why I recommend that every piano receives at least one tuning each year; so that music is always an inspiration to the one practicing the piano.

My current customers all enjoy the benefits of my services. They receive professional and concert quality tuning at a price lower than most. Appointments are catered to their schedules and are on time.

My experience with pianos of over 35 years provides expertise in many repair needs in pianos to include the following:

1. Action regulation – a term meaning simply the adjusting of all 88 notes to play at optimal performance to touch response and tone.

2. Restringing bass notes – replacing old and dead sounding strings with new ones

3. repairing or replacing of old, broken or worn out piano parts

4. replacing old keytops with new ones

5. Cleaning out the piano inside and out

6. repair or inspection evaluations for potential buyers or owners

If your piano is in Pierce County, King County, Thurston County, or Kitsap County, the tuning rate is the same. I accept cash, check or credit card for payment. When you schedule an appointment, I will be on time; or I will call to notify you of any changes to the schedule due to traffic or other delays.

I look forward to meeting you and earning your business.

Find me at http://www.frankspianotuning.com or call or text at 253-222-3496

 

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November 27, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Piano Strings

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Piano Strings can become corroded and dirty over time.  I have seen many old pianos that had strings so old that they sounded dead.  In other words, there would be sort of a low humming sound in the tone.  Some people might describe it as a “tubby sound”.

Having many years experience with pianos, I can detect when strings start to lose their brilliance and their resonance.  Proper tone in a bass note is lively and fresh sounding.  It has good sustain and rich tone.

The type of hammer felt also affects tone as well.  Badly worn out hammer felt makes string sound dead as well.

When I find a piano in need of strings, there are a couple of options to consider.  First, is the piano worth keeping and investing time and money?  If so, the first option and best option is to simply replace the whole set of bass strings.  Some pianos have a set of bass strings that are “steel wound” instead of the typical “copper wound’ strings.  Steel would strings are no longer available for replacement.  But copper wound strings sound much better and last longer.  Copper wound strings are also very expensive today due to copper prices being high priced.

Sometimes, another option instead of replacing the whole set of strings, the old ones can be cleaned and reattached after being twisted a couple of times because it often regains its tone again.  Of course, broken string will need to be replaced.

Piano strings come in many different sizes and are often sent away to be duplicated when replacing old ones.  A piano that receives new strings must also receive other repairs at times, such as larger tuning pins, bass bring repair or replacement, and other repairs that affect tone transfer from the strings.

When strings have a buzzing sound, it may not be the strings; it could be a cracked soundboard.  If it is the string, it could be a loose winding, which mean it will need to be replaced.

May 8, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Piano Tuning in Puget Sound, Washington

Piano Tuner and Repair Technician Available For Your Local Area.
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Service Area: King and Pierce Counties
Years of Service: 35
Service Type: Piano tuning
Market Focus: Piano players
Professional Customers: Piano teachers, and retailers
Rate: $90.00 per item
Rate Details: tuning is flat $90.00repairs priced accordingly to estimate.
Other Details: Multiple pianos discounts offered with certain restrictions. Ask for details.
Payment Methods: Cash, Check
  • Fine concert quality tuning
  • Quality Keytouch Adjustments
  • 35 years experience
  • Over 3,000 customers during 5 years of service
  • Honest and friendly
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Very Reasonably Priced
  • Piano Teachers
  • Professional Musicians
  • Churches & Schools
Piano tuning expertly mastered using advanced technology that makes any type of piano sounds its best. Piano action repairs and regulation also expertly done for optimal playing feel of keyboard touch and response. Appointments are on time and conveniently scheduled to your unique times as best as possible depending on current work loads. Pricing is as reasonable as it gets considering the quality and satisfaction you will have. Please call so that I can help you restore good tone and enjoyment for your piano playing experience.
Frank R. Acosta Jr.
(253) 222-3496
frankspianotuning.com
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March 23, 2012 Posted by | Concert Piano Tuning, In Home Piano Tuning, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Has it been a year since your Last Piano Tuning?

Bellevue, Mercer Island, Renton, Southcenter, Seatac, Seattle, Univeristy District, Ballard, Kirkland and more……… The Seattle zip codes we tune pianos in are: 98040, 98101, 98102, 98103, 98104, 98105, 98106, 98107, 98108, 98109, 98110, 98111, 98112, 98113, 98114, 98115, 98116, 98117, 98118, 98119, 98121, 98122, 98124, 98125, 98126, 98127, 98129, 98131, 98132, 98133, 98134, 98136, 98138, 98139, 98141, 98144, 98145, 98146, 98148, 98151, 98154, 98155, 98158, 98160, 98161, 98164, 98165, 98166, 98168, 98170, 98171, 98174, 98175, 98177, 98178, 98181, 98184, 98185, 98188, 98190, 98191, 98194, 98195, 98198 and 98199.

August 15, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Welcome to my blog about pianos!

This is a blog about pianos.  I am starting  this blog  for the first time and will be posting interesting posts about my experiences in the piano business.  Questions and comments about your piano experience will be welcome soon.  The intention of posting in this blog is for sharing with others my passion and appreciation for pianos and the people who play them.

Thank you for visiting.

Frank R. Acosta Jr

Piano Tuner / Technician

Frank’s Piano Tuning & Repair

Phone: 253-222-3496

frankspianotuning@gmail.com

June 9, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment