We tune all types of pianos - Uprights, Grands - Old, Very Old, New. Our goal is to get you playing your piano again! We travel everywhere - "Saving the World One Piano at a Time."
All pianos eventually need adjustment - just like a car needs a tune up. The thousands of moving parts become sticky, sluggish, and temperamental. We can get your piano responding like new again. - No Problem!
We travel with all our supplies and tools in our truck, "The J-Tune." It's known as a PRV, or "Piano Repair Vehicle," and has everything we need to fix the majority of issues on the spot. - One and Done!
We strip sand the old finish to bare wood and repair any veneer damage. We'll re-stain to your taste and apply a clear lacquer finish. We also polish the brass and metal parts and affix a new decal to match the original.
Service includes free tuning after delivery
Call 210-441-9944 or email today for a price quote. Allow 3-4 weeks to complete.
- Jim Moffett
"World Famous" Piano Technician
This is the truck we use to service San Antonio, Boerne, New Braunfels, Comfort, Kerrville, Bulverde, Spring Branch, Seguin, Floresville and the entire Texas Hill Country. Actually we go everywhere.**
We are a Family Owned & Operated business. Here's my son, Jim, Jr., who devotes 100% of his time to the family business. He is dedicated to ensuring Jim's Piano Service remains the Best Tuning & Repair Service available.
I "CUSTOM" tune your piano using the latest computer technology. Your tuning is then checked and tweaked, by ear, to ensure your piano sounds it's best. Each tuning includes a "Pre-Tuning" inspection where I visually inspect your piano's case, keys, action, strings, soundboard, bridges, backframe and plate. I check and tighten your piano bench bolts, pinblock bolts, and all accessible plate screws. Also, I check and adjust all pedals.
Plenty of at-home practice is crucial if you want to be great at piano. No matter how many private piano lessons you take, you absolutely must dedicate time outside of the lesson if you want to be a great pianist . Unfortunately, many students play on older, outdated and, worst of all, out-of-tune pianos. This not only makes it harder to learn, it can also slow their development as a player.
Most pianos are designed to sound best when tuned to A-440 (the A above middle C vibrates at 440 cycles per second), the international pitch standard. Pianos that have not been tuned in a long time drop in pitch. A piano with its pitch too low sounds dull and lacks brilliance. It is impossible to play with other instruments and it hampers the musical progress of any student who regularly practices on it.
When the tension of each string on your piano is raised back up to pitch, the additional load on the piano's structure causes the pitch of previously adjusted strings to change. The only way to achieve a fine, accurate tuning on your piano is to have the tension of all the strings so close to their proper place that altering the tension of one string would not affect the others. Therefore, a piano must already be fairly close to standard pitch in order to be finely tuned.