- 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 anywhere.**
We are a Family Owned & Operated business. My son, Jim, Jr., pictured above, invests 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 Unfortunately, many students play on older, outdated and, worst of all, out-of-tune pianos.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.