Piano Regulation

High Quality Piano Regulation in Northern Ireland

The Piano Doctor provides a five-star piano tuning service in Northern Ireland and counties Monaghan, Louth and Donegal. If you are in need of a professional to tune your piano, contact The Piano Doctor today, by calling 028 9581 0310 or 07763 751 58 or fill out the contact form to enquire by email.

What is Regulation?

After a while, due to general playing of the piano and with temperature variations, the constant swelling and shrinking of the wood, compacting of cloth and felt, and the wearing of pins on which the hammers and other parts pivot, your instrument may start to feel ‘sluggish’ to play. Regulation refers to adjusting the thousands of mechanical parts of the piano to bring the instrument back to its optimum playing condition.

Does Your Piano Need To Be Regulated?

If you are having difficulty controlling your playing in soft passages of music, or cannot achieve the trill you are aiming for in faster passages as your piano will not allow you to repeat notes at speed, it is likely that your piano needs to be regulated. If you are experiencing these problems whilst playing and feel as though your piano is not responsive to the touch or reacting in the way you expect, contact Mark today.

Other signs to look out for are:

  • Unlevel keys – If you notice that any of the keys are higher or lower than others.
  • Uneven touch – If the touch is uneven throughout the piano.

Periodic Regulation

All upright and grand pianos require periodic regulation to enable them to perform at their best. The required frequency of regulation depends upon a number of factors, such as the piano’s exposure to humidity and temperature changes, frequency of use and the overall quality of the piano.

The Piano Doctor also offers a comprehensive piano repairs service, piano tuning service and more. Mark is available for expert help and advice in Northern Ireland and counties Monaghan, Louth and Donegal. To arrange for your piano to be regulated, or for more information contact The Piano Doctor by calling 028 9581 0310 or 07763 751 581.

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