Piano Tuning

History behind Hanna Pianos Tuning

A. Hanna & Sons Pianos, family Established Piano Business 1960 – in Wimbledon, London since 1990, two brothers learned how to tune pianos from their father Mr. A. Hanna, who is the founder of the family piano business.

Brothers and one sister started visiting their father’s piano workshop from age of 5 years old, they learnt how to clean the small piano parts, and then step by step they learnt the repair of the piano.

The two brothers went to LCF in London to study and had the qualification in piano tuning, repairs, restoration and piano technology, how to make the pianos. Also at A. Hanna & Sons Pianos there is a professional team of piano tuners, technicians have been in the business since 1970s.

Why does a piano go out of tune?

The piano is a complex instrument with thousands of moving parts. These are affected by changes in temperature, humidity, how often the piano is played and how often it is moved.

Changes in temperature and humidity cause the soundboard to swell and shrink. The soundboard is connected to the piano strings, and this causes the strings to move with the soundboard. Over time, this changes the tension of the strings and makes the piano go out of tune.

These fluctuations can easily be monitored using a hygrometer (temperature and humidity dial), which is simply placed on top of the piano. If the fluctuations are found to be extreme, it may be necessary to install a piano life-saving system. This regulates the humidity level inside the piano and so protects it from excessive damp or dry conditions, therefore prolonging the life of the instrument. (Hygrometers and life-saving systems are available from A. Hanna & Sons Pianos)

If a piano is played often and is situated in a country where rain is frequent, we recommend that it be tuned 3-4 times a year. If however a piano is played less frequently and for recreational use only, then 2-3 times a year should be sufficient.

Piano tuning ensures that the piano provides maximum enjoyment for its owners and maintains a high quality sound.

How to arrange a Tuning Appointment

Booking a tuning appointment with one of our highly qualified and experienced piano tuners is easy and simple:

    1. Call us or fill out the Tuning Enquiry Form below
    2. We will arrange a date with you for your piano to be tuned.
    3. One of our tuner/technicians will arrive on your chosen date/time and tune your piano.

We can then send you a friendly email reminder the next time your piano is due to be tuned, should you wish to have your piano tuned with us regularly.

Our current (2016) piano tuning service charge on weekdays in the London area is £78.00 including VAT.

Payment to be made before the piano tuning appointment. (On the day of booking).
Appointments between 9:00am and 5pm.
Prices vary for areas outside the M25.

Most piano manufacturers recommend that every piano should be tuned at least twice a year; however more frequent piano tunings may be required according to the age and condition of the instrument, and fluctuations in temperature and humidity. More frequent piano tunings may also be necessary the more frequently the piano is played.

Areas we cover.

Areas covered by our London Piano Tuners / Technicians

Inside the M25 including the following postcodes:

Central London

EC1- Barbican, EC2- Moorgate, EC3- Monument, EC4- St. Paul’s

South West London

SW1- Victoria, SW2- Brixton Hill, SW3- Chelsea, SW4- Clapham, SW5- Earl’s Court, SW6- Fulham, SW7- South Kensington, SW8- Vauxhall, SW9- Brixton / Kennington, SW10- King’s Road, SW11- Battersea, SW12- Balham, SW13- Barnes, SW14- Mortlake / North Sheen, SW15- Roehampton, SW16- Streatham, SW17- Tooting, SW18- Wandsworth, SW19- Wimbledon, SW20- Raynes Park

South East London

SE1- London Bridge, SE2- Abbey Wood, SE3- Greenwich, SE4- New Cross, SE5- Camberwell / Elephant & Castle, SE6- Catford, SE7- Charlton, SE8- Deptford, SE9- Blackheath, SE10- North Greenwich, SE11- Kennington, piano tuning london, SE12- Mottingham / Grove Park, SE13- Lewisham, SE14- New Cross, SE15- Peckham, SE16- Surrey Quays / Canada Water, SE17- Walworth, SE18- Woolwich, SE19- Crystal Palace, SE20- Penge, SE21- Dulwich, SE22- East Dulwich, SE23- Forest Hill, SE24- Herne Hill, SE25- North Norwood, SE26- Sydenham, SE27- West Norwood, SE28- Thamesmead

East London

E1- Whitechapel, E2- Bethnal Green, E3- Bow, E4- West Essex, E5- Clapton, E6- East Ham, E7- Forest Gate, E8- Hackney, E9- Victoria Park, E10- Leyton, E11- Wanstead, E12- Manor Park, E13- Plaistow, E14- Millwall, E15- West Ham, E16- Brick Lane, E17- Walthamstow, E18- South Woodford

North London

N1- Islington, N2- East Finchley, N3- Finchely, N4- Finsbury Park, N5- Highbury, N6- King’s Cross, N7- Holloway, N8- Hornsey, N9- Edmonton, N10- Alexandra Park, N11- New Southgate, N12- Woodside Park, N13- Palmers Green, N14- Winchmore Hill, N15- Seven Sisters, N16- Stoke Newingtom, N17- Tottenham, N18- Silver Street, N19- Archway / Upper Holloway, N20- Totteridge, N21-Enfield, N22- Wood Green.

North West London

NW1- Regent’s Park, NW2- Cricklewood, NW3- Hampstead, NW4- Hendon, NW5- Kentish Town, NW6- Kilburn, NW7- Mill Hill, NW8- Maida Vale, NW9- Colindale, NW10- Harlesden, NW11- Golders Green

West London

W1- Bond Street, W2- Paddington, W3- Acton, W4- Chiswick, W5- Ealing, W6- Hammersmith, W7- West Ealing, W8- High Street Kensington, W9- Maida Vale, W10- Ladbroke Grove, W11- Westbourne Park, W12- Shepherds Bush, W13- Ealing Broadway, W14- Holland Park

Surrey – Inside M25

CR0- South Croydon, CR2- Selsdon, CR3- Caterham, CR4- Mitcham, CR5- Hooley, CR6- Warlingham, CR7- Thornton Heath, CR8- Riddlesdown, SM1- Benhilton, SM2- Belmont, SM3- Windsor Avenue, SM4- Morden, SM5- Carshalton, SM6- Wallington, SM7- Banstead, KT1- Hampton Wick, KT2- Kingston Hill, KT3- New Malden, KT4- Worcester Park, KT5- Surbiton, KT6- Long Ditton, KT7- Hampton Court Palace, KT8- East Molesey, KT9- Chessington, KT10- Esher, KT11- Cobham Park, KT12- Walton-on-Thames, KT13- Weybridge, KT14- West Byfleet, KT15- Addlestone, KT16- Lyne, KT17- Ewell, KT18- Epsom Downs, KT19- Horton Country Park, KT20- Walton on the Hill, KT21- Ashtead, KT22- Leatherhead

Middlesex – All Postcodes

TW1- Twickenham, TW2- Whitton, TW3- Hounslow, TW4- Hounslow Heath, TW5- Heston, TW6- Heathrow, TW7- Isleworth, TW8- Brentford, TW9- Kew Gardens, TW10- Richmond, TW11- Teddington, TW12- Hampton, TW13- Hanworth Park, TW14- Bedfont, TW15- Ashford, TW16- Sunbury-on-Thames, TW17- Shepperton, TW18- Egham Hythe, TW19- Wraysbury, UB1- Durdans Park, UB2- Norwood Green, UB3- Hayes, UB4- Yeading, UB5- Northolt, UB6- Perivale / Greenford, UB7- West Drayton, UB8- Cowley, UB9- Denham, UB10- Hillingdon, HA0- Brent, HA1- Harrow, HA2- North Harrow, HA3- Harrow & Wealdstone, HA4- Ruislip, HA5- Pinner, HA6- Northwood, HA7- Stanmore, HA8- Edgware.