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Waipukurau             Tuning, Action Regulation & Voicing              Waipukurau
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Ian offers a piano tuning, action regulation and voicing service. This is the regular maintenance, done in your home, that your piano needs to keep it performing well.

Tuning.

Tuning is adjusting the tension of each of the 220 or so strings in a piano to make them produce the correct musical sounds.
 
It is necessary to tune any piano at least once a year and preferably twice to maintain it at the correct pitch.
 
If the instrument hasn't been tuned for many years, and needs to have the pitch raised, a second tuning, several weeks or months later may be needed to stabilise it at the correct standard pitch.
 
Please phone us on .06 8445 31206 8445 312 to make an appointment for me to tune your piano in Hawkes Bay, Turangi, Omori or Kuratau.
 
 
 
Action Regulation
 
 
Regulation refers to mechanical adjustments to the action (mechanism). A piano action is a complex system of levers which require occasional adjustment (regulation) to keep them operating efficiently. A well regulated action is necessary to allow a pianist to play responsively and with finess. It is particularly important for a student to practise on a well regulated piano to aid the development of good playing technique. 

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Voicing

 Voicing is the art of developing a good quality even tone throughout the piano. Some voicing (toning) is often included as part of a tuning visit. However, a thorough, comprehensive effort, concentrating on voicing can work wonders for the sound of your piano. The instrument does need to be in tune and well regulated first to produce the best results.  
 




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How often should your piano be tuned, regulated & voiced?

For most privately owned pianos: Tuning at least once a year. Regulating & voicing every 5 to 10 years is usually sufficient.

Tuning, regulating & voicing will not change a poor quality piano into a good one. It will not replace worn out action parts, fix sticking keys, renew corroded or broken strings or necessarily make a piano that has structural faults hold in tune.

 

N.Z. Piano Tuners & Technicians Guild
 
I strongly recommend that you employ the services of a piano tuner who has a proven record of skill and dedication to his or her craft.
Members of the New Zealand Piano Tuners & Technicians Guild are such people and can be relied upon to offer high quality and ethical service.
Below is a comprehensive list of Guild members servicing other parts of New Zealand. For piano tuning and service in Hawkes Bay, I'm your man!.
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 Ian Appleton
 24A, Kensington Drive, Taradale, NAPIER.
 4112  .06 8445 31206 8445 312
 Michael Ashby
 23, Arun Cres., Island Bay, WELLINGTON.  6023  .04 384 440004 384 4400
 A Beattie
 93, Stout St., GISBORNE.  4010  .06 867 651506 867 6515
 Kevin Bennett
 50 Lauderdale Rd., Birkdale Auckland.
   .09 483 835909 483 8359
 Owen Bennett  3, Waipuna Grove, RD5, Welcome Bay, TAURANGA.  3175  .07 544 980707 544 9807
 Allan Birchler
 67, John F. Kennedy Drive, PALMERSTON NORTH.
 4442  .06 356 901306 356 9013
 Jeff Brown
 8, Golf Rd., Green Bay, AUCKLAND.
 0600  .09 827 272509 827 2725
 Ray Cade
 4, Caughley Place, OTAKI  5512  .06 364 866106 364 8661
 Sharyn Clark
 71, Orongo Rd., Turua, RD4, THAMES.
 3574  .07 867 512907 867 5129
 Chris Davidson
 11 Meadowpark Drive, DARGAVILLE.  0310
 .09 439 626109 439 6261
 Jerome de Bouter  PO Box 22382, CHRISTCHURCH.
 8142  .025 376 042
 Kevin Hanna
 254F, Pekanui Rd., RD6, TE AWAMUTU.  3876  .07 871 945807 871 9458
 Greame Harvey
 PO Box 8184, NEW PLYMOUTH.  4342  .06 758 311406 758 3114
 Kirsten Henderson
409, Broadway, Miramar, WELLINGTON.  6022
 .04 388 819204 388 8192
 Wytze Hoekstra
 1025, Ferry Rd, Ferrymead, CHRISTCHURCH
 8081  .021 373 744
 Warwick Hoy
 84, Carmichael Rd., Bethlehem, TAURANGA.  3110  .07 576 734107 576 7341
 Christopher Jarman
 2B, Glenwood Grove, Woodridge, WELLINGTON  6037  .04 478 543304 478 5433
 David Jenkin
 PO Box 34363, Birkenhead, AUCKLAND.  0626  .09 440 956509 440 9565
 Adam Linning
 32b, Penruddock Rise, Westmorland, CHRISTCHURCH. 
 8025  .03 338 524503 338 5245
 Marcius Long
 1/346, Great South Rd., Papakura, AUCKLAND.  2113  .09 298 509809 298 5098
 Richard Lowe
 27, Fawcett Rd, Laingholm, Waitakere City.   0604  .09 817 254709 817 2547
 Andrew Macdonald
 409, Broadway, Miramar, WELLINGTON.  6022  .04 388 819204 388 8192
 Don McIntosh
 62, Queen Wood Ave., Chartwell, HAMILTON.  3210  .07 855 705407 855 7054
 Brad McLure
 PO Box 5180, INVERCARGILL
   .03 214 067303 214 0673
 Yuji Nakamura
 PO Box 34363, Birkenhead, AUCKLAND  0626  .09 440 956509 440 9565
 Stephen Powell
 60, Ponsonby Rd., Karori, Wellington.  6012  .04 476 787504 476 7875
 David Salmon
 PO Box 34363, Birkenhead, AUCKLAND.  0626  .09 440 956509 440 9565
 Andreas Schaffaczek  RD7 WANGANUI.
 4577  .06 342 789206 342 7892
 Anthony Shaw
 1243, Whangaparaoa Rd., Army Bay, AUCKLAND  0930  .09 424 119709 424 1197
 Robert Sinton
 5, Huxley Rd., Kaiti, GISBORNE.
 4010  .06 867 695406 867 6954
 Kent Smith
 45, Preston St., TIMARU.  7910  .03 688 389703 688 3897
 Sue Stewart
 10, Ranfurly Tce., Mt. Cook, WELLINGTON  6021  .04 385 923804 385 9238
 Wilm Stoetzel
 PO Box 34363, Birkenhead, AUCKLAND.
 0626
 .09 440 956509 440 9565
 Jim Strang
 PO Box 2287, South Dunedin, DUNEDIN 
 9044  .03 455 571103 455 5711
 Bill Thomas
 1, Woodhaven Pl., Forrest Pk. Estate, CHRISTCHURCH.  8083  .03 386 263503 386 2635
 Murray Warner
 12, Linwood Avenue, Linwood, CHRISTCHURCH.  8011  .03 942 860703 942 8607
 Gary Xu
 1/42, Killarney St., Takapuna, AUCKLAND.
 0622  .09 486 816609 486 8166
 
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Ian is a piano tuner offering a regular piano tuning service in Napier, Hastings, Taradale, Havelock North, Central Hawkes Bay, Dannevirke, Turangi, Omori, Kuratau & Pukawa
Although we are based in Taradale we make regular trips to Kuratau. No travelling costs are charged for tuning in the Kuratau / Turangi area.

 
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