Piano Tuning in Rwanda

I'm now offering piano tuning and regulating for upright pianos in Rwanda. Please contact for prices: marion.woolley@gmail.com / Whatsapp: 0735 434 376

How do I know if my piano needs tuning?

If you live in Kigali, I can come and do a free diagnostic for the price of moto transport. 

What is a pitch pull?

If your piano hasn't been tuned in a very long time, it might need a pitch pull before it can be fine tuned.

A pitch pull (also called an over pull) involves raising the pitch of all of the string above their normal pitch. As you tune a piano, it places a lot of tension on the string frame. This tension can cause the strings you have already tuned to become out of tune again. If the string is only flat by a little bit, this isn't a problem. If it's flat by a lot, you will need a pitch pull otherwise - by the time you get to the last string - the first strings will be out of tune again.

Usually the pitch pull and full tuning will be done on different days.

What does the process involve?

Tuning involves a lot of hitting the same key repeatedly, and it can go on for several hours. For this reason, you might want to go out for the day.

Some of the keys on my piano don't work.

That's okay. I can help to diagnose the problem. There are lots of reasons why keys stop working. Some things are easy to fix and can be done here in Kigali, other things are more difficult and may require new parts. 

I have a completely broken piano.

Get in touch. It may be possible to refurbish your piano and restore it to full working order. 

I want piano lessons.

Contact Paco, he's one of Rwanda's top piano teachers: 0785034274

For enquiries, please drop me a line: marion.woolley@gmail.com / Whatsapp: 0735 434 376