The "3 T's" and the All-day Service

Sometimes piano technicians talk about the "3 T's". These are tuning, touch, and tone. Calling them the 3 T's collectively is meant to illustrate that in order for a piano to perform at its peak, all 3 areas must be optimized. A perfectly tuned piano with a harsh tone will not sound pleasant, nor will one with a beautiful tone that is out of tune. If the piano is out of regulation, it will be very difficult to control and therefore difficult to play beautifully.

In the all-day service, I schedule seven or eight hours of work, then I prioritize tasks based on which of the 3 T's needs the biggest improvement. In prioritizing, I also keep my client's concerns in mind, so that if her concern were a harsh tone, I would prioritize voicing. Quite often I will end up doing some voicing, some regulation, and tuning, so that the entire character of the piano can be changed for the better.

When you contact me for service, I might suggest this approach based on our conversation, but usually I would evaluate the piano's condition and your expectations before recommending an all-day service. If this kind of service seems to fit your situation, please feel free to suggest it when you contact me initially or at any time afterward.
Todd Loomis, RPT
(360) 631-9045

Servicing the greater Puget Sound area.

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