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5) When arranging to have my piano moved, shouldn’t I hire a piano mover that will also tune the piano at the same time?

First of all, very few piano movers also tune pianos.  Both are skilled professions, but are quite unrelated to one another in the kind of skills they require.  Most of all, however, the humidity difference that makes a piano go out of tune at the new location works its effect gradually over a period of from several days to a couple of weeks.  The piano may sound just fine right after being moved, but be quite out of tune a week or so later.  If the piano is tuned immediately after being moved, it will probably be out of tune within a couple of weeks.  So it’s best to wait a couple of weeks after moving before having the piano tuned. Larry Fine

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