Tuning & Maintenance

A pipe organ is a delicate musical instrument, and some are more temperamental than others; however, all require regular maintenance and service. The tuning of a pipe organ is very much affected by seasonal changes in temperature. As a rule of thumb, a pipe organ is serviced twice a year as weather changes from hot to cold, and cold to hot. We recommend that our client schedules bi-annual service calls to have their instrument sounding its best for Christmas and Easter.

At a Seasonal Service Visit we will do the following:

• Check/adjust temperament

• Listen to all pipes and adjust tuning for best overall effect

• Tune all Reed stops

• Check capped /stoppered Flute basses

• Fix minor problems

• Check and take note of any developing problems that may need either short or long-term solutions

• Check the pipe organ blower, and lubricate as needed

A pipe organ, like any mechanical item, will require regular maintenance and service to keep it in good working order. Periodic maintenance and tuning are a crucial part of protecting your investment. Our teams are well-versed in the maintenance of various types of pipe organs.

If you have any questions, please fill out the form or contact us via your preferred method.