How often should my piano be tuned? That question is a bit like asking how often do I need to wash my car. It all depends on how much you use it, how sensitive you are, and how well your piano holds a tune. The short answer is perhaps every 6 to 12 months. The average family with a child or two taking piano lessons, once a year is probably sufficient. If you are a piano teacher, or a serious musician; somewhere closer to the 6 month mark might be the right answer for you. I have a yearly reminder postcard system that many of my customers like to use, and others just call me when they hear the piano starting to sound bad.