Why Bill Jones Music?
♪ We are Locally Owned & Operated. If you have a problem, pick up the phone and talk to Bill – not some local manager from an out of town chain store.
♪ We have happily been here since 1973! We appreciate each of our customers.
♪ You will always get the right price WITH service! We service what we sell. Do they?
♪ Name brands you can trust. We’re the area’s exclusive Yamaha dealership for Acoustic Grand & Upright pianos, Hybrid, Clavinova® Digital Pianos, Disklavier® Self playing pianos, Violin, Cello, & Guitars. Yamaha is THE choice of professional musicians worldwide.
♪ The area’s largest sheet music, book & accessory store.
♪ We have one of the largest Music Schools in Knoxville. We offer high-quality Piano Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Violin Lessons, Organ Lessons, Keyboard Lessons, Cello Lessons, Voice Lessons, Ukulele Lessons and teach a Home School Music Choir! We have also added Harp lessons!
♪ Let Bill Jones Music put music in your life!
Piano Service & Rentals
Frequently Asked Questions
A: Just like everything else, pianos do have a lifespan and do wear out. What destroys most pianos is a combination of Lack of Maintenance and the woods drying out over time. It’s been our experience that 50 years is about the average life expectancy of a piano before the effects of time require major rebuilding. Currently, a MAJOR rebuild which would include new strings, pins, pin block and action rebuild can cost as much as $10,000 or more. While you can purchase a new set of Guitar Strings for less than $10, a new set of piano strings installed will run well over $1,000!! If you stop by Bill Jones Music, we have several beautiful pianos (for demonstration only) that are complete junk as they can never be tuned without the great expense of major repair. You may be amazed.
A: Yes. Each year the piano goes untuned, the strings will loosen and the pitch will drop. A properly tuned piano will have over 43,000 pounds of pressure pulling on the harp of the piano. That’s why a piano has that heavy cast iron plate, to offset all that pressure. Changing the Pitch can put major stress on the instrument breaking strings and even breaking the cast iron plate. Even if nothing breaks, if the piano has been out of tune for some time, a new tuning will not last very long as the strings want to return to the more relaxed position they have been over the years. The minimal fix for this is to tune the piano often, several times a year until the strings can hold. At over $100 per tuning an inexpensive piano can quickly become expensive to maintain.
A: More than most, a beginner MUST have an in-tune instrument or they will be hearing the wrong tones as they attempt to learn pitch and tune. Once the wrong pitch is set into a child’s brain, it has to be “unlearned” before it can be relearned. Why would anyone not want their child to have the best opportunity to learn? Stop by Bill Jones Music and we’ll show you how important pitch is.