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Basic Piano Tuning - 125.00
This is the most common service. Think of this as the 5,000 mile oil change of the piano world. For this service the piano is precision tuned at A440 standard pitch (or alternate pitch if requested). This service is performed on pianos that have been regularly tuned. The $125 rate covers up to 24miles each way (you can use the map at the bottom of the page to figure out your distance). Rate goes up for distances of 25miles or more in increments of $5. Example: 35miles away would be $140......50 miles away would be $155 etc.
Pitch Raise + Basic Piano Tuning - 175
The second most common procedure, this is required if the piano is out of normal range for a tuning at A440. This should be expected if the piano hasn't been tuned in over 2-3 years or has been moved to a new climate or from storage. The pitch is first "dragged up" from its resting pitch below A440, and then fine tuned at A440. It should be noted that this procedure is usually required as a result of piano tuning neglect or a climate change. The piano will need to receive another Basic Tuning several months after the initial service. Distance rates for Basic Tuning apply.
Stage/Concert tuning - 160+
Tuning in a concert environment requires an experienced and well seasoned technician. The proper amount of punctuality, precision and flexibility is a must. These types of tunings tend to be in high stress, high distraction environments. Even with those additional stress factors involved, the tunings are expected to be top class and performance ready. Thus the higher costs. The more flexibility or time required, the higher the rate. Venues usually find these rates to be very reasonable for the market.
Action Regulation 50-800
Regulation is a series of procedures that address the feel, touch, and control of an upright or grand piano. The modern grand piano has over 1500 moving parts. These parts need to function flawlessly together, or the player (you) will notice things slipping, sticking, feeling sluggish, or not playing at all. Some pianos need no regulation (new Yamaha's for example), some pianos need only a few adjustments, and some pianos need the full "32 Steps". This accounts for a wide range in price. Email me with any questions.
Poly Finish Restoration (grand piano) - 500
Many older (and some newer) pianos have what is referred to as a "natural" finish. This is usually easy to spot. If your piano has highly visible wood grains and a matte finish, its likely a natural or "laquer" finish. If your piano is covered in a thick glossy plastic finish, it is what we refer to as a "Poly" piano. Over time, this finish can get scratched and dull, much like the finish on your car. The poly finish restoration is a three stage buffing of your piano (legs not included). The end result is a glossy, refreshed finish that takes years off the piano's visual age. Customers are generally blown away by the improvement. *Price does not include repair of chips/damage or deep scratches*
General Labor Rate - 60-75/hr
Even though most piano work is billed on a "per job" basis, sometimes an hourly rate is handy to use as a guideline. If I'm already performing a service on your piano and a small amount of additional work is required, this is a good go-to rate to use for reference.