Piano Tuning: $100
Piano Tuning and Pitch Raise: $120
Dear Piano Owner,
Your piano will be singing again with a fresh tuning!
As a pianist, performing musician, music educator, piano owner, tuner, and technician, I have discerning ears and leave the piano sounding rich, even, clear, and full. My clients include individuals, families, professional musicians, recording studios, live music venues, schools, churches, and more.
Tuning pianos is an art that is part scientific, part mechanical, and all listening.
I tune aurally, i.e. by ear, starting with a tuning fork and use a blend of classic and modern tuning techniques to create an even temperament, or scale, and to give the piano proper stretch in the extreme registers.
What does this mean? Every instrument is unique and I work with the tonal qualities and characteristics of each, including the properties of the room, to bring out the very best musical results.
Pitch Correction (Pitch Raise)
If your piano is new or has not been tuned in many years, a pitch correction may be needed. This involves a preliminary rough tuning to bring the piano strings up to proper tension followed by a fine tuning.
How often should my piano be tuned?
Having your piano tuned regularly is the best way to achieve maximum stability and play-ability.
It is recommended to have your piano tuned at least once a year. Generally after a year, any piano will benefit from tuning. A practical rule is to have it tuned when it sounds out of tune to you or another musician.
A piano that is new or has undergone a significant pitch correction may need to be tuned sooner than one that is tuned regularly to achieve stability.
Mechanical issues with the piano are assessed during tuning. Sometimes a sticky key just needs a little attention! There is no extra charge for minor adjustments made during a normal tuning visit. Arrangements can be made if more extensive regulation or repair is needed beyond the scope of a regular tuning.