A standard piano tuning service starts around $150. That is to turn up and tune a piano
that has been regularly tuned say twice a year.
In many cases though pianos are neglected for a number of years and become tragically
flat. Extra time is needed is such cases, and often a second follow up visit to check piano
stability is necessary. To get a clearer picture, please call or email me so we can discuss
I’m happy to give a free inspection/ quote to assess your instrument and its viability for
tuning and repairing.
Standard piano service call includes:
1/ Tuning to A- 440hz concert pitch where possible. If not possible then to a tension the
piano will hold pitch.
2/ Minor action and pedal adjustments.
3/ Cleaning of keys and cabinet, vacuum out dust etc.
Repairs – sticking keys, broken strings, broken hammers, loose key – tops, squeaky pedals
etc. Depending on the tuning time, I’m often able to include odd smaller repairs in the
tuning fee, otherwise a modest fee will be incurred to cover extra time and any parts
Piano action regulating and hammer voicing:
This is required when a piano presents a sloppy action, bad repetition, poor tone etc .
$90 p/hour cost depends on time needed. A quote is given before proceeding.
“Hard times pianos” – “verandah pianos”- “granny’s old piano that’s hasn’t been tuned in years” etc.
I need to inspect and quote on these first. Sometimes you may be lucky and with a day
or two of my time it’s possible to bring such a piano back into a usable state. If I don’t
think a piano will hold its tune due to structural problems then it is false economy to
throw money to fix it up. Best kept as a nice piece of furniture or sadly send to piano
There’s still a few pianos of good quality out there needing new homes. My opinion is
highly recommended when purchasing in order to avoid buying a dud.
Check local piano dealers or the Gumtree site in your area. I can provide advice on any
piano you see or hear about and can help you choose a really good one!
This work includes restringing (bass or total), hammer /damper felt replacement. Key
-top replacement , cabinet refinishing etc. These sorts of jobs often require the piano or
its innards to be taken away and restored in my workshop.
Preferred payment options:
Private clients – EFT transfer – on the day/ cheque /cash.
Business and institutions – 30 days account.
Students and pensioners – payment in two installments.