Pricing


 

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

your situation.

I’m  happy to give a free inspection/ quote to assess your instrument and its viability for

tuning and repairing.

 

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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

needed.

 

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

heaven.

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!

 

Major Rebuilding.

 

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.

 

 



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