If you tune your piano each year , it will cost ~$180. takes me 1-1.5 hours to complete.
I tune the piano to the best of my ability , clean the keys , vaccuum out dust etc ,adjust the pedals and rectify any other smaller issues eg odd sticky keys or “ringing on” notes Missing or broken strings are a bit of a fiddle , so extra cost $15 treble up to $40 for the larger bass wound strings. Missing or loose ivory keytops also allow a bit extra to repair but Im way cheaper than the dentist promise !
If you leave it longer , there is more tuning and work inside to do , so expect a bit more , say ~$220-$250
If its been ages, cant remember etc and its really flat , needs repairs , Ill probably need a good few hours in the day to sort it all out , perhaps a follow up visit as well . These jobs I like to see first to give a proper evaluation of it deemed worthy to do and quote on them first.
If you live far from me then I like to line up a few jobs and share extra travel cost between those involved.
If you are financially stretched, then I accept payment in 2 instalments over a month period if it helps.
PIANO TUNING SERVICE 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
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.