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Dr.Keys Piano Tuning Service

Dr.Keys Piano Tuning Service

4.9 (12)
#1 Award-winning piano service of New England!!  Jeff is a certified piano tuner/tech A member of the Piano Technician Guild & Master Piano Technicians of America.
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The Piano Practice

The Piano Practice

5.0 (1)
The Piano Practice provides full-service piano care.  Tuning, repairs, voicing & regulation, restoration & rebuilding are our bread & butter services. We buy and sell used pianos on consignment. We also offer new piano sales of Bechstein, Cunningham and Hailun pianos. We have all sorts of accessories for your piano - humidity control systems, piano covers, benches, lights, etc. Find us on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePianoPracticeTuning/ To find out more about what we do or, to book an appointment, go to: www.PianoPracticeRI.com ... View Profile
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Ewing Piano Services

Ewing Piano Services

5.0 (1)
My name is Evan Ewing, and I am a piano technician working in the Greater Boston Metropolitan Area. I served an apprenticeship under the guidance of my father, George Ewing, who ran a successful piano service business on Cape Cod for over thirty years. When he retired in 1995, I inherited his tools and his clientele. I am an associate member of the Piano Technicians Guild.    Happily, I am the caretaker for many pianos in such institutions as schools, performance venues and places of worship. I take particular pride, though, in tending to the family piano, often a smaller, more modest instrument that serves as the practice instrumen ... View Profile
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Roger's Piano

Roger's Piano

5.0 (1)
Welcome to Roger's Piano! We have been providing quality pianos from around the world since 1980. Fazioli, Schimmel, Shigeru Kawai, Ritmuller, Kawai, Pearl River, rebuilt Hamburg Steinway, restored Bosendorfer, Yamaha and more.
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Clark Piano Works

Clark Piano Works

5.0 (1)
Welcome to Clark Piano Works. My name is Blake, and I’ve been tuning and repairing pianos full time for over five years. My path as a piano technician began in Austin, Texas and has brought me to New England, where I supply a wide range of piano services.  Whether you need a fine tune on your concert grand or a resuscitation of your inherited spinet, I can help you with whatever you need! Feel free to reach out at clarkpianoworks(at)gmail.com. ... View Profile
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Yury's Piano

Yury's Piano

5.0 (1)
This says it all: www.yuryspiano.com
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Purcell Piano Service

Purcell Piano Service

Thank you for visiting this site. Purcell Piano Service is a piano tuning business located in Medway, Massachusetts, and provides service to the greater Massachusetts area. We provide a high level of service and have the expertise to prep your piano to a concert level instrument. We have serviced many different piano brands including Steinway, Mason and Hamlin, Bosendorfer, Bluthner, Steingraeber, Kawai, August Forster, and Estonia just to name a few. The ultimate goal is to provide the best service possible to make a piano play to its most absolute fullest potential. Please email or call to ask any questions that you may have. Thanks again f ... View Profile
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Chris Pleim Piano Services

Chris Pleim Piano Services

I provide full service, including complete rebuilding and refinishing, as well as buying and selling all types of pianos.  I've been a member of the Piano Technicians Guild, the major professional organization for piano technicians, for over 30 years.  I've held the highest rank of RPT, or Registered Piano Technician. My specialty I would say, is providing clients what they want and need rather than trying to impose my own habitual views such as "It needs everything" or "Let me just tune it and that's good enough".  I work with the player to decide what is the best option given the piano, goal of the player(s), and financial co ... View Profile
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Frequently asked questions

How much does piano tuning cost near me?

Piano tuning costs $100 to $225 on average for a piano that receives regular annual service. Piano tuning with pitch corrections costs $150 to $300+, and interior cleaning adds $50 to $100. Any additional piano repairs cost $60 to $100 per hour.


How often does a piano need tuning?

Piano manufacturers recommend tuning a new piano four times in the first year and twice per year after that. A piano needs tuning at least once per year to remain in good condition. Get a piano tuning when the sound is distorted, it's been over a year since the last tuning, or when moving the piano.


How to tell if a piano is out of tune?

A piano is out of tune when:

  • It creates a buzzy, wavering, and uncomfortable sound that distorts the note.
  • It's been longer than a year since the last tuning.
  • The piano moved to a new location.
  • There have been dramatic changes in the temperature and humidity.

How long does piano tuning take?

Piano tuning takes 1 to 1 ½ hours on average. A piano that's been neglected for several years takes 2 to 3 hours to tune and may need another tuning shortly after to hold a tune consistently.


Do you tip a piano tuner?

Tipping a piano tuner is not customary or expected. However, if the tuner exceeds your expectations or spends more time than expected, leaving a 5-star review or offering a $10 to $20 tip is appreciated.


Do digital or electric pianos need tuning?

Digital or electric pianos never require tuning. The sounds produced by a digital or electric piano are recorded and stored, so they never go out of tune.


What happens if you don't tune a piano?

When you don't tune a piano, the string tension is reduced and the pitch drops. Regular piano tuning keeps it in better condition, helps maintain its value, and is easier to tune in the future. By delaying tuning, it's more expensive and time-consuming to get the piano back into tune.


Is it worth tuning an old piano?

Many old pianos can be tuned if they are in good condition. Old pianos may have to be tuned several times before it remains in tune. Consult with a professional piano technician to determine if the piano is worth tuning.


Can you tune a piano yourself?

Attempting to tune a piano yourself without experience can cause damage. Tuning a piano is time-consuming and requires specialized tools:

  • A tuning lever
  • Felt strip
  • Rubber wedges
  • Electronic chromatic tuner or piano tuning software
  • Several tuning mutes

Hiring an experienced piano tuner is the best option.


How to find the best piano tuners in my area?

Finding piano technicians requires planning, researching, and asking questions. To hire the best:

  • Get at least three estimates to compare.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Verify their insurance and experience.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Look for Registered Piano Technicians (RPT) who have has passed tests on the maintenance, repair, and tuning of pianos.
  • Ask about their guarantees.
  • Avoid making payments upfront. Pay after tuning is completed.

What questions should I ask local piano tuning services?

When looking to hire a piano tuning and repair service near you, ask them the following questions:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Are you a Registered Piano Technician (RPT)?
  • How many similar pianos have you tuned?
  • Can you provide me with a list of references?
  • Do you have insurance?
  • Do you tune by ear or by machine?
  • Can you fix sticking keys?
  • Does my piano need regulation?
  • Does my piano also need a pitch raise or interior cleaning?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • How long will the tuning take?
  • How much do you charge?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

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