Find a piano tuner in Cambridge, MA

Find piano tuners in Cambridge, MA

Find piano tuners in Cambridge, MA

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Top 10 piano tuners in Cambridge, MA

Homeowners agree: these Cambridge piano tuners are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Ewing Piano Services

Ewing Piano Services

4 hires on HomeGuide
64+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
Harris S. says, "Easy to schedule, on time, very professional, excellent experience." Read more
Belanger Piano Services

Belanger Piano Services

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
32+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
I have been tuning pianos since 1992. I was the Head Piano Techinician for MIT for 21 years before retiring from the institution to have a private practice. I graduated from North Bennet Street School and have maintained many pianos since then. I do love to tune pianos and being able to tune a piano that needs help and see the smiling faces after it sounding good, is what I sstrive for. My website is:
Yury's Piano

Yury's Piano

52+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
Jordan W. says, "Yury Livshetz's piano shop is like something from the Old World. Here is a craftsman who can make piano's from scratch. This store is not a showroom for stuff that just arrived from a factory. Neither is it the showroom of a dealer in used pianos. Every piano in his showroom is the work of his own hands. He finds very high quality old pianos whose guts have been abused and he repairs or even REBUILDS them. The work can be quite extensive. The rear of the showroom is a workshop, and there's a piano-sized trapdoor in the floor through which he hoists the pianos up and down into his larger workshop below ground. In the Soviet Union he was also a concert pianist. So in addition to always having about ten diverse, unique pianos on hand to try out, his shop is frequently a venue for free classical concerts by world-class musicians, including violin-piano duets, clarinet-piano duets, etc. He tunes our piano in our home, and the result is great. Sounds much better than when I hired younger folks with fancy modern meters. Also, he helped us acquire and repair our venerable 1939 Haddorf Vertichord. We never touched the case, which still looks like a badly abused hunk of junk; but the sound and the action are absolutely wonderful! Furthermore, he doesn't waste our money. The very highest note on our piano is broken. When he came to fix a few other things, I thought he'd take care of that too as a matter of course. But as a concert pianist he knows that there are no more than a handful of pieces that employ that note, and they are all virtuoso works for professional performers. He told us he'd come back to fix it as soon as we told him we were practicing one of those pieces, and in the meantime to save our money. He is a gem and his shop is gem. " Read more
CV Home Improvements

CV Home Improvements

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
I am a construction worker, engineer, plumber and an electrician. I'm highly experienced, I communicate with all my customers, do the job correctly and to their liking leaving them satisfied.
GT&T Technology

GT&T Technology

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Cambridge, MA
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Your Piano Tuning questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

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 and Google.
  • 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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