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LeGrand Piano Services

LeGrand Piano Services

5.0 (13)
-- Experience Your Piano as Never Before -- Many piano owners have never experienced their piano at its best. My expert service helps you get the most out of your piano, so you can enjoy making music. As the owner and operator of LeGrand Piano, I’d be happy to take care of your piano and treat it as my own. Although piano tuning is the most recognizable part of my profession, there’s a LOT more that goes into a properly maintained piano than just tuning. The touch of the keys, the tone of the piano, and the performance of the action all degrade over time just like the tuning. It’s important to address these issues as well wh ... View Profile
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Don's Piano Inc

Don's Piano Inc

5.0 (1)
Personalized piano servicing by a qualified technician with over forty years of experience. All work is performed by Don and only Don. You deal directly with the owner. Tuning, Repairs, and Rebuilding Don has been tuning for the local community as well as schools, churches, synagogues and institutions for over 40 years. We must be doing something right. Dons rebuilding knowledge makes him fast in diagnosing problems and this speed means you will not be paying for costly diagnosing time on what are simple problems to Don. Rather than spending a long time in diagnosing an issue, Don can get right to work fixing the problem; this is where you be ... View Profile
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Woodworth Piano Service

Woodworth Piano Service

5.0 (1)
From when you first talk with Ellen or Robin setting up your appointment or answering your piano questions to when Steve or Phil play a song on your finely tuned piano, our goal is always to treat you not as a customer, but as a friend. We value your time and take the servicing of your piano seriously. Once your appointment is set we will strive to be on time or have the courtesy of calling you if delayed. We are a family business. Having learned the craft from our father, we draw on over 100 years of wisdom, practical knowledge and experience in the servicing of pianos just like yours. ... View Profile
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Cacheiro Piano Svc

Cacheiro Piano Svc

Piano Tuning, Moving and Repair The Cacheiro family has been tuning, rebuilding, refinishing, moving and caring for pianos since 1920. As a third generation piano technician, owner Joe Cacheiro is a registered technician with the Piano Technicians Guild and has more than 40 years of experience working with pianos. All piano tunings are done by owner Joe Cachiero. Joe only tunes by ear. Why is tuning a piano by ear important?Tuning by ear ensures that the sound of your piano is bright and full of color. Tuning with an electronic device can often leave your piano sounding flat and uninspiring. Why don’t all piano tuners tune by ... 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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