A standard tuning service includes a pre-tuning inspection of your piano, and fine-tuning to A-440. Most manufacturers recommend that a piano be tuned twice a year. If it has been several years since your piano has been tuned, the pitch may be quite low, requiring a pitch correction which is an additional $55.
We use a hybrid tuning method, combining electronic and traditional aural (by ear) techniques to maximize each piano’s unique sound. We specialize in customizing the tuning to the pianist’s preferences.
What is "regulating"? Regulating is the term used for all the adjustments that are necessary to make the piano play properly. When each key is depressed, there is a sequence of events between hammer, damper and strings that can require over 20 adjustments. We provide regulating service for upright and grand pianos.
Quite often key tops become chipped, worn, yellow or broken. We remove the old key top and key front and resurface with new white plastic coverings. Worn or nicked sharps (black keys) may also be replaced.
After many hours of use, the keys may become loose and wobbly and may even click on the neighboring key. We replace front rail and balance rail bushings and level the keys to make the key action more uniform.
Often, we are able to splice a broken string with a special piano tuner’s knot. If the string cannot be repaired, we may order a custom replacement string and install it on your piano.
We adjust and repair pedals. Broken or unsightly pedals can often be replaced with new bright and shiny pedals.
If your piano has been played frequently the hammers may develop deep grooves, which keep the hammer from striking the string correctly. We carefully file the hammers to restore each hammer to its original shape. We also offer hammer replacement services.
If your piano is in a high humidity location, you might consider having us install a dehumidifier and humidistat control.
Contact us regarding specialized restoration and rebuilding services.
We provide quality action rebuilding, soundboard and bridge repair
or replacement, and also contract with other piano specialists for
refinishing or other specialized services.