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MARTIN PIANO SERVICES. PHOTOGRAPHY MOSTLY BY KATHLEEN ELIZABETH PHOTOGRAPHY, LOGO DESIGN BY KARI PERRY GRAPHICS

$129 - $299

TUNING OPTIONS & PACKAGES

All tuning packages include the following:

  • Full inspection (checking pitch, overall working condition, humidity, structural integrity, and tone/sound quality)

  • Fine tuning

  • Plate bolt tightening

  • Minor pedal adjustments

  • Keytop cleaning

 

REGULAR TUNING

$129 — 1-1.5 Hours

- Full inspection
- Plate bolt tightening
- Minor pedal adjustments
- Keytop cleaning
- Fine Tuning

PITCH-RAISE TUNING

$179 — 2-3 Hours

- Full inspection

- Plate bolt tightening

- Minor pedal adjustments

- Keytop cleaning

- Fine tuning

+ Pre-tuning pitch raise for stability

DEEP CLEAN/POLISH TUNING

$339 — 4-5 Hours

- Full inspection

- Plate bolt tightening

- Minor pedal adjustments

- Keytop cleaning

- Fine tuning

+ Full deep-cleaning & polishing

(Add a pitch raise for a total of $389)

 

WHY TUNE?

Why to tune your piano and which option is best for you.

Tuning your piano should be done regularly, and most manufacturers and technicians recommend a tuning every six months. This will allow your piano to stabilize and consistently have the proper amount of tension on it to keep it working for years to come, and it will also allow students and all players to develop and reinforce a proper sense of pitch.


If you've been regularly having your piano tuned and it has been less than a year since your last service, chances are you'll need a regular tuning. For pianos that have dropped (or risen) in pitch by 14 cents (14% of a semitone) or less, this typically will suffice.


If your piano has dropped more than around 15 cents (15% of a semitone), it will need to have a pitch-raise tuning done in order for it to hold its tuning afterward. This drop occurs typically over the course of a year or more, so if it's been that long or longer since your last tuning, you'll likely need a pitch-raise tuning.


The deep clean/polish & tuning option is typically done on pianos where the case has become dull or dirty due to use over time, and the action and inside has collected a lot of dust and other debris. Deep cleaning should be done every few years. See my polishing & cleaning page for more options. Note: this is not a refinishing, only a polishing and buffing.