Ryan &Jessica Piano tuning, Repair Service
Our pricing is designed to offer you the best possible service and work that we can provide. We are not "cut rate" or "knock off" providers. What you get from us is professional, high quality service. Period. If you search around long enough, we are sure you will find cheaper prices out there in the marketplace for these services. All we can tell you is that the old adage rings true in most cases: "You get what you pay for." If you are calling around or searching around for a "lower" price than so-and-so or trying to find a better deal for what you need than such-and-such piano company, weÃ¢ÂÂre not sure we can help. We have established our pricing based on what we truly believe represents a balance between offering fair value and exceptional quality to you while compensating us for our time and expertise. Lastly, keep this in mind. We take everything we do here seriously.Listed below are some of the most common services we provide along with typical prices. Actual pricing for specific jobs/services may vary due to a variety of factors. For anything not listed, please contact us. Standard tunings. Price : $110/ 2 hrs Standard tunings assume your piano has been tuned and maintained within the last couple years. If it has been more than 2 years (which is sometimes a conservative timeframeÃ¢ÂÂit could be shorter) since your last piano tuning, a pitch raise will likely be required (see next line). See more details about piano tunings. Tuning with Pitch Raise. Price : $155 Tunings for pianos that have not been tuned within last 2 years. A tuning with pitch raise essentially is two tunings in one visit. The first, is a rough tuning to get the pitch up to concert A440 quicklyÃ¢ÂÂreferred to as pitch raise. The second is a fine tuning to polish off the sound. See more details about tunings What is a Pitch Raise? First things, First. If a piano has gone without tuning for an extended period, its pitch has likely dropped far below the standard pitch of A-440. This means that each of its approximately 220 Ã¢ÂÂ 250 strings needs to be tightened considerably, adding tremendous additional tension to the pianoÃ¢ÂÂs overall structure. The problem with pitch raise piano tunings is that as each string is tightened, the additional load (tension) causes the pitch of previously adjusted strings to change. Thus it is impossible to make a substantial change in pitch and end up with a fine, accurate tuning in one step. Instead, a process called Ã¢ÂÂpitch raisingÃ¢ÂÂ must first be done, in which all strings are raised to their correct average tension levels. (Likewise, when a pianoÃ¢ÂÂs pitch is higher than standard, a pitch lowering procedure must be done to reduce string tensions to approximately correct levels.) Only then can the piano be accurately tuned. In other words, accurate tuning is only possible when all strings are so close to their proper tension that only small further changes are needed during tuning. These small changes then do not disturb the tuning of other strings. So Why Does it Cost More? In short, a Ã¢ÂÂpitch raiseÃ¢ÂÂ costs more due to the additional time required to completely tune the piano. If it has been years since a pianoÃ¢ÂÂs last tuning, multiple passes up and down the scale are required to achieve a stable and fine piano tuning. To attempt to tune a piano that has not been tuned for an extended period without following this method will result in a tuning that is all over the place as far as pitch is concerned. Tuning with Extended Pitch Raise. Price : $199 Tunings for pianos that have not been tuned in a very long time. A tuning with extended pitch raise essentially the same as a pitch raise (see above), but it accounts for the additional time needed to work with a piano that has not been tuned in many years. See more details about tunings Action Regulation (partial). Price : $250 Regulation entails making necessary adjustments to your pianoÃ¢ÂÂs action to achieve consisten...