How Often Should a Piano be Tuned*?
*no charge for mileage
- Standard/Routine Piano Tuning – $95.00: Aural(by ear) tuning only, intended for pianos that are serviced regularly, minimum 2x year, or budget minded.
- Premium Services: Tailored to the type of piano and demands for various needs typical for each piano/category. Premium services include from the following: Aural(by ear) Tuning, Consecutive Multiple Interval checks, Pitch Correction <10¢, Inspection and Evaluation, Cleaning, Alignments and Adjustments, Simple Repairs, Incremental Regulating and Voicing, Detailed Records.
Studio to Concert tuning using appropriate degrees of consecutive interval and multi-octave coincident harmonic testing determined by ear and unique to each piano.
- Console – $105.00: The console piano is the most common. Ranges in height from 40″-43″.
- Studio – $115.00: The Studio Piano is 45″ in height and, as the name suggests, is commonly found in teaching studios, as well as schools and churches.
- Spinet – $105.00: The Spinet Piano, very popular from mid 1940s through mid 1970s, has been out of regular production for decades now. Spinets are the smallest and least expensive of pianos. Their compact design and age requires extra attention and understanding of this fast disappearing style of piano.
- Professional Upright – $125 The Professional Upright Piano is the largest vertical piano made today, ranging 47″ – 52″ tall. Approaching the string length and sound board size of a semi concert piano, this piano typically requires meticulous service.
- Old Upright – $135.00: The “Old Upright”, often referred to as the Cabinet Grand or Upright Grand is truly a marvel of 19th century technology and craftsmanship. Unlike the spinet, these pianos were almost always of very high quality and built to last. It is not uncommon to find Old Uprights that are 100 years old or more and still serviceable! This category of pianos, the last ones built during the “Roaring 20s” are aging with grace, but require special skills, understanding and care from the piano technician. Not all tuners will even take the job to service an Old Upright anymore due to their “special needs”. Our staff of piano technicians apprenticed in the craft of piano tuning and rebuilding on these Old Uprights, as well as the much older Square Grands. Johnson and Sons Piano Company is richly steeped historically in the centuries old tradition of the “American Piano”.
- Grands – $115.00 – $160.00*: Grands are categorized by size. The larger the piano, the more professional are the demands for utmost care. From the smallest “Baby Grands” to the virtuoso and concert stage of the semi and full 9′ concert grands, certain expectations of the level of tuning and service are evident.
- Grand up to 5’2″ – $115.00;
- up to 5’8″ – $125.00;
- up to 6’2″ – $135.00;
- Semi Concert 7′ starting at $145.00*;
- Full Concert 9′ starting at $160.00*.
*Piano for concert and critical recording requires regular voicing and regulating as well as tuning for optimum results. Tuning at this level is more of an art than technical service and would generally be the result of a culmination of extensive care and service by or under the direction of a concert level tuner technician.
- Pitch Raise(s) – $75.00-$175.00: Additional to tuning, greatly enhances the tuning accuracy and stability for pianos that have drifted in pitch from not being tuned recently or regularly. Piano Tuning is cumulative in accuracy and stability. A pitch raise will “catch you up” quickly and economically. Tuning and Pitch Raises are done at once so your piano is properly pitched and tuned the day of your appointment. No need to wait for “several tunings” over months or even years.
*no charge for mileage
Why so many different tuning services and prices? Isn’t a tuning a tuning?
Every piano is uniquely serviced according to style, scale, age, condition and service history with multiple levels of more extensive service and tuning to suit any need. Johnson and Sons Piano Company can uniquely offer you the choice of the more casual and occasional value tuning service through the critical and comprehensive tuning service for the most demanding recording and concert stage.
For reliable and competent piano service, call Johnson and Sons Piano Company today!
Phone 989-743-TUNE (989-743-8863)
Serving Ann Arbor, Greater Detroit, Mid-Michigan, Denver and Seattle
Protect your investment!
Have your piano tuned and inspected at least twice a year!
(as recommended by the Piano Manufacturers Associatation and major piano names such as Steinway and Yamaha)
Since 1976 with over 65 years combined experience
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