Basic Tuning Service (Recommended twice yearly) $125
Piano tuned to A440 from up to 10 cents off of pitch
Bench and case screws tightened, as needed
Up to 15 minutes additional repairs, regulation and voicing are included in the price
Pitch Correction (Required on instruments over 10 cents off in pitch) $65
Normally only required for instruments that have not been tuned in more than a couple of years. However, structural problems and humidity swings can cause a piano to shift this far in less time. Moving a piano can cause the pitch to change more than usual, due to environment changes.
Premium Tuning Service (Recommended once yearly in place of a basic service, or after a period of neglect) $265
4 hours of regulating, voicing and tuning to get your instrument in top condition
Save $35 over our hourly rate (Get a half hour free)
Repairs, Regulation, Voicing $75/hr
Repairs - Fixing or replacing broken parts, including strings.
Regulation - Adjustments to the action to solve double-striking, sluggish notes, lack of dynamic range, etc.
Voicing - Altering the tone of the instrument to be more pleasant to you, removing harshness or adding brilliance.
PianoDisc (R) Authorized Installation and Service available.
Installation of Dampp-Chaser Piano Lifesaver System
Grand up to 7' $540
Grands over 7' $760
Upright (most models) $480
We have seen that in Montana's environment, the installation of this system increases tuning stability, and helps to prevent soundboard cracks and other piano deterioration.
It's fine to put a piano against the outside wall of a modern house! The problem used to come from inadequate insulation. You can test the wall yourself, if it feels close to the room's temperature and is dry, your piano is just fine there.
There is no humidity advantage to putting a jar of water in the bottom of an upright piano. The rate of evaporation is not enough to counteract dry air!
Piano tuners appreciate having the piano cleared off by the appointment time. It leaves more time for tuning and other maintenance!
With few exceptions*, all that is needed to clean off a piano is a slightly damp cloth, and/or a dry cloth and some Windex. Silicone-based sprays can damage the finish, sealing off scratches and dings so that a finish touch-up is much harder to do. *Some older woodgrain finishes do benefit from Old English or lemon oil.
If your keytops have a visible grain and a seam running along the front edge of the sharps, they're ivory. Otherwise, they're probably a plastic!
Wondering how old your piano is? Call us with the name of manufacturer and serial #, and we'll look it up for you!
You and your piano deserve the best! Call us today at 406-209-2063