A typical tuning takes an hour and costs $135. Cash, check, or charge via square are all accepted.
I adjust the pitch to the recognized standard of A=440 Hz, or allow the overall pitch to float depending on indoor humidity. (We can discuss options for your specific situation.)
Some pianos that have not been serviced in a great while may need some extra tuning time to get them to stabilize at pitch. I use a variety of tonal tuning styles to enhance the musical expressiveness of the piano.
The cost for additional services is $100/hr.
It helps to have the top of the piano cleared off before I arrive.
Contact me if you are interested in an affordable yearly tuning contract to keep your piano sounding musical through the seasons.
Voicing is the term used to describe changing the tone of the piano. Most often the work is requested to even out the tone to make all the notes similar in sound. Often this service is accomplished during a normal tuning without any additional cost. Sometimes a request is made to brighten up the whole piano or darken down the whole piano. I have years of experience working with clients to achieve the appropriate tone for the room acoustics.
A full voicing may require regulation work as well as hammer shaping/sanding to achieve the desired result.
Regulating is the term used to describe the process of adjust the action, that link that translates the motion of the finger into the motion of the hammer that hits the string and makes the music. The goal is to make the action an efficient, predictable machine to enhance the connection between the performer and the sound.