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Basic Services:

For pianos which have received annual service the cost for basic tuning is $190. Special pricing is available for institutions with multiple pianos.

Minimum service charge or written repair estimate: $90

While most pianos may need nothing more than basic tuning, many have additional issues that need to be addressed. The following packages have been designed with the goal of providing those extra services. I reserve the right to vary these prices as necessary, particularly if extensive repair or parts replacement is necessary.

Basic Catch Up Service:

For pianos which are less than about 25 years old and have not been serviced in a few years. Catch Up Service will generally include pitch raising, fine tuning, tightening of action screws, adjusting and lubrication of pedals, and interior cleaning. An economical way to get your piano up and running. Approximately two hours. Cost: $290


Full Service:

For older pianos which have been neglected for a number of years, or which have more than just a couple of non-working keys. In addition to tuning, other services are performed on a prioritized basis and may include pitch raising, interior cleaning, tightening of loose action screws, easing tight keys, hammer/action alignment, action regulation, lubrication, miscellaneous repairs, etc. Full Service gets the best sound and performance out of your piano short of more extensive reconditioning. Highly recommended. Approximately three hours. Cost: $390

Unsure about which level of service is right for you? In general, it is best to plan on a longer appointment. If I find that the additional time is not needed you will not be charged extra for it. However, if the piano needs more work than the allotted time allows a second appointment may be necessary and that will add to the total cost.


Will bring your older piano as close as possible to new condition short of rebuilding. This option should be seriously considered if your piano is more than fifty years old, has extensive breakage, or has serious performance problems.  Routinely included are interior cleaning, lubrication, repairs, hammer resurfacing/voicing, pitch raising/tuning, action regulation, key recovering, rebushing, and full or partial restringing. Because reconditioning is a very thorough procedure and may require extensive repairs or parts replacement, prices quoted are minimums. A firm price can only be determined after inspection.
Cost for upright pianos: $800 & up. Grands: $1,200 & up.

Dampp-Chaser Climate Control:

Complete 5 part system for uprights: $649

6 part system for grands: $759

Dehumidifier and humidistat only: $380

It is not possible to list a price for every conceivable piano repair, or to include all of those repairs as part of a package. This is largely custom work and any of theses packages may or may not be right for your piano. Please get in touch and we can discuss your particular situation to decide which services will best meet your needs.


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