Tuning & Pricing

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►Piano Tuning
Tuning Prices
How to get a discount on your piano tuning
Service Charges & Other Charges
Descriptions of Traditional, Artiest & Concert quality tunings

The Piano Network

Has a full time regional piano tuning and regulation service,
specializing in the highest quality piano tuning, offering alternative pricing

No two pianos are alike. Each one has its own
characteristics and disposition; developing various problems
in tuning, regulation and repairs. This requires specialized
problem-solving abilities developed through painstaking endeavor.
Experience is the key. Why settle for less?


In most professions, such as law, medicine and dentistry,
there are general practitioners and specialists.
In the piano care business, most practitioners are in the
general piano care business, many are part time,
working in a small area or community.

Tuning Prices

Payment
Please do not ask to be billed if you are not an institution or if your institution can pay at day of service. Thank you !

Ttuning prices
Traditional Tuning & Prep     $120.00
Artist Tuning & Prep             $140.00
Concert Tuning & Prep           $160.00

How to get a discount on your piano tuning

$ 10.00 Discount
Appointments called in for tunings, at least a week in advance, that can be scheduled with other tunings in your geographic area.

$15.00 Discount
You provide a group of 2 or more tunings in your area on the same day

$20.00 Discount
(The additional $10.00 of this discount is for keeping your appointment, NO exceptions.
If you change or reschedule your appointment, for any reason, the best discount you can get is $15.00!)

Current enrollment in our 6 month or yearly advanced schedule.
or

provide a group of 3 or more tunings in your area on the same day

There are no discounts available for:

Appointments made for piano tunings in person or over the phone for pianos that have to be tuned in less than one week.
Rescheduled or next appointments resulting from appointments missed or forgotten by clients.
All canceled appointments that are not rescheduled at time of cancellation.
Institutions who fail to make the 10 day mail in on billings. (Billings available
for institutions only.)

The Piano Network is no longer involved in the restoration or rebuilding of pianos.

Service Charges & Other Charges

Adjustments & Repairs
Per hour $100.00

Minimum Service Call Charge,
Without tuning $80.00
(in addition to hourly rate pro rated.)

Appraisals
Appraisals of value & condition with photos
Appraisal sample page link
Appraisals called in for tunings, at least a week in advance, that can be scheduled with other tunings in your geographic area.

Pianos Appraised with Values over $50,000
$200.00
Pianos Appraised with Values between $20,000 & $50,000
$150.00
Pianos Appraised with Values between $5,000 & $20,000
$100.00
Pianos Appraised with Values between $2500, & $5,000
$75.00
Pianos Appraised with Values below $2,500
$50.00
Verbal Appraisals

$30.00
All Appraisal that do not meat the geographic area condition are subject to our current service call charge of $60.00

Concert Prep Tuning Requirements

Concert tunings are available only, for Grand Pianos 6 ft. and larger of exceptional quality and condition. These pianos must be no more than 5 percent (5 cents) out of pitch.
It is preferred that we inspect the condition of these pianos prior to tuning. Decisions on requests for concert tuning, eligibility, is solely at our discretion. Artist or Traditional tuning may be substituted or suggested.

Artist PrepTuning Requirements
Artist tunings are available for most Grand Pianos and concert quality uprights (Steinway, Kawai, Yamaha) of exceptional quality and condition. These pianos must be no more than 8 percent (8 Cents) out of pitch. It is preferred that we inspect the condition of these
pianos prior to tuning. Decisions on requests for artist tuning, eligibility, is solely at our discretion. Traditional tuning may be substituted or suggested.

New Piano Purchases
Only Traditional Piano tuning is available for tunings provided by music stores or wholesalers on piano purchases. There are NO EXCEPTIONS, under any conditions.

Pitch Raise Tunings
Pianos requiring pitch raises to A440CPS
are available at the current arranged price,
charged at one tuning per half step in addition to final tuning.
1 half step = 2 tunings
2 half steps (1 hole step) = 3 tunings.

Broken Strings
A string can break at any time during tuning regardless of the age. Even though it is not likely that a string will break, if it does, it is the responsibility of the owner to pay for the replacement string. Current prices for strings and installation are:
Steel wire string $35.00 Each
Single copper wound $45.00 Each
Double copper wound $50.00 Each
Individual string replacement is extremely
time consuming.
(Follow up tuning on replaced strings is not included in prices.)

Descriptions of Traditional, Artiest & Concert Prep tunings

Traditional Prep Tunings

Our traditional tunings have been done on thousands of pianos, churches, and for concerts since 1973.
90 percent of the tunings done for our clients are Traditional Tunings.

Prep: Adjustment of up to 10 notes to correct incorrect functionality Ex. Sticking keys or action parts, action parts or damper that do not perform correctly. (Prep is optional and is subject to time constraints and the discretion of the technician at the time of tuning! NO exceptions.)

Tuning time 40 minutes to 1 hour.

Artist Prep Tuning

Intended for those who play music over the entire range of the piano.
These tunings Incorporate:

Our EXCLUSIVE UNIVERSAL 5th STRETCHING of octaves, that perfectly and naturally stretches octaves in the upper and lower thirds of the piano to the specific different string lengths of various size pianos, without the traditional guessing that is used by almost all piano technicians and ALL electronic tuners.   

Chromatic rolling checking of octaves and unisons to correct changes from the pressure changes of chromatic tuning up and down the scale, and strings wrapped around the hitch pin shared with adjacent strings. This process gives added assurance to the setting of notes to prevent changing of settling

Concentrate on clarity of unison, (individual notes) and tuning by ear blending of the highest and lowest octaves, with a final chromatic check from end to end.

Prep: Adjustment of up to 15 notes to correct incorrect functionality Ex. Sticking keys or action parts, action parts or damper that do not perform correctly. (Prep is optional and is subject to time constraints and the discretion of the technician at the time of tuning! NO exceptions.)

Tuning time 1-1/2 hours.

Concert Prep Tunings

These tunings are intended for the most demanding of performances.
These tunings Incorporate:
 
Our EXCLUSIVE UNIVERSAL 5th STRETCHING of octaves, that perfectly and naturally stretches octaves in the upper and lower thirds of the piano to the specific different string lengths of various size pianos, without the traditional guessing that is used by almost all piano technicians and ALL electronic tuners.   

Two complete tunings, checks, end to end to compensate for fading of pattern, octaves or unisons, due to changes from the pressure changes of chromatic tuning up and down the scale, and strings wrapped around the hitch pin shared with adjacent strings. This process gives added assurance against the setting of notes to prevent changing during dynamitic and demanding performance.

Concentrate on clarity of unison, (individual notes) and tuning by ear blending of the highest and lowest octaves, with a final chromatic check from end to end.

Prep: Adjustment of up to 20 notes to correct incorrect functionality Ex. Sticking keys or action parts, action parts or damper that do not perform correctly. (Prep is optional and is subject to time constraints and the discretion of the technician at the time of tuning! NO exceptions.)

Tuning time approx. 2 hours.

PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST, REQUIE OR EXPECT CONCERT OR ARTIEST QUILITY TUNING ON YOUR INSTRAMENT REGUARDLESS OF MAKE, CIRCUMSTANCE, OR CONDITION UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY FOR IT!

Why is Prep optional and is subject to time constraints and the discretion of the technician?

Due to the fact the many piano tunings are complicated by the condition, quality, humidity conditions and previous schedule of care and maintenance, many tunings require a prohibitive amount of time to apply even a standard quality of tuning.  Even though we are happy to provide, limited, Prep service with all tunings time constraints make this impossible in many cases. Please request additional service appointment time and cost if you need action regulation.