The Edmonton Piano Tuner
All other services are billed at $60 per hour, if completed at a tuning appointment.
If a tuning is not required the minimum charge is $95, plus the hourly rate after the first 30 minutes.
Piano appraisals and pre-purchase inspections are $125 within our service area.
Pre-Purchase inspections are critical when buying a used piano!! Pianos are expensive, cumbersome instruments. You will be spending a lot of money to have them moved into your home, so please have it inspected BEFORE you invest. Restoring an old piano to working condition can cost THOUSANDS of dollars..... There is no such thing as a free piano!! Please call me before making any purchases!
You will also learn a lot about what to look for in a piano by having us inspect it for you! You will be there during the inspection and I will teach you exactly what I am looking for. So even if you don't end up buying it, you will be educated enough to identify a good deal when you see one!
Piano tunings on instruments which are well maintained take about an hour. Pianos that are not well maintained or just plain challenging to tune may take longer than two hours.... (see "Pitch Corrections" below).
Evening Appointments - $160
Pitch corrections are required when the piano is significantly out of tune. They involve tuning the piano multiple times in one visit in order to stabilize the piano at the proper pitch of A=440hz. Regular tunings once per year, or more depending on your requirements, will eliminate the need for this service, and give you a more stable tuning year round. The more out of tune the piano, the more times we have to tune the piano, and the more I must charge.
Tunings outside of our regular service area will be charged fifty cents per kilometre round trip from the edge of Edmonton.
At each tuning Joshua will not only tune the piano, he will also check the pedals for correct functioning, and adjust if necessary. Joshua will also check the bench legs for tightness and adjust if necessary. Repairs taking less than ten minutes are included with a tuning, such as removing pencils from the pianos' interior. Joshua will also check the regulation of the piano and advise the customer if more serious maintenance is required. If requested, Joshua can provide the approximate date of manufacture of the piano, and its present market value (verbally).
All prices shown will have GST added to the invoice.
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