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Piano Tuning – $190

Piano tuning is the adjustment of the tension of each string in the piano to set its optimal pitch. Increasing a strings tension causes its pitch to rise and lowering its tension causes the pitch to drop. Although (most) pianos have 88 keys, they usually have over 200 strings. Most notes actually have three strings, while the lowest notes have either two or one string per note. A tuning typically takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Learn more about piano tuning here.

(If your piano has not been tuned in over a year, there may be an additional charge of $60 for a pitch correction or rough tuning. Read more about pitch corrections.)

Trip charge: $25 for Sterling, Ashburn, Fairfax Station, Belvoir, Mt. Vernon, Ft Hunt, National Harbor, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, NW DC, and SW DC.
$50 for NE & SE DC and Leesburg.

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Regulation & Voicing – $115/hr

Regulation and voicing refine the way your piano plays and sounds. Action regulation involves the adjustment of all the moving parts in your piano to create an even response from note to note and to give you the greatest musical control over dynamics, articulation, and repetition. Voicing involves adjusting the tone to create an even sound from note to note and to give the player a broad range of tonal colors to draw from

Appraisals – $210

An accurate determination of the value of a piano is important if you are trying to sell a piano or want to insure it. A survey of pianos for sale online reveals such a wide range of values that it can be difficult to know what your piano is actually worth. An appraisal involves an in-person inspection of the instrument combined with market research of comparable instruments for sale.

Pre-purchase Inspection $140

If you are buying a used piano, it’s critical to have it inspected before you bring the piano home. A pre-purchase inspection will ensure the piano is serviceable and will help you determine if the quality of the instrument is a good match for your expectations and musical ability.
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