Piano Tuning cost

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I live in NJ...does anyone know what is a reasonable cost for tuning a piano? And how often one should do it?

-- Steve Pentek (pentek@optonline.net), August 09, 2003


Tune a minimum of once a year. Twice a year is better, with the climate/humidity change--about 2-3 weeks after you turn on your furnace and 2-3 weeks after you turn on your air conditioner. On the west coast, the price is anywhere from $75-125 per tuning. I'd advise to have a registered technician do it if possible. They usually do a better job so the piano stays in tune longer (good "pin technique"), and they can fix any other little problems before they get to be big problems.

-- anon (noname_poster@yahoo.com), August 11, 2003.

I'd say anon has given you excellent advice. His cost estimates seem to be right on track as well. Here in the midwest $100 is what my piano technician generally charges (although he is kind enough to give me a "piano teacher discount" of $80 since I send him so many referrals.)

-- annie (no_name_poster@yahoo.com), August 12, 2003.

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