Standard Tune – $175
This includes evaluation of piano condition and bringing the piano back to a standard tune. Piano should not have fallen more than 15% of a half step flat (or sharp). For pianos that have changed more than 15%, a pitch raise is necessary for a stable tuning.
Note that I do not service roll-type player pianos.
Pitch Raise – $55 (in addition to standard tuning rate)
A pitch raise is an additional “pre-tuning” necessary when a piano is more than 15% of a half step flat (or sharp). When a piano is more than 15% out of pitch, it causes extra stresses on the piano to bring the piano up to pitch so a pre-tuning is necessary to avoid string breakage or an unstable tuning. The piano is then fine-tuned as a separate step.
When a piano is severely out of tune (more than a half step), additional pre-tunings are necessary. This will be an additional price, discussed with the customer prior to any work being done.
Occasionally string breakage will occur with a pitch raise or standard tuning.The string will be replaced for an additional charge.
Deluxe Service – $250
Pianos can be difficult to clean, especially under the strings on grand pianos. Cleaning action parts helps pianos look and play better. The Deluxe Service includes a standard tuning, up to an hour of cleaning and making minor action adjustments. The main focus of the cleaning will be inside the piano and under the strings (on grands) where the owner may not be able to reach. A pitch raise is an additional $55.
Half and Full Day Service – $350 to $700
When a piano needs multiple services, it is often more economical for the owner to pay for a block of service time than for each service individually.
Piano repairs are priced on a per-job basis. When a repair is performed without a tuning, there is a minimum charge of $125.
Service Call – $95
Each piano is initially evaluated as to its condition and tuning stability. On rare occasions, a piano will be determined to be not able to hold a tune, or in such poor repair that other services must be performed before a tuning can be performed. In such cases, when I make an evaluation but do not perform a service on the piano, a standard $95 service call charge is made.
Melodic Pianos LLC accepts cash or check or credit card. A $20 charge will be assessed for all returned checks.