Tuning is the most basic kind of piano maintenance, that means adjusting the tension of each of the more than two hundred piano strings, using a tuning hammer (or lever) to turn the tuning pins in order to make each string produce the exact sound we need. Tuning is only the operation defined above and does not include repairs and adjustments.
PIANO TUNING, REPAIR & RESTORATION
The cost of a piano tuning is currently $110.00 (Some very old pianos where removing the dampers is necessary, like the square grands, have an extra charge). If I need to travel for more than 30 miles, there will also be an extra charge for the trip.
The cost could be $180.00 if a "double tuning" (a rough tuning followed by a fine tuning) is required to compensate for large seasonal variations in pitch, or if for some other reason the piano was not at standard pitch.
New pianos (or pianos that have been restrung) may need to be tuned more frequently the first year or so as the new strings continue to stretch.
A full regulation of a vertical piano action in good basic condition costs $300.00 A grand piano regulation $450.00 Some adjustments, such as hammer voicing, are not included in the standard list of regulating procedures.
Cleaning and lubrication Cost
Some pianos, like the spinets and consoles from the 60s and 70s, could have an extra cost because of the difficulty of removing the mechanism.
An inspection is required to estimate the cost of any other repair or restoration.