Cost and Payment
Tuning, Regulation, and Repair
My fee for a basic tuning is $100. This does not include the cost of needed pitch adjustments if the piano is significantly flat. Any piano can become severely flat when it is moved, exposed to changes in room temperature or humidity, heavily played, or left not tuned for more than a year. The cost of pitch adjustments, $20 to $300, depend upon the severity of the adjustments need. Pianos that are extremely flat may require an additional service appointment for the pitch adjustments to stabilize between appointments.
The cost of any other service, such as action regulation, repair, or replacement parts, will be estimated in advance according to piano industry, time-unit standards and retail prices for replacement parts.
Piano Inspection: Fee and Condition Report
A $50 service fee is charged for inspecting your piano. This amount is credited toward the cost of the tuning, regulation, or repair that you approve.
My customers appreciate the written piano condition reports I provide. These are custom reports that explain the musical condition of the piano and any needed maintenance or repairs according to the value of the piano. This way my customers can make informed decisions about what they want for their pianos.
I service pianos throughout West Michigan. Expensive fuel and maintenance costs make having a travel surcharge necessary. A surcharge of 50 cents per mile traveled may be added to the service fee for piano locations outside of the Greater Grand Rapids area. Below are estimated examples of travel surcharges. Actual surcharges depend upon the actual miles traveled.
Allendale $20.40 Hudsonville $12.40
Battle Creek $78.70 Kalamazoo $48.50
Caledonia $13.40 Lansing $64.00
Grand Haven $28.80 Muskegon $46.30
Holland $30.90 Saugatuck $40.40
Full payment is due upon my completing the service. I accept payments by check or cash.