Self-Scheduling Online is usually the easiest and quickest way to get an appointment. However, if you prefer booking another way or need more information to determine what service to select, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call or text me at 205-693-9963. Information about the most commonly requested services including pricing can be found below.
FULL SERVICE APPOINTMENT $565*
This is much more than a piano tuning. It's the best option for clients who want to maintain their piano at peak performance or who are ready to catch up on some deferred maintenance of an older piano. Depending on your piano's unique needs, this may include tuning, tension adjustment, cleaning, regulation, voicing, lubrication, minor repairs, and much more.
When to choose a Full Service Appointment:
Your piano is used by an amateur or professional musician or a student who is at a moderately advanced or higher level and you want it maintained at peak performance.
You inherited or purchased a piano (or just started using your piano again after a few years) and it needs a shot or two in the arm to bring it up to date on deferred maintenance.
Though “Standard Service” and “Just a Tuning” appointments are only available on weekdays, Full Service appointments may be scheduled on some weekends for an additional $50. Weekend appointments have to be scheduled by email and may require a longer wait.
Standard Service $195*
The right choice for most pianos in reasonable condition.
Initial evaluation (new clients)
Reduce friction and fix sticky keys
Touch-up regulation (make it easier to play)
Touch-up voicing (improve quality of sound)
Just a Tuning $165*
Ideal for pianos that are serviced every six months.
Initial evaluation (new clients)
Charge for any additional services needed
Tension Adjustment $25-$75
If it has been over 12 months since your piano was last tuned it may need a tension adjustment. This is basically an additional rough tuning (or two or three) to bring the strings closer to correct pitch so that a stable fine tuning is possible. The longer a piano has gone without tuning, the more likely a tension adjustment will be needed.
**ADD-ON** DEEP CLEANING (INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR) Uprights $85, Grands $106.25
Includes about an hour of cleaning starting with whatever the piano needs most. This will include some or all of the following:
Removing dust from soundboard
Removing moisture-attracting dust from strings and tuning pins
Cleaning keytops and cleaning under the keys (you might be surprised to see the material that collects under keys)
Blowing out dust from action parts
Dusting the exterior
Applying polish or wood conditioner to the case
This is included as part of other service appointments, but it can also be scheduled separately. You will receive a condition report with a detailed estimate itemizing what the piano needs in order to either be brought up to par or made like new again. if you want to know the general shape of a piano you just purchased or are considering purchasing and aren't ready to have it serviced yet, this is the option for you. If you schedule a service appointment and your piano can't be tuned (for example, the tuning pins are too loose in the pinblock to hold), then your appointment will become a consultation/evaluation.
*Extended service area - 15+ miles from zip code 35209
15-24 miles - add $15 (Helena, Chelsea, Alabaster, Pinson, Trussville, Leeds, McCalla, Morris, Hueytown)
25-39 miles - add $30 (Moody, Warrior, Odenville, Springville, Montevallo, Locust Fork, Vincent, Pell City)
40-49 miles - add $45 (Oneonta, Jemison, Jasper, Sylacauga, Clanton, Lincoln)
50-64 miles - add $60 (Cullman, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Blountsville)
65-75 miles - add $75 (Gadsden, Anniston)
The cities listed above will get you a close estimate. Some cities stretch across two service areas. To get a more accurate estimate you can go to google maps and check your distance from zip code 35209 using the quickest drive.
I do travel farther than 75 miles at times to service pianos. Please contact me to discuss possibilities.