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A piano tuning is the cornerstone for keeping your piano in tip top condition. Regular tuning will ensure that the pitch remains stable. I tune .....
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A standard piano tuning takes about an hour.
A concert piano tuning takes around two hours.
A 3/4 tuning takes around 45 minutes (see below for details)
If a repair is needed as well, I can usually do repairs & tuning in the same visit.
I cover all areas of Northumberland
For general enquiries or booking an appointment....
Tel: 0791 485 4072
When you ring me to make an appointment/ ask quote, please state if it is an upright or grand piano.
Also I need to know the name of your piano, when it was last tuned, and your post code.
If you would like an estimated piano tuning quote by email, please state your post code.
Prices are estimated until the piano's pitch is assessed accurately on the day. Learn more
PIANO TUNING FEES (Estimated) - January 2023 - End of December 2024
There are no exact fixed fees to tune your piano, unless you are a returning customer within 12 months.
As a guide ........
For a piano tuned one year ago, a standard re-tuning (1 hour) will cost £65 (same month, one year later).
If the piano has lapsed in its tuning (say, tuned 2+ years ago), if the pitch has not changed, and the tuning takes the same length of time, a re-tune will be charged at the same annual rate. If the pitch has changed, an additional charge may apply - this cannot be quoted until the pitch has been assessed first. On average, an additional charge is c.£15 if the tuning takes around 80 - 90 minutes to complete.
If you live locally to NE63 Ashington town centre, you only need to pay for the tuning - there are no call-out costs.
"Local" refers to you living within a 5 mile radius of NE63. This is used as your bench mark.
As the cost of fuel has risen so much (and other service charges), if you live outside the 5 mile radius, then
the cost is £1 (one pound) per mile for the outward journey only.
Example: (1) Standard Annual Piano Tuning = £65 (local)
Call-out/ 15 miles journey = £10 (15 miles less 5 = 10 )
Total = £75
Other tuning services & fees (from 2023 - 2024) >>
There are other levels of tuning services you may be interested in
(1) Standard Piano Tuning £65 (as shown above)
(2) Standard Three-quarter Piano Tuning £55 (for beginners)*
(3) Concert Piano Tuning £160 (for professional pianists/ competition standard)
(4) Pitch raise or drop (piano must be assessed first before a quote can be given)
Note: "Standard" refers to a piano recently tuned no more than 12 months ago.
(5) Piano repair - this is not included into the cost of a tuning, and priced separately.
If a note does not work, it must be repaired first before it can be tuned. Prices depend on the repair.
If a note does not work within the inner four octaves (main playing area), I must know about it in advance.
* Three-quarter piano tuning is ideal for a beginner or pianist that does not require using the outer octaves.
Five octaves are tuned instead of seven (or 7 1/4). This service is not available if (4) is requested.
What does a tuning visit consist of?
a. Tuning 1,2,3 or 4 (service 1 is the most common)/ tuned with Equal Temperament scaling.
b. Middle 3-4 octave hammers lightly refaced & toned
c. All mechanism parts/ pedals/ keys checked to ensure they are working properly
d. Upon completion, the cabinet and keyboard is dusted/ cleaned
e. Full job sheet provided about the work done including piano details/ notes / advisory notes.
Always keep your job sheet safe, as this is proof of any work done to your piano, and valuable
should you come to sell the instrument.
f. Full paper invoice provided with headed letter paper, endorsed & signed by AA Piano Tuners UK
g. Any other service as requested by the customer
All costs, milage and durations are estimated and a guide only.
NE63 (Ashington town centre) is taken as a bench mark point.
All miles are rounded up to the nearest whole number.
Should a piano require two tunings, this would be announced during your first visit.
Any journey over 20 miles will be charged a flat rate from £25 + tuning costs. This may vary.
Any quotations offered only apply at the time of the email/ phone call, and are not reserved for several weeks or months later as prices may vary.
I am available most days Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm. Saturday 10am - 3pm (Excluding Sunday)
Certain "rural" areas with no street name may only be booked during daylight hours.
To discuss my availability in more detail (e.g. for a specific day), please ring me.
A standard tuning is usually booked within 7 - 10 days.
Deposit payment by BACS internet banking required in advance (balance paid in cash if needed).
A pro forma will be sent to you with my bank details attached.
Full Cash payment required on the day of the visit after work completed.
I regret that cheques are no longer accepted.
For quotations, general help/ questions, please telephone 0791 485 4072
Exact quotations are no longer available by email or text messages - please ring me.
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