Julia offers tunings, pitch raises, and minor repairs.
- Maintenance Tuning: $80
A maintenance tuning means your piano is in regular use and has regular maintenance done. These usually take 2 hours.
- Pitch Raise: $20-45/hr
If your piano has not been tuned for a significant amount of time, you may need a pitch raise. To do this, a technician must do a special kind of tuning, then do a final fine tuning. Pitch raises often necessitate several more tunings over the course of the year to stabilize your piano. The price of a pitch raise depends on how far out of tune your piano is, which is directly related to the amount of work the technician must put in to raise the pitch and get it stabilized.
- Repairs: contact for a quote
Any minor repairs that can made during a standard tuning will be made at no extra cost. However, any labor above and beyond that will be priced individually. If Julia encounters a repair that she is not able to do, she will help you contact another technician to complete the repairs.
- Purchase Consultation: $25
If you are interested in buying a piano, please get a professional opinion! Most used pianos are out of tune and it is impossible to tell by just playing them if they are worth moving to your home. Julia will but will help you research the piano then check out the inside and outside looking for needed repairs and tuning pin stability to help you determine whether the instrument is right for you.
- Piano Life Saver Installation: contact for pricing
If you keep getting put on wait lists, or need help immediately, contact Julia! She can do daytime or evening tunings.
Tips on Piano Maintenance
Pianos are part instrument and part machine that need regular care to maintain good health. If your grandmother's piano has sat untouched in her living room for 50 years, it will not be in prime shape for your child's lessons starting next week. Pianos need regular maintenance, care, and use- just like cars, and houses, and plants, and bicycles...
So if you have a piano sitting in your living room and want to be able to enjoy it for years, take care of it! Here are some ways how to maintain a piano:
Get your piano tuned regularly. How often depends on use and humidity fluctuations. Concert pianos get tuned for each concert. For regular home use, most technicians recommend twice a year. If money is tight, you can get by with once a year, but any less than that is not a good idea.
There is a whole blog post you can read on this topic here:
Essentially, avoid windows, outer walls, heaters, and rooms with wood stoves. If there doesn't seem to be a good place to put your piano, don't opt for an electric piano instead! Talk to me and I will help you find the best possible location. Pianos are relatively tough instruments.
I've written a lot about the Dampp Chasers (now Piano Life Saver Systems) and cannot say enough about them. Having a humidifier by your piano is great too, but only if it's maintained regularly and is the right size for the room. You can read about their effects in my blog:
Did you know Julia's ancestors made pianos?
The Hasbrouck Piano Company was established in 1887. One reason (among many) that Julia began learning to tune and repair pianos was so that she could refurbish one of these instruments and keep the legacy going.