Tunings: $120.00 + 50 cents/mile
Also, as per NC Department of Revenue, a 7% tax must be charged on the tuning.
Pitch Raises (and Lowers): $25 + the tuning fee. A pitch raise/lower is needed if the piano is too far below or above pitch. Why? Because a properly tuned piano has about 18 tons of tension across the width of the harp and pin block. When it is very flat the tension is obviously much less and so by adding more tension the harp is unstable. Therefore, the tuner must make several passes across the nearly 230 strings to bring them up to near-pitch before it can be fine tuned. So, it's really a matter of time. Also, pianos that are that flat have probably not been well-maintained and a string(s) may break in the process. Except in the case of a careless tuner, this is generally not the tuner's fault. Experience reveals that pianos which haven't been tuned in some time - more than 2 or 3 years - will probably need a pitch raise, as will pianos kept in environments with high humidity and/or large temperature fluctuations.
Repairs: $25/hr. (If it is solely a repair job, $50 "bench fee" + $25/additional hour.)
...Now for the special deals...
Churches: The Fellowship Hall piano (the one the kids like to bang on) I will tune for $25 off if I do the Sanctuary piano the same day.
Referrals: As a thank you for referring me to someone else, I will gladly take 10% off your next tuning for each new referral for whom I tune.
For superior tuning stability and to increase the life of your piano please allow me to recommend the Piano Life Saver System from Dampp Chaser. It is a system designed to regulate the humidity inside your piano so that the constant fluctuations in temperature and humidity around the piano do not have such a damaging effect. It is a system well worth the investment! Please call for details and pricing.
Payment is due upon services rendered. Cash or Check only as we can not accept credit/debit cards.
Kingsfriend Piano Tuning and Service looks forward to serving you and helping you get the most out of your instrument.