How Much Should You Pay For Piano Tuning?
The actual cost that you pay for a piano tuning depends on where you live and what kind of service you specifically need. However, we can fairly put the range for general piano tuning service in the range of $75 to $200. The price could be more if you need other services, but a quote from a professional should fall within that range and you should be wary of anyone charging less or more than that. Anyone charging more than that for tuning is probably trying to pull a fast one on you. Anyone charging less than that puts out there the feeling that they’re not well trained and/or capable of doing the job well. The last thing you want to do is pay for shoddy service and then have to pay for someone to come back and do it right.
So How Often Should I Pay For Piano Tuning?
Now that you know how much it might cost for a tuning, you need to consider how often you’ll have to shell out that amount. That might influence how much you pay each time you get a piano tuned. The easiest thing you can do is just wait until the piano goes terribly out of tune and then just act accordingly. Of course, there’s no way to know when that’s going to happen. Besides, you probably want to try and avoid that just in case your piano is being used for something important when it decides to go wildly out of tune.
Just like with cars, manufacturers will tell you to get your piano tuned more often than it’s probably necessary. Many of them ill tell you to get your piano tuned twice a year, which seems a little much. It won’t hurt the piano to do that but it’s probably unnecessary.
The honest answer is that you probably only have to tune your piano once every two years.That probably makes it easier to shell out $150 for a tuning if you know you won’t have to do it again for a while.
At the end of the day, it’s about your personal preference. You know your piano better than anyone else and if you get the sense that your piano is out of tune or needs something in the interim, trust your instincts.
Rather Than Pay, Can I Just Tune My Piano Again?
The short answer is yes. Of course, that assumes that you know pianos inside and out and are confident in your ability to tune the piano in a professional manner. You will also need a piano tuning kit, which may cost you money to acquire. You’re also going to want to invest in an electric tuner, which again costs money. And once you have all your equipment, you’ll need to clear out the room in which your piano is located and make sure there is no noise or sound around you. From there, you tune one string at a time and really focus on getting each one perfect.
At the end of the day, owning a piano comes with unavoidable costs like piano tuning. Just be clear with what you’re paying.