Pitch Raising: All pianos are tuned to a standard pitch, generally accepted and recognized as A440. When a piano is not tuned for a long period of time, the piano not only gets “out of tune”, but can also drop in pitch. When the pitch drops past a certain point, the journey back to proper standard pitch cannot be accomplished in one “tuning”. A “pitch raise” or “pitch adjustment” must occur before the piano can be fine tuned. There is an additional fee for a “pitch raise” on top of the standard tuning fee.
Repair: I can repair anything in a piano from a “sticky key” to a cracked soundboard, and everything in between. Repair costs cannot be determined until the piano problem has been assessed.
Action regulation: The piano keys and associated mechanism that allows you to play the piano is a machine with hundreds of parts called the piano “action”. A “regulation” is the mechanical adjustment of the action. Like any finely crafted machine, the action must be adjusted from time to time to remain efficient and pleasant to play.
Voicing: The process of regulating the tone of the piano.
Rebuilding and Restoration: Eventually, even the best quality instruments wear out. Strings and action parts break, finishes fade or darken with age, soundboards crack, bridges split, and pianos can become un-tuneable for many reasons. What once was a lovely instrument is now a very big piece of furniture that nobody knows what to do with. These once magnificent pianos can be rebuilt and restored to their former glory. I have extensive experience rebuilding all brands of pianos, both uprights and grands. Call me for an estimate!