Please send the make, model and previous known tuning (a rough estimate is fine) of your piano. I work on old and new pianos alike. Call 832 993 1081 for a rough estimates. Estimates confirmed once I have seen the piano in location.
If the piano is tuned regularly, this is likely to be the best option. Tuning a piano is a complex task with c.236 strings to tune in harmony. Estimated time 1.5 - 2.5 hours. for more regular tunings, please ask. For regular clients $135.
Music has a standard pitch. It allows a pianist to play along with a guitarist, or organist. From the day the piano is manufactured, the strings are pulling against the pin holding them in place. This causes a minute unravelling of the string. This unravelling loosens the string. A loose string creates a variation in pitch, and the piano goes out of tune! If the piano is left long enough the pitch can drop. And it will, even when tuned regularly. Before tuning, it is advisable to raise the pitch to concert pitch except in exceptional circumstances.
$50 / hr
This is mostly negotiable, if it is a minor repair to a key, the price will likely be much lower. Not all extra work will be charged. Larger jobs will vary on time, and be quoted before carrying out according to the time taken. Most small jobs such as sticky keys, slack on the keys, or a few hammers double bouncing are quick to mend! Mechanical proficiency lends itself to enjoyable playing. The piano is tone generated with touch!