Tuning: I charge $135 for a basic tuning. This will cover a piano that has been tuned within the last year where the humidity has been proper during the heating season and there are no mechanical issues.
Extra charges: Pitch raise tuning: add $20.00 when the piano is flat by a ¼ step or less. Add $50.00 when the piano is up to a ½ step flat.
Double tuning: add $75.00 when the piano is flat by a ½ step or greater.
Mileage: add $1.00 for every mile over 10 miles from Williston.
Repairs: Repairs are billed on a $75 per hour basis. Many minor repairs and simple adjustments that can be made quickly are usually included in the price of the tuning.
Assessments: $125.00 - $135.00 depending on location. This fee is refundable if the work is contracted. If done during a tuning the assessment is only $50.
A “virtual” assessment using FaceTime with an iPhone is free! Please contact me to set up a session.
Appraisals: $125.00 I provide a multi-point report that can be emailed to you and your insurance company. Appraisals at the time of a tuning are only $50.00
Appraisals for tax deductions: The IRS requires form 8283 to be filled out by the owner to which is attached photos and my researched and verified appraisal. The charge for this service is $240.
Private Piano Sales Broker: I do not have a retail piano dealership, but I can help you sell your piano. I will inspect your instrument, make a recommendation on an asking price and put you in touch with potential buyers. It is up to you, the seller, to close the deal. I generally request a 10% commission from the seller on the final sale price if one of my recommended buyers purchases your piano.
I usually keep a very busy schedule, visiting 4 to 6 customers a day, six days a week. It is very difficult for me to fill a hole in my schedule because a customer has forgotten our appointment. I make it a habit to remind my customers by phone or email that we have an appointment scheduled the next day. But we’re all busy people. Sometimes a missed appointment happens. When it does, I must charge a customer $50 for my time, unless the tuning can be scheduled later in the workday.
I require at least a 24-hour notice of a cancellation. This allows me to insert a client from my stand-by list in your place. Failure to cancel in time or a no-show is subjected to a fee of $50.00. If you have an emergency I will understand.
If your piano can’t be tuned due to a problem that can’t be repaired at that time I will provide an detail of the repairs and charge you my deductible assessment fee.