What I Provide
You can count on Hart Piano Service to not only meet, but exceed all your needs and requests. My services include: tuning, all types of piano repairs, voicing and regulation, installation of new parts and reconditioning of old parts for any aspect of the piano.
Normal piano tuning fee for pianos close to standard pitch is $115.
For normal home use, it is usually recommended that you have your piano tuned by a professional piano tuner twice a year. (Often, piano owners have their instrument tuned only once a year.) This is not a firm rule, however, and many pianists prefer to have their piano serviced more or less frequently. If your piano has not been tuned in many years, it may require a pitch adjustment before a fine tuning can be done. Pitch Adjustment is an additional charge of $65.
Accidental trauma and heavy use especially in older pianos can cause parts to break. This is no need for alarm. This happens all the time. Most issues can be resolved with knowledge, technique and glue. Sometimes parts need to be replaced. This is not a problem as most parts are readily available. Repinning pivot points between parts is commonly required. Problems may present as notes "not working", "working poorly or sluggishly" or "clicking".
Whatever the problem, I can address it.
Regulation is the process of aligning every part of the action to interact in a very specific and prescribed way with it's neighboring parts. Starting with the leveling of the keyboard, the sole contact point for a musician with the instrument. Thereafter, each piece is aligned with precision and strict, minute tolerances. Grand pianos have more complex actions and therefore require more time and effort to regulate, but the end result offers the musician a means of communicating with a full spectrum of nuance. A well regulated piano is a joy to play. Combine it with an excellent tuning and you and your instrument will sing.
Piano Technicians Guild Code of Ethics
All members of the Piano Technicians Guild adhere to the following code of ethics:
I will act honorably and in a professional manner.
I will render the best possible service under the circumstances, always keeping the best interests of my client in mind.
I will engage only in fair trade practices in the knowledge that I am reflecting the honesty and integrity for which the Piano Technicians Guild stands.
I will use the name and trademarks of the Piano Technicians Guild properly and will encourage others to do the same.
I will strive to upgrade my professional skills and I will encourage and help others to do the same.
I will promote, in any way that I can, good will toward my profession and toward the music industry.