A basic piano tuning fee is $155. If the pitch of the piano is low to the point it needs extra work, pitch changes are $95. Although piano tuning usually only takes 45-90 minutes, I recommend reserving two hours for complete service.
Customers pay thousands of dollars for their instruments and to gamble on piano care to avoid a small difference in tuning cost is an unnecessary gamble.
While everyone enjoys a bargain, I am concerned that bargain~shoppers may not realize the enormous differences among piano tuners. Only schedule a qualified professional piano tuner to care for and maintain your musical instrument. Quality is the best economy.
If a piano tuner/technician’s prices are low it raises doubts; “If he is so good, why are his prices lower than my last tuner, or lower than my friend’s piano tuner?”
Many piano tuners adopt lower service standards, believing customers can’t distinguish the difference in quality. More often than not, the bargain-basement tuner underestimates his customers; customers can and do notice the difference.