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How much do you pay for piano tunning?

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CURIOUSMIND Fri 07-Jun-13 23:23:41

Just got a annoying email from our piano tuner, said her rate (a standard routine tuning, without extra repair, usually one hour job)will go up from £70 to £75+ her travel cost, for me it would be £80!
Our piano is an up righter, one year old, perfect condition.
Is this the normal price in the current economy condition?It's not, is it?

Millais Fri 07-Jun-13 23:31:04

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ShotgunNotDoingThePans Fri 07-Jun-13 23:33:51

Dunno what normal price is. I pay £45 in the shires ( came on Tuesday actually). A re-conditioned instrument bought about8 years ago.

3littlewomen Fri 07-Jun-13 23:43:13

Nought..... I married the tuner! Though like the shoemakers kids having no shoes, my piano is in dire need of tuning!

Compare price to hour with other professional (tuning takes years of training and study to pass exams and gain accreditation). Perhaps have a look on PTA website for other local tuners and see what they're charging?

The quote is in line what we would charge inc vat in south east.

2kidsintow Fri 07-Jun-13 23:47:43

Nothing. I got fed up of my old and not brilliant quality upright taking up too much space and the kids making a racket on it, so replaced it with an electric piano instead. smile

Before that, we used to pay an old blind chap to come and tune it. He used to charge about £35.

BackforGood Fri 07-Jun-13 23:54:04

I think it was about £40, or £45 last time (probably about 6 months ago).
I'm in Midlands, not London area.

CURIOUSMIND Sat 08-Jun-13 08:54:11

I am definitely going to find another tuner. Thank you guys!

3littlewomen Sat 08-Jun-13 09:17:35

It's always worth having a phone around - our industry is not without its cowboys (in fact we charge less then many of the rogues in our area), so a good starting point is.....

pianotuners association

Feel free to pm me as DH would know huge no of tuners countrywide - and would have a good idea of reputation smile

BrigitBigKnickers Sun 09-Jun-13 21:32:08

£45-50 here in Essex.
No way would I pay £80.
She will price herself out of the market at those prices!

quip Sun 09-Jun-13 21:55:05

£55 in the shires. Every 6 months. Worth every penny.

IfIonlyhadsomesleep Sun 09-Jun-13 23:09:25

£50, south west.

pianomama Sun 09-Jun-13 23:38:35

Hmm. we pay £65 in South West. so £80 in London is probably right. I guess we are closer to London South West then the £50 South West?
Problem with piano tuners, they vary a lot and if you have a good instrument well used by a picky pianist with sensitive ears and fingers, a not so good tuner can actually wreck it badly .
It is a highly skilled job so if you have a good one, I would pay up, after all its only once every 6 month..Unless you find a highly recommended one who charges less .

Schmedz Tue 11-Jun-13 22:24:29

I can recommend a fab tuner who is far more reasonable than my previous one. He can also repair if needed. pM me if you are interested, but I suppose it depends where you live!

JoyceDivision Tue 11-Jun-13 22:28:29

we live nr leeds / wakefield, any one can recommend one or pm me if not wanting to post info on chat?

pickledsiblings Tue 11-Jun-13 22:28:55

£50 - £60 in Suffolk for an old Bechstein.

blueshoes Tue 11-Jun-13 23:25:52

Just find another tuner.

LaurenFuzi Tue 22-Jul-14 18:34:48

Hello! Might be a bit late for this, but my tuner is very good. He's based in South London and charges £60 for a tuning. PM me if you want his contacts!

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