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“Melbourne’s Most Sought After Piano Expert…”
Nathan is a Professional Piano Tuner & Technician, whose passion for Music and Exceptional Ear has made him one of Melbourne’s most sought after Piano Experts. Over the past 20 years as a full-time Piano Tuner, Clients include many notable Musicians & Teachers, Schools, Recording Studios and specialist Piano Retailers.
As a Father of four kids, Nathan has also become the trusted choice among a growing number of parents with budding young artists. Whether your piano requires Tuning, Repairs or a complete Restoration, Nathan is here to provide Great Advice, Quality Service and a Beautiful sounding Piano Every Time!
Professional Piano Tuning should only be done by a skilled Piano Technician that has the appropriate training, experience and personal integrity.
Do you tune really old pianos?
YES. Many piano tuners refuse to service older pianos (80yrs+) because of the effort required to achieve reasonable tuning stability and a quality end result. At Piano Tuning Melbourne we appreciate that not every piano is going to perform perfectly, but believe that each piano regardless of it’s age or condition deserves to be playing at its best. Our expertise in pianos means that we’re happy to take on the pianos that other tuners fear.
My piano hasn’t been tuned for a long time, will it cost me any extra to get it tuned?
NO, the cost of a standard piano tune is a fixed price HOWEVER a piano that hasn’t been tuned for several years is not always expected to be tuned all the way up to concert pitch in a single tune. In situations where the piano is particularly flat but is required to be tuned to concert pitch a “pitch raise” tune would be needed as well as the standard tune.
What is "Concert Pitch"?
Concert pitch is a reference point (A440) that every instrument around the world is tuned to. What this means is that if one instrument is played along side another instrument or with a piece of recorded music (CD), they should all sound in tune with one another. Although every piano should ideally be tuned to concert pitch, there are some situations where a piano may be tuned in reference to itself… This means that the piano on it’s own (without any other instrument or music) would sound perfectly tuned even though it’s not at concert pitch.
What is a "Pitch Raise"?
A pitch raise is the tuning process used to dramatically stretch the pitch of a piano when it’s notably “flat”. A piano that’s more than a quarter of a semi-tone (25cents) flat is usually considered to be too flat to achieve tuning stability with a single concert tune. In this situation we provide the option to either simply tune the piano to itself or alternatively bring the piano up to “concert pitch” with a pitch raise (which would cost an extra $120 on top of the standard piano tuning fee).
Why would a piano be deemed "untunable" or be considered a "write-off"?
In some instances a piano may have certain “terminal issues” that would deem it “untunable”, which generally means it would no longer be able to stay in tune for any reasonable length of time. The most common issues that affect the tuning stability are things like; loose tuning pins, splits in the pin-block or bridges, various structural issues with aspects of the frame and/or soundboard. The other reason a piano may be “written off” is because the cost required to repair a piano to “basic working order” far outweighs the estimated worth of the instrument after it’s repairs. In other words, if it’s going to cost $1500 just to get a piano working and you’re still left with a piano that’s only worth $100 then this would be considered a write-off. This kind of assessment is not given lightly, but should your piano fall into this worst case scenario, we charge our minimum “call out fee” to cover our time & travel.
How long does it take to tune a piano?
A standard piano tune normally takes an hour to an hour and a half.
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