Bianchi Piano Works
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Hired 240 times
46 years in business
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Responsive and professional. Would definitely use him again for our piano tuning!!Jun 20, 2020Verified
This is our second piano tuning from Bianchi Piano, and we couldn’t be happier! Thanks again!!!May 2, 2020VerifiedBianchi Piano Works's reply
Thanks so much Katy. You’re a pleasure to work for.
A kind and friendly man who expertly tuned our piano and diagnosed some issues with the instrument. Highly recommended!Jan 27, 2020Verified
Mr. Bianchi is an excellent piano technician. The first tuning of our Kawai baby grand went very well. It was easy to get a satisfactory appointment time, and his fee is very fair. Highly recommended.Sep 19, 2019Verified
John was very communicative. He gave us two quotes in advance (depending on the state of our piano, either just a tuning, or a tuning plus a pitch raising), which we really appreciated, so we knew exactly how much his services would cost. We're also pleased with the quality of the work. Thanks, John.Sep 10, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?In general, if the job is close by I charge less, and if far away I charge more. Tunings range,based on that, from $100 to $145. If a pitch raise is needed, I add $35 to the charge. I discount 10% for institutional work ( churches, schools, museums, etc), and for multiple pianos at the same location
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I try to determine their level of ability so that I can recommend services that will enhance their playing experience. For example, if a client is playing Brahms' Intermezzi, and the piano hasn't been regulated in 10 years, I will explain how the service of a regulation can make the playing of such difficult works much more easy and enjoyable. On the other hand, If the client is just beginning, I would suggest holding off on any such work until they see if their interest continues. Also, a beginner has no need to go out and purchase a Steinway 'B', or Yamaha G3. The response that those pianos offer won';t be noticed until they reach the level of critical phrasing. But a proficient pianist needs a responsive action - something a spinet piano cannot possibly provide.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a master's degree in music composition and theory from the Hartt school of Music. All throughout my college education I held jobs as a pianist and worked also as an apprentice and journeyman to a piano technician. After graduating college I worked with Frank Hansen, the head of the piano technology department at the New England Conservatory of Music.