Christopher Winkels  Piano Tuner/Technician
Christopher Winkels  Piano Tuner/Technician

Christopher Winkels Piano Tuner/Technician

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$120
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Piano usage

Responds in about 1 hour

Introduction: I've been a professional piano tuner/technician since 1995, and have tuned and serviced over 14,000 pianos. I have a bachelors degree in music from Berklee College of Music. I tune in colleges, music conservatories, churches, schools and private residences. In addition to tuning, I repair, install humidity control, rebuild and appraise pianos. Visit my website-PIANOTUNINGMINNESOTA.COM
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 125 times

Serves Minneapolis, MN

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1 employee

27 years in business

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Cash, Check, Venmo

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

94 reviews

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Dan D.
Jul 7, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Had an excellent experience with Chris and would highly recommend his piano tuning service to anyone looking to have their piano tuned. Thanks!

Details: Spinet • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Piano played a few times a year • More than 10 years old

Piano Tuning
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Jeri K.
Jul 2, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chris responded promptly when I reached out needing my piano tuned. It had been a long time since it was tuned and Chris did an excellent job at a good price and it only took about 1 hour. He was courteous and on time!

Details: Upright • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Piano played at least once month • More than 10 years old

Piano Tuning
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Deb K.
Nov 5, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

He did a great job tuning our piano and even played for us a few songs.

Details: Baby grand • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Piano played a few times a year • More than 10 years old

Piano Tuning
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Harika P.
Oct 1, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chris was right on time and did a great job with tuning our piano.

Details: Spinet • Last piano tuning 1-2 years ago • Piano played at least once a week • 6 - 10 years old

Piano Tuning
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Kelly B.
Nov 15, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

Chris was professional and knowledgeable. Very happy and we will be contacting him for the next piano tuning! Highly recommend

Details: Upright • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Piano played a few times a year • More than 10 years old

Piano Tuning
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Christopher Winkels

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My base fee is $120, and that is based on the piano being maintained within the last 2 years. There is an additional fee of $50 if the piano needs a pitch raise, which means additional time is needed to bring the piano up to standard pitch of A440. This is something I can only assess when I am at the piano.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    After I arrive, I like to keep the customer in the know if there are any concerns, i.e. pitch corrections, repairs needed, structural issues, etc. so there won't be any surprises when the tuning is complete. I like to have piano owners be aware of placement of the piano in their environment to make sure, if possible to avoid problem areas where temperature and humidity changes can have an adverse effect.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have been a professional piano player for most of my life. I have a BA in music from Berklee College of Music, I was a tuning and repair apprentice with my brother, who taught me a lot of what I know, and also took classes in tuning and repair with an RPT (registered piano tuner) from St. Paul.

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