Bill Van Effen Piano Tuning& Repair Services
Bill Van Effen Piano Tuning& Repair Services

Bill Van Effen Piano Tuning& Repair Services

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Introduction: I am a 3rd generation piano tuner with a passion for hearing finely tuned piano music flowing through the hallways of a house. Not only do I tune and repair pianos, but I love to play as well! I've tuned for well known performers such as Smokey Robinson, Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Air Supply, Frank Sinatra Jr. and Hank Williams Jr. to name a few. I also maintain pianos for Playmakers Repertory Company UNC and North Carolina State University. I've worked on pretty much all brands of pianos over the years including Kawai, Yamaha, Steinway & Sons, Petrof, Baldwin, Mason & Hamlin, Kohler & Campbell, Knabe, Bösendorfer and Schulze Pollmann. If you're curious about whether or not I can tune your piano feel free to contact us today! I absolutely love meeting new people and working on different pianos. Every piano I work on is different in its own way and I love bringing each instrument to its full playing potential.
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Noah M.
Aug 5, 2022
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Wow! The life of this piano has been restored! After Bill’s initial assessment, he determined it had been at least 20 or 30 years since the last tuning. He spent over an hour carefully tuning every string twice to ensure perfect pitch and relative harmonics. I look forward to using him to tune this piano for years to come!

Details: Spinet • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Piano played at least once a week • More than 10 years old • Fix sticky keys

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David C.
Jan 29, 2022
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We had Bill out to tune our 1980's era Yamaha upright that had been mistreated by its previous owners. He responded incredibly quickly when we first reached out and was really flexible about scheduling. Bill arrived early for the appointment and had no problem finding our house that's not visible from the street. He made a thorough assessment of the piano and found it to actually be in decent shape inside. In short order he had it sounding great and even fixed one minor mechanical issue with one of the hammers. Will definitely have him back to keep it in tune as the seasons change!

Details: Spinet • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Piano played at least once a week • More than 10 years old

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Dan C.
Jan 26, 2021
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Bill was outstanding. He tuned our baby grand and made a repair along with recommendations to make it sing. We will be using him for all piano services moving forward, he is professional and another great find on thumbtack.

Details: Baby grand • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Piano played at least once a week • Unknown age

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Karen S.
4 weeks ago
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Bill was very knowledgeable and fast with tuning services. I highly recommend him!

Details: Baby grand • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Piano played at least once a week • More than 10 years old

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Patrick E.
Aug 22, 2022
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Fantastic experience, will definitely have Bill back for future tunings.

Details: Spinet • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Piano played at least once a week • More than 10 years old

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FAQs

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    Professional musicians, colleges, churches and private homes.

  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

    Look for someone with real experience. Piano tuning is an art. In my experience you definitely get what you pay for in this field.

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