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GR Horst Piano Tuner
GR Horst Piano Tuner

GR Horst Piano Tuner

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Introduction: Starting with something old or just out-of-tune and making it sound great again .... I love my work and receive personal satisfaction from making an acoustic piano sound and respond properly. Seeing a young musician who enjoys learning the instrument is just as rewarding as hearing a fine concert grand played by a skilled musician. Regular piano tuning and maintenance can pass the music enjoyment on to future generations. Basic tuning cost includes minor adjustments such as sustain pedal response or basic repairs. If additional time is needed for repairs, this will be discussed prior to initiating additional work beyond tuning.

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39 years in business

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Cindy h.

Piano Tuning

He was just wonderful. Very knowledgeable, wants to ensure he does it right and explains things in detail about your piano and the condition and even suggestions on care. Was prepared for Covid guidelines. He definitely loves what he is doing. The tuning put my dogs to sleep for 2 hours. Imagine that! You truly is an expert and have vast amount of experience. I will continue to use him.
Jan 28, 2021
Joanne M.

Piano Tuning

GR was professional and amicable. He cleaned and tuned my 111 year old piano very nicely. I am extremely pleased.
May 22, 2021
Maria P.

Piano Tuning

Overall happy with the work that was done. The only thing I was not happy with was that when I booked the service there was a picture of a young man and I thought that was who was coming to do the service. I showed the picture to my daughter so she would know who to expect. She text me when the person who arrived in a marked van that said piano tuner/service was not the person we were expecting. If there are staff members that are coming to do the work it should be noted who is coming. That part was misleading.
Nov 9, 2020
Steven M.

Piano Tuning

A+, would highly recommend. In addition to the excellent tuning work he was able to provide us with some valuable information about the piano we had been given.
Nov 26, 2019
Tyshawn S.

Piano Tuning

Responded to all questions in a timely manner. Scheduled me for the soonest available appointment. Super job on the tuning and other services. Arrived on time. Will most definitely hire again.
Jul 13, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Standard tuning charge includes tuning and can also include some basic repairs such as a few sticky keys. Additional repair cost, such as addressing overall tension issue, will be discussed prior to initiating work that would require additional time and cost. There is a discount provided for a Church or non-profit organization. A discount also pertains to additional pianos at the same location that are tuned during the same appointment visit. If the piano needs a "pitch-raise", additional time will be required and a commensurate charge. The need for a pitch-raise can be due to a move, not having been serviced for an extended time, or extreme temperature and humidity changes. A pitch-raise process requires an extra tuning pass to apply the proper tension to each string prior to fine-tuning the instrument.

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

    Using information provided by a customer, determine approximately how long since the last tuning and whether there are other issues to deal with such as sticky key, broken strings, squeaky pedal etc. This helps to allow enough time for the service appointment. From there we secure a time on the appointment schedule and confirm the appointment via follow-up email.

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

    Completed a course of study in piano tuning and servicing. In addition, attendance at regular meetings, conferences, and training by the Piano Technicians Guild are key in maintaining and increasing skills through continuing education.

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