Piano Tuning by Jonah's Piano Tuning Service

5 (64)
My extensive musical background helps me understand the best possible context for tuning and servicing your piano. I give every piano the same quality treatment so your piano will play and sound the best it can. I am a trained musician so my ear and experience playing music helps me determine what sounds best.

Working on musical instruments! Working with musicians! There is nothing more rewarding than helping pianos sound better, helping people play better, and allowing people to enjoy music more.
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Years in business

7

Times hired on Thumbtack

92

Number of employees

1

Location

Nashville, TN 37209
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Reviews

Customers rate this pro highly for responsiveness, professionalism and value.
  • Allison H.
    Piano Tuning
    Sep 22, 2017 • Verified Review
  • Amy F.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah helped me understand exactly what the piano needed, and it turned out great. Definitely recommend.
    Sep 16, 2017 • Verified Review
  • CAMERON M.
    Piano Tuning
    Super guy. Professional, forthright and personable! He'll be my go-to guy for all piano tuning in the future! Thanks Thumbtack!
    Sep 12, 2017 • Verified Review
  • Laurie C.
    Piano Tuning
    Will use again.
    Sep 11, 2017 • Verified Review
  • Stephen G.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah did a great job! Would recommend him to anyone.
    Jul 28, 2017 • Verified Review
  • Michael Z.
    Piano Tuning
    Wonderful, prompt service. Thanks!
    Jul 1, 2017 • Verified Review
  • George P.
    Piano Tuning
    We absolutely recommend Jonah and will call him again... he responded quickly to the inquiry, was at our house exactly as scheduled, and the tuning and repairs were super. Easy 5-star rating!
    Jun 16, 2017 • Verified Review
  • Stuart L.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah was very fast and professional, came a day after being contacted and worked quickly. He was done in about an hour with a piano that hadn't been tuned in nearly 3 years and it sounds wonderful now. Highly recommended and would definitely hire again.
    Jun 2, 2017 • Verified Review
  • Nowell S.
    Piano Tuning
    Excellent.
    May 17, 2017 • Verified Review
  • Rodger S.
    Piano Tuning
    highly reasonable, prompt. My wife plays by ear and is an accomplished musician, she said his tuning was spot on and plans to tune regularly due to the affordability!
    May 14, 2017 • Verified Review
  • Amy K.
    Piano Tuning
    Prompt, friendly, did a great job.
    May 10, 2017 • Verified Review
  • Todd J.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah was great! He got our piano tuned up and was very easy to work with in getting the tuning time setup! I recommend using Jonah. We will be using him when we are ready to tune next year!
    May 3, 2017 • Verified Review
  • Lola C.
    Piano Tuning
    Very professional, prompt, knowledgeable.
    May 2, 2017 • Verified Review
  • Richard R.
    Piano Tuning
    Very professional , informative. Prompt and friendly
    Apr 25, 2017 • Verified Review
  • Jason H.
    Piano Tuning
    On time, and very professional. Got my piano ready for a session!
    Apr 13, 2017 • Verified Review
  • Chris B.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah was professional, efficient, and on time!
    Mar 21, 2017 • Verified Review
  • Kristin M.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah is awesome! He came on time, was professional and honest. He took the time to explain more detail on my piano as well. I definitely recommend him and will use him again when the time comes for another tuning.
    Feb 1, 2017 • Verified Review
  • Dorothy D.
    Piano Tuning
    Piano needed tuning. Old Gulbretsonn - very small piano - 43 white keys. Plastic needed replaced. Spent time on it until everything was right. Would recommend to others.
    Jan 22, 2017 • Verified Review
  • Greg A.
    Piano Tuning
    Great experience. I highly recommend Jonah.
    Jan 9, 2017 • Verified Review
  • Peter K.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah did a great job tuning our piano. Took his time and obviously enjoys what he does and does it well!
    Dec 26, 2016 • Verified Review
  • Jory S.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah was professional, knowledgeable pleasant personality. Will definitely call him for all my piano needs.
    Dec 22, 2016 • Verified Review
  • Drew P.
    Piano Tuning
    Fantastic! Extra time spent on our piano that really needed the extra mile. It sounds like a new instrument after Jonah took care of it. I highly recommend his service in the forest of piano tuners out there.
    Dec 16, 2016 • Verified Review
  • Amy J.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah was professonal and thorough. He gave me valuable advice about our piano and our piano needs. We will continue to use his services in the future.
    Dec 5, 2016 • Verified Review
  • Jonas L.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah did a fantastic job getting my piano into great playable shape. I recently acquired a studio upright that had gone unplayed for a number of years. Jonah diagnosed my piano's problems, hammered the pins, gave it a pitch raise, and tuned it exactly where it needed to be. All in all, Jonah was extremely knowledgable about my fixes and helped me find the easiest and cheapest solutions possible. Super nice guy, and he really cares about doing the job right! Great service, affordable rates!
    Nov 25, 2016 • Verified Review
  • Chris A.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah was very professional and thorough with my piano tuning. I had an older piano, and he made sure I knew about general maintenance. He came across as very friendly, yet passionate about the technical repair of instruments. I was very pleased with his services!
    Nov 22, 2016 • Verified Review
  • Buddy R.
    Piano Tuning
    Excellent all the way around. Could not be more pleased.
    Nov 13, 2016 • Verified Review
  • Peggy C.
    Piano Tuning
    We love Jonah!! He helped us refurbish a 1920's baby grand that was in the home we moved into last year. Couldn't be happier than when out daughter plays and sings.
    Nov 10, 2016 • Verified Review
  • Rick S.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah tuned our baby grand. Sounds great. I will recommend his service and plan to use him again regularly.
    Oct 24, 2016 • Verified Review
  • Jacob A.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah was great - was able to come quickly, lucky for me.. Very knowledgeable and helped me get my piano back into good shape.
    Sep 13, 2016 • Verified Review
  • Marquinta C.
    Jonah came to my home and tuned up a 60+ year old piano. He was very professional and knowledgeable of the task at hand. Jonah will be recommended by me every chance I get. I am glad he was referred to me.
    Jun 1, 2016
  • Rob R.
    Piano Tuning
    May 24, 2016 • Verified Review
  • Jessica D.
    Jonah is great! He responded to my inquiries quickly and was available to tune & service my piano almost immediately. He's very knowledgeable and took extra care with my old Wurlitzer. He fixed some rattles and hums that I feared were permanent! Definitely give him a call!
    May 20, 2016
  • Dave D.
    Jonah really surprised me with his price, timeliness, and quality. Our piano finally sounds like it should and he is the reason. He identified the internal problems beyond just the tuning and our upright piano sounds and feels beautiful.
    Feb 9, 2016
  • Natalie P.
    Piano Tuning
    My piano is quite a big project, and Jonah did an excellent job of putting it into playable condition and then explaining what bigger issues could be fixed, and the cost and time frame of those projects.
    Dec 1, 2015 • Verified Review
  • Kyle M.
    Piano Tuning
    Nov 11, 2015 • Verified Review
  • Tommy B.
    Piano Tuning
    He came over to tune a 100 year old upright piano and did a fantastic job. He even researched the serial number to tell us the exact year the piano was made. Highly recommend!
    Oct 30, 2015 • Verified Review
  • Dana C.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah arrived at exactly the scheduled time we set ands for straight to the Pismo. He was meticulous in tuning my piano, which sounds prefect now!!
    Oct 18, 2015 • Verified Review
  • Jen S.
    I am a musician and was very please with Jonah's work. He was on time, efficient with his time and left with a piano well in tune and ready to play for enjoyment! Strong recommendation.
    May 16, 2015
  • Becky A.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah worked very hard on our piano. I will certainly have him back in 6 months!
    Feb 22, 2015 • Verified Review
  • Jason S.
    Jonah did an outstanding job repairing and tuning our sanctuary piano. After being told by another tuner that it was the player and not the piano that was the issue he diagnosed and quickly fixed the problem, which was mechanical. He was very professional and explained everything before making the repairs. If you are in the Smyrna area and need a piano tuner Jonah is your guy.
    Feb 19, 2015
  • Tracy H.
    Jonah tuned our 20 yr old upright Yamaha piano. It had not been tuned in over 6 yrs and is played a lot. Jonah did an outstanding job and was very professional. I recommend his service to anyone. Our piano sounds like new!
    Feb 18, 2015
  • Eddie I.
    Awesome. Prompt, courteous, did a great job with the piano, fast-moving but detailed. Hire him to tune your piano!! You'll be glad you did.
    Jan 16, 2015
  • David K.
    Piano Tuning
    Jan 12, 2015 • Verified Review
  • Adriane S.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah did a terrific job tuning my 5-yr old Yamaha upright. Kind, courteous, on-time and professional. Highly recommend.
    Dec 31, 2014 • Verified Review
  • Ingrid V.
    Jonah rescued my upright piano that hadn't been played in about 10 years, and had quite a few sticky keys. He was very professional and knowledgeable, and explained what he was doing - something I really appreciate. On top of that, the price was very good. Highly recommended!
    Dec 3, 2014
  • Jonathan B.
    Piano Tuning
    Very professional and knowledgable individual.
    Nov 15, 2014 • Verified Review
  • Lamont R.
    Piano Tuning
    Nov 10, 2014 • Verified Review
  • Kristine S.
    I have a small upright that isn't the highest quality, but it has tons of sentimental value. Jonah came and tuned it and was very knowledgable. He was able to fix my piano and correctly tune it after an unfortunately bad experience with a different tuner. He took his time to do the job right, and was more than fair and reasonable on his price. I will be calling on him again to tune my piano.
    Aug 6, 2014
  • Gene R.
    Jonah was prompt and professional. He was eager to please. He worked diligently to make me happy and charged me a more than reasonable price. My piano sounds great. He'll be back.
    Jul 29, 2014
  • Dallas S.
    Piano Tuning
    On time, professional, and a good price. I recommend Jonah.
    Jun 25, 2014 • Verified Review
  • Rachel N.
    Piano Tuning
    Very nice and professional. Excellent work tuning & bringing up to pitch an old upright that had not been tuned in many years. Thanks!
    Jun 16, 2014 • Verified Review
  • Rita B.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah was very flexible with scheduling a time for my repair. I had to change our appointment a few times and he was fine with it. He was on time, courteous and knowledgeable. My piano was a thrift-store purchase and in pretty bad shape. Jonah worked on it for about 5 hours solid. I was impressed with his determination to get my piano in good working order. I felt his price was very reasonable considering the scope of the work. I am very pleased and I will call him again for regular tuning.
    Jun 15, 2014 • Verified Review
  • Jody J.
    Piano Tuning
    May 19, 2014 • Verified Review
  • Joel H.
    Piano Tuning
    Our piano sounds better than ever and Jonah was prompt, professional and a great communicator. Highly recommend him and will use him again next year. Attention to detail was very, very strong and we are enjoying the much improved tone.
    Apr 26, 2014 • Verified Review
  • Ron B.
    Piano Tuning
    Mar 26, 2014 • Verified Review
  • Lisa C.
    Piano Tuning
    Very professional and friendly, and piano sounds great!
    Mar 4, 2014 • Verified Review
  • Nicole D.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah was excellent to work with, professional, and knew what he was doing. He was on time and affordable. We will be using him again!
    Feb 21, 2014 • Verified Review
  • Lizzie K.
    Piano Tuning
    I have an old piano that we have not maintained well over the years. It was out of tune and had broken keys. Jonah arrived on time to fix it and was very pleasant and knowledgeable.We were impressed with his willingness to go the extra mile to fix our piano. His prices were very reasonable, and the work was completed quickly and well. I recommend him highly and will definitely hire him next time we need service.
    Feb 6, 2014 • Verified Review
  • Ron R.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah did a great job tuning our old piano. He was prompt, professional and a very nice guy. Highly recommended.
    Feb 5, 2014 • Verified Review
  • Phoebe S.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah was fantastic! My piano is 100 years old and he handled it with the utmost care. It has never sounded better! He is excellent, professional, kind, and affordable. Hire him!
    Feb 4, 2014 • Verified Review
  • Andy N.
    Piano Tuning
    I live in Los Angeles and hired Jonah via Thumbtack to tune my mom's 45 year old baby grand piano at her home in Franklin. She said that he was "very nice" and did a "wonderful job". I was just there for the holidays and the piano sounded better than it has in years. Highly recommended! Thanks, Jonah!
    Jan 11, 2014 • Verified Review
  • Alan R.
    Piano Tuning
    Jonah was great. Arrived on time, knew exactly what he was doing, went right to work. Thorough, expert job. A real pro. And a nice guy. My piano sounds great. I highly recommend him. Will definitely call him again when it's time for a tuning.
    Nov 6, 2013 • Verified Review
  • Laura G.
    Piano Tuning
    Very nice and professional! Did a great job-- would definitely recommend him
    Sep 10, 2013 • Verified Review
  • Julie S.
    Piano Tuning
    Aug 28, 2013 • Verified Review
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Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Tunings start at $100, plus tax. Cost can be higher for transportation and more extensive jobs.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I evaluate the piano player first. Is it someone new to the instrument? What musical goals does this person have? Then I asses the piano - what its capabilities are. I can devise a strategy for going forward after these simple first few steps.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a member of the Piano Technicians Guild which is the most prominent organization in the field, and is committed to improving the skills of all members.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have been a musician since I was 6 years old, worked in record stores and music venues, went to New England Conservatory of Music, and have been playing since then. In short I've dedicated my life to music whether performing, teaching or listening. After starting an assistantship with a pipe organ technician, I became interested in piano technology and found opportunities to get started in this field. Lucky for me, I found opportunities to learn right away which allowed me to start my business after only a few years of training.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Many types, from the professionals here in Music City to those just getting started. I've tuned for songwriters, session musicians and run-of-the-mill rock stars, not to mention children starting to take lesson or adults who have played for years or looking to start playing again.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A customer wanted her piano fixed up in order to sell. The problem with the pedal work turned into a rather extensive repair: I had to plug the holes in the bottom of the piano in order to drill out new holes to keep the pedals stable. The piano was fixed and tuned up and ended up getting sold for a good price!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Piano tuners use have their own slightly unique way of tuning. Some use a machine while others use their ear. I use both: the machine is a fast way for me to start, but I quickly abandon the machine and use my ears to set a temperament (the middle 12 notes) and
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Where is the piano located in the house? How much moisture will it be exposed to? How often will the piano get played? How sensitive is the player to the touch and sound of the piano?

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