Alan Christensen
Alan Christensen

Alan Christensen

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Introduction: Hi, I've been tuning pianos part-time (evenings after 4 and Saturdays ONLY) for a few years now and I believe you will like the work I do. My reviews seem to say so. A typical tuning consists of: - A general vacuuming of the insides (no judging). - A basic once over to determine if there is something that would make this anything but a standard tuning. - The actual tuning itself. This is usually the part that takes the most time. There are over 230 strings that need to be adjusted to each other to get the best sound. - One or two quick repairs. - Clean up my stuff. - Leave your piano in tune and in better condition than when I arrived. I am available most weeknights after 4:00 as well as earlier on Saturdays if you would prefer. I admit that I'm not the fastest tuner out there. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I tend to lean more toward quality instead of quantity. It usually take 3-4 hours (depending on the piano). I look forward to hearing from you.
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Julianne P.

Piano Tuning

Alan arrived on time with everything he needed to do the job. Our piano had not been tuned in over 10 years and required a lot sometime and expert attention to get it properly tuned.
Nov 28, 2021
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Tamara W.

Piano Tuning

Alan has a passion and love for what he does and it shows through his work. I will refer and use him again for my piano tuning needs. Thank you, Alan.
Jul 28, 2021
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Joshua C.

Piano Tuning

Alan did a fantastic job. He cleaned every part of the piano and put it back just the way it should be. He also tuned it and it sounds as good as it ever has. His work ethic and ability to do the job right the first time is the reason I will absolutely hire him again and recommend him to all family and friends.
Jun 15, 2021
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Lisa J.

Piano Tuning

Alan was very flexible , did an excellent job, and finished much sooner than I expected. I will have Alan return to tune my piano.
Apr 20, 2021
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Carolyn R.

Piano Tuning

He just loved what he was doing and went way above and beyond to not only tune but clean our piano. We loved having him here.
Apr 12, 2021
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FAQs

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

    I may be a sucker, but unless the piano is more like a project than a tuning, I don't usually charge for extras. I let my work speak for itself and allow the customer to show me the worth of that work if they feel like it. If I have to order parts or it is beyond my expertise, we'll talk about it and I'll let you decide how you want me to proceed.

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

    Once you hire me, I'll contact you to set up a time and get the address. You can text me anytime if you need to. When I arrive, I'll need to make a couple of trips to my car to bring in the tools I'll need. Then it's time to get started. :)

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I had always been fascinated by the 'inerds' of my mom's piano when I was a kid, so when I inherited it I decided to start looking into how to get the best sound out of it I could. After studying DVDs from a well known tuning school in the Northwest as well as many, many professional online videos and manuals on tuning, repairing and rebuilding pianos, I started collecting the necessary tools to be able to tune and service it. Even though my mom is now gone, it is still 'her' piano and I didn't dare think about doing anything to it that would cause her to come back to haunt me. 😉 Since then, I have continued my self study and have gained experience by tuning and servicing pianos for various family members and friends as well as paying customers. What started as a hobby has been a source of great satisfaction and income for me.

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