Piano Expectations

Ashburn, VA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I take into consideration the entire piano. When I have been hired for a tuning, I do not consider myself to be there for a tuning. I am there to evaluate the piano's needs, provide tuning, educate the client, and if I have additional time, to perform other tasks that improve the piano.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love being able to perform work according to my own meticulous standards. I enjoy being around music and musical endeavors as well as supporting people with pursuing their musical aspirations. I consider music to be the language of the soul and I believe that it is spiritually enriching.

Location

Ashburn, VA 20147

Years in business

13

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

3

Reviews

2 Reviews
  • Trang D. Jun 30, 2016
    Piano Tuning
    Verified Review
  • Paul M. Dec 17, 2015
    Piano Tuning
    Verified Review
    Excellent. Very fast and efficient. Pleasantly surprised

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
To receive $10 off of your piano service, schedule on a discount day for your area. See our website for a calendar of discount days and available appointments on those days. To receive additional discounts, gather together a group of neighbors to schedule on the same day. Generally, there is a flat rate for tuning. If it has been a long while since the piano was last tuned and the pitch has dropped more than 10% of a semi-tone, then there is an additional charge for pitch raises.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I attend twice monthly technical seminars, a week-long annual conference, and sometimes a several day regional conference. I read the Piano Technicians Guild Journal. I meet with other piano technicians several times a month to discuss technical issues. I am a part of several email groups that communicate regularly regarding issues that arise. And when I encounter an issue with a piano that I haven't resolved before, I reach out to others for more information.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I came from a musical family. You could say that music is in our genes. After pursuing my first love, Psychology, I took my brother Craig's advice (Craig Turner, RPT servicing pianos in Fairfax County, VA) to change my career to Piano Technology. He knew that I would love this type of work because he too is a piano technician and he knows my preferences. I am eternally grateful to him for his advice and for continuing to suggest it after I said no the first dozen times.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I typically work with pianos in the home but I also tune for concerts, music venues, churches, schools, museums, embassies, and more.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I recommend that you hire a piano technician who values continued education. There is so much to know about piano technology and a technician who vigorously pursues continuous quality improvement is a technician that I appreciate and trust.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
How long has it been since their last piano service. Do they have any additional needs besides tuning such as inoperable keys, cleaning, regulating, voicing, climate control system installation or maintenance.

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