Other Services

Typical Sticking Key Repair – $25

Many things can cause ticking keys and we can not know if it is a simple fix or a larger problem that will require extra parts or deeper restoration of the piano mechanism.   Typically it is a quick fix and will cost about $25.  We have to see the piano to fully diagnose the problem and generally recommend booking a tuning service and we can take care of the sticking keys during the tuning.

Pitch Raise – $100

If your piano is over 15 cents flat and you want the piano pitch raised to 440 (concert pitch), and if the technician determines it can be raised safely, the flat rate is $100.

Grand Piano Cleaning/Detailing – $375

Is your piano dirty?  I can get the dust off of your beautiful soundboard!  Full cleaning of the the inside action and cavity of the piano.  This deep cleaning service should be done about every 5-10 years or as needed depending on the dust level in your home.  Once this service is complete, you can easily maintain the piano and keep the dust to a minimum.

Touch Regulation – $975

All pianos should be regulated every 5 years so they will continue to work properly.  Most pianos do not receive the proper service and, over a long period of time, become sluggish and do not play like they should.  I often see very expensive pianos that have not been properly regulated and play very poorly.  After my regulation service, you will notice a wonderful change in the touch, tone and fell of your piano!  A properly regulated piano is a joy to play.  Proper regulation can make your piano feel new again!

Voicing Session – $200

Does your piano sound bright and harsh.  Do you remember when it sounded full and round?  Over time, the hammers become hard and compressed.  This happens because they hit the strings thousands of times as you play for many years.  Voicing can include reshaping the hammers and using special needles and tools to soften the hammer.  We also use the revolutionary Rapid Voicer System and have written and published a book on this system Called How to Precisely and Artistically Voice the Piano with Dr. Jack P. Hamilton (Available to Piano Technicians world-wide at Amazon.com

Estimate/Consultation – $150

Having problems with your piano or need some honest advice without a high pressure sales pitch?  During an estimate I perform an inspection and provide you with a written condition report and good solid advice about what you really need.  I give you time to talk and time to think about what you want to do with your piano.

Pre-Purchase Inspection/Consultation – $150

Don’t buy a used piano without an expert opinion.
Want to know more about buying a used piano?  Take a look at my free video series called “How to Buy a Great Used Piano

When purchasing a used piano from a private individual, I highly recommended a pre-purchase inspection PRIOR to the purchase.  Also remember that there is no such thing as a “free” piano and I can help you make a wise decision and educate you along the way.  If repairs are needed and you find them before the purchase, you can often use this to get a better deal on the piano.  All pre-purchase inspections must be prepaid by credit card over the phone,  online credit card payment or paypal.  This service can not be booked online, to begin the process for a pre-purchase inspection please call 937-416-5166 or submit the information through the online form. 

How the Pre-Purchase Inspection Works:

  1. You provide us with pre-payment and the address and contact information of the current piano owner.
  2. We will contact the piano owner and schedule a time to inspect the piano.
  3. I will inspect the piano and contact you immediately with a full report on the piano including an estimate for any repairs needed.  I will advise you about price and condition and help you make a wise purchase decision.

(no refunds are given for pre-purchase inspections)

Written Appraisals – $150

I provide a written appraisal service.  This may be necessary when you need the value of your piano recorded for insurance, estate or selling purposes.


Do you have an older piano that you know needs work but you want to bring it back to life?  I can help!  Click Here for Restoration Request Form
or call/text me right now 615-926-2491

  • New hammers
  • New strings
  • Action restoration or new action installation
  • New keytops
  • And more… (ask for details)