Stewart Moore Piano Tuning and Repair

Piano Technician in Manhattan Ks and Surrounding Areas

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How much do you charge for a piano tuning?

    I currently charge $100 for a piano tuning plus sales tax. I do not charge mileage if you are within a 20 mile radius of Manhattan. 

  2. What is the difference between a piano technician and a piano tuner?

    A piano tuner can tune your piano, but cannot provide you with other services.  A technician can tune, repair, and make adjustments to your piano as needed to keep it functioning at its maximum level of performance. As a technician I can provide you with the services you need to address any problem your instrument has from minor to major.

  3. How long does it take for you to tune my piano?

    The time it takes to tune a piano is different for each piano, but I usually allow between 1.5 to 2 hours. This gives me an ample amount of time to tune your piano and to also answer any questions you may have. 

  4. If my piano needs repairs how much will it cost?

    With hundreds of moving parts in a piano and the numerous things that can affect the conditon of the instrument, it is impossible to give an estimate of repairs without seeing the piano. 

  5. I just moved my piano, how long do I need to wait to have it tuned?

    If you just moved your piano in the same room you do not need to wait for a tuning.  If the piano has moved to a different floor or from house to house, you should probably wait 3-4 weeks so the piano can get acclimated to its new home.

  6. What is piano regulation?

    Piano regulation is the adjustment and alignment of  the thousands of parts in your piano so that it plays its best.  Most pianos, unless regularly serviced need regulation work done.  The longer it has been since your piano has been maintained, the more extensive this work will be.

  7. How often should a piano be tuned?

    Each piano is different from its construction to the way it is used.  Some performance pianos need to be tuned multiple times a month, but the average piano in an individuals home should be tuned at least once a year. If your piano is subject to heavy use or to humidity or temperature changes it will  need to be tuned more often.

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Buying or Selling a Piano

  1. Do you buy pianos?

    No, I do not buy pianos, but  I may be able to assist you in finding someone to purchase it from you. 

  2. I want to buy a used piano what should I look for?

    Buying a piano should only be done after it has been evaluated by a technician.  If you have a piano you are thinking about purchasing, I can evaluate the instrument for you for a small fee. I do recommend buying from a reputable dealer.  They have their pianos worked on by technicians, offer a warranty on most of their pianos, and can deliver it to you.

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