Tuning

ServicesLocation
I offer piano tuning in the Toronto area. I am acquainted with many technicians in southern Ontario and can help you find a technician elsewhere if necessary. Email me at dmafrancis@sympatico.ca to schedule a tuning.

Tuning
Any piano should be tuned at least once a year; new pianos need tuning at least four times during the first year as the new wire stretches. See our Piano Care Tips page for more. I am primarily a tuner; if your piano needs extensive repairs, I’m happy to connect you with a full-service technician or rebuilder in your area.

Action Regulation
For more information about action regulation, see our Piano Care Tips page.

Humidity Control Systems
I sometimes recommend humidity control systems (also known by their brand name, Dampp-Chasers) for both uprights and grands. These systems help reduce damage to your piano caused by the swings in humidity common in southern Ontario, and they help keep it in tune better between tunings. They are easy to maintain. For more information, please see our Humidity Control page.

How Much Does it Cost?

Tuning The first tuning will usually cost $150 plus HST, which includes pitch correction, if necessary. The price may go down to $120 on subsequent tunings, provided you have the piano tuned every year.

Repairs and action regulation are usually sub-contracted. Rates vary.

Humidity control systems Please contact me for information on whether a humidity control system would be advisable for your piano, and the cost.

Email me at dmafrancis@sympatico.ca to schedule a tuning.