Out of chaos, order.
Out of chaos, order - this is our mission in the piano world because it's exactly what we do. Whether tuning, regulating the intricate inner-machinations of the action, voicing, or completely rebuilding, a finely-tuned, well-voiced, and well-calibrated piano brings beauty and order back into your performances and practice.
Want an historical temperament used by Bach or Byrd? We do that too! Need your heirloom rebuilt? We've teamed up with world-class piano rebuilders at Pianos Bolduc near Quebec City for our complete rebuilds. Contact us today to set up an assessment for a full rebuild.
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Services We Offer
Standard equal temperament tuning for a regularly-serviced piano in good repair. Includes pedal adjustment, plate bolt adjustments, and assessment.
$135 plus HST.
Our interior cleaning service is very thorough: we remove the action, the keys, and clean all accessible parts, including the action cavity, the cast-iron plate, the keybed, the mechanical action and even underneath a grand piano's strings.
Uprights: $115 plus HST | Grands: $125 plus HST
For regularly serviced fine grand pianos.
Tap strings down, tighten plate bolts. Bed keyframe, adjust una corda, adjust treble strike point, adjust pedals. Adjust hammer line. Fine concert tuning to A440. Voicing.
$295 plus HST
For regularly-serviced fine upright pianos.
Adjust hammer line, remove lost motion. Adjust pedals, tighten plate bolts. Fine concert tuning to A440. Voicing.
$240 plus HST.
A fully strung piano exerts enormous compressive pressure on the cast iron plate and soundboard. If we must dramatically increase tension to achieve A440, the instrument must first have its pitch corrected. By using sophisticated software, we can accurately measure the pre-tuning pitch, calculate the precise overpull, and achieve a very quick and accurate pitch correction. The subsequent fine tuning will be stable and accurate.
We fully endorse the Piano Life Saver humidity control systems for pianos. They work to preserve sensitive wood, leather, wool and steel parts from the devastating effects of humidity extremes in SW Ontario, and stabilize tunings in extreme environments. Check out www.pianolifesaver.com
We offer a wide range of historical temperaments for the historical enthusiast. Ranging from a pythagorean tuning, to mediæval meantone temperaments, to the best of the baroque well-temperaments, we're excited to explore and offer these exciting historical solutions. While recognizing the practicality and utility of equal temperament, we are not unsympathetic to those bemoaning the loss of pure tuning brought on by equal temperament. If you're ready to embrace the warmth and texture of pre-enlightenment temperaments, these are for you:
I-IV syntonic meantone; Bremmer EBVT 1,2, and 3; Broadwood Best; Coleman 11 & 16; FiskII; Harald Vogel I-V comma meantone; Kellner; KirnbergerIII; Lehmann-Bach; Mersenne-Chaumont; Rouseau French Standard; Stanhope I-III comma; Stanhope equal beating; Thomas Young#1; Vallotti Well (1750); Valotti-Young Well; WerkmeisterIII
$150 plus HST