Pianos are expensive and delicate instruments. A piano has more than 1500 moving parts and 200 strings held with nearly 10 tons of tension. A piano can easily be irrevocably damaged, through either neglect or improper handling.
Unfortunately, there are many unqualified piano technicians. An unqualified technician is just as likely to damage an instrument as to repair it. Over the years we have seen many, many instruments damaged by “tinkerers” and amateurs who attempted to repair or tune a piano without the right skills and/or tools.
If your piano tuner arrives at your house, sits down at the piano and begins “twisting pins”, finishing in 90 minutes or less – he is not a real piano technician. A professional technician will discuss your pianos maintenance with you at each visit and spend the time to prepare the piano for tuning. He will also spend the time to thoroughly check the results of his tuning – spending at least 90 minutes or more to properly tune each instrument.
We at Handlin Piano have more than 80 years of experience in the industry. We have worked on thousands of instruments, from small spinets to concert grands. We have worked with famous musicians and everyday piano owners to produce the best results.
We are price competitive, but we don’t compete on price.
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