Our Services

At Handlin Piano, we offer a wide range of services to meet all of your piano needs. From consultation and evaluation, to maintenance and repair, we are your go-to source for all things piano. Contact us by phone or text if you have any questions about the services we offer. Let us help you keep your piano in top condition.


Piano Evaluation & Consultation

Our team of experienced professionals offers a wide range of consultation and evaluation services for pianos. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a piano, or need a formal written evaluation for insurance or donation purposes, we can help. We also offer assistance in locating rebuilding and restoration services for heirloom instruments, as well as consultation for event planning and preparation. Let us help you make informed decisions about your piano.

Moving & Storage

We specialize in the safe transport and storage of pianos and other musical instruments. Our climate and humidity-controlled facilities are suitable for both long-term and short-term storage. Our team of experienced movers use specialized equipment and techniques, rather than brute force, to ensure that your piano or other instrument is handled with care. We only use our own trusted family members to move your valuable belongings. Trust us to safely and securely transport and store your pianos, orchestrions, nickelodeons, keyboards, and organs.

Repair & Maintenance

We have extensive experience in restoring instruments with insect and rodent damage – as well as damage from smoke, water, and mold. From the simplest repair and regulation to something more complex – we can solve your piano problems. In addition, if your piano requires complete rebuilding we can help you locate the finest rebuilders in the United States and help you arrange shipment.

PIANO Services – FAQ

How do I know what type of tuning my piano requires?

Measure the note (the A above middle C) with a simple phone tuning app. Free Iphone tuning apps include Panotuner and Tracetuner. Android apps include Datuner Lite and Gstrings If the note is close to A440 (meaning the dial is close to the A) the piano probably only needs a standard tuning. If the note is 20% or 20 cents or more away from the note (around 1/4 of the way towards another note) then the piano will probably need a pitch adjustment. If the tuning app shows an entirely different note (other than A) then the piano is extremely out of tune. In this case your piano will need to be evaluated by our technician.

How often should my piano be tuned?

A yearly tuning is sufficient for most amateur pianists. Churches, institutions, and more advanced pianists require more frequent tunings at six month or more frequent intervals.

Can I tune and move my piano on the same day?

Generally, it's best practice to let the piano acclimate to its surroundings and wait at least 5 days before tuning. If a piano is being moved from another area where the humidity is very different a longer wait may be required.

I have an antique upright, what should I do with it?

Like a very old car, a very old piano may need very extensive work in order to function as a musical instrument. Antique instruments should generally be avoided unless they have been rebuilt or they are in exceptionally good condition for their age.

Can I tune my own piano? I tune my other instruments?

There are about 220 strings in a piano. Each string must be tuned individually. The strings are at a higher tension and only require very small, controlled movements in order to bring them into pitch. This skill requires a lot of time and effort to learn. While it may be possible for an amateur to tune a piano (we all started as amateurs) it generally takes a very long time, 6-8 hours, to complete your first tuning, with generally poor results. You also risk breaking a damaging a string in you unknowingly overtighten it. If you are interested in piano tuning we can teach you! Call or text for more information.