Tuning Rates and Services as of 2023:

EVALUATION / CONSULTATION: (30 minute - 1 hour appointment): Pianos that have not been tuned “for years,” or you do not know when it was last tuned, or if they do not play correctly, should first be evaluated to make sure that the instrument is capable of maintaining a proper tuning.This service is normally for individuals:

  • Purchasing a piano online and have no clue if it's worth it or not and you want to send me to look at it on site. 
  • Inheriting grandmothers piano that nearly 60-100+ years old (do not recommend by the way).
  • Pianos such as any marketplace piano / spinets / Kimballs / Whitney / Wurlitzer and other end of life pianos MUST be evaluated before you pay to have them moved, or before I will perform work on them.​
  • This service is separate from any tuning services listed below and is a separate apointment than those appointments.

Evaluation / consultation fee is: $80.00* PREPAYMENT FOR THIS SERVICE IS REQUIRED 

ANNUAL TUNINGS: (1-1.5 hour appointment): On well-maintained pianos that have been tuned regularly (every 6-12 months) and do not require repair, regulation, pitch raise. This service is normally for individuals who maintain their pianos regularly. Tuning rate is: $160.00* (If piano is not tunable or servicable only a $60 service call fee applies)

  • Your investment: $160 for standard tuning or $60 if piano is not tunable or servicable but not both charges.

TUNING w/ PITCH RAISE (1.5-2 hour appointment): Pianos that have not been tuned annually (more than 3 years), or have undergone a drastic climatic change, typically require a “pitch raise” basically a double tuning. It is recommended that you have another tuning done in 3 months at which the standard annual tuning rate applies. This service is normally for individuals who DO NOT maintain their pianos regularly and piano has a twang out of tune sound. Tuning w/ pitch raise rate is: $260.00(If piano is not tunable or servicable only a $60 service call fee applies)​​

  • Your investment: $260 for pitch raise tuning or $60 if piano is not tunable or servicable but not both charges. In three months, you may opt to have another tuning (fine tuning) at $160 which would make your total investment $420.

TRAVEL FEES: Travel fees assessed over 45 miles from my originating destination (usually North Mobile, AL area) charged at my discretion, submit a request for a quote before service. My travel fee is: $1.00 per mile starting at 46 miles and up 46 miles = $46.00 etc. (If piano is not tunable or servicable only a $60 service call fee applies and you are liable for mileage charges) 

There is a reason I charge travel fees starting at 46 miles and up. Let's assume you tell me your piano is tunable, and I travel 70 miles to your appointment. Upon my arrival, I find out the piano strings are rusted and can't be tuned. I just spent 2 hours and 40 minutes on the road driving 140 miles round trip to a non servicable piano. 

  • Your investment:​
    • ​Service call fee listed above $60 + [140 x $1.00 = $140]  = $200.00 for me to show up to a non-tunable piano. You are paying for my time and travel because I have to give up a potential appointment for all the travel hours.
    • If piano is tunable in above senario replace $60 with $160 or $260 then do the math.

WAYS TO PAYCash, Checks, Credit Cards, ​ApplePay, ​Venmo, CashApp, Zelle. Evaluation fee prepayments MUST be paid through one of these methods before any appointment will be set up. 

*Rates may be subject to change depending on circumstances, MFM reserves right to reject any or all services after payment of evaluation fee due to poor condition of piano because of neglect or owner's lack of annual maintenance. I will do EVERYTHING to explain this to you and there will be NO SURPRISES! I'm honest and fair with pricing and do not charge for what I do not perform or do. I am also transparent with all repairs and quote them prior to charging you for any work.

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