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#3120358 05/21/21 04:45 PM
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When I schedule the first tuning for my new piano, how long should I expect it to take? This will be a first for me.

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I would allow about two hours, to include arrival, getting started, coffee break (if you are kind enough to offer one!) and packing up. Actually it may only take from sixty to ninety minutes, but I think it's safer to allow two hours.

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I always allow 2 hours, particularly for a piano I have not seen before.


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Thank you for your responses. I will offer coffee or a beverage!


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Great news about your new piano.

Make sure you have a place to set the coffee down away from the piano. My first technician sent by the piano dealer on my brand new Bösendorfer had the coffee cup in the piano resting on the tuning pins before I knew it. I never let the dealer send that technician back again. The next tech was fantastic.

If it’s a brand new piano count on tuning it four times during the first year because the strings need to wear in.

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Originally Posted by Lakeviewsteve
Great news about your new piano.

Make sure you have a place to set the coffee down away from the piano. My first technician sent by the piano dealer on my brand new Bösendorfer had the coffee cup in the piano resting on the tuning pins before I knew it. I never let the dealer send that technician back again. The next tech was fantastic.

If it’s a brand new piano count on tuning it four times during the first year because the strings need to wear in.
Thanks for that advice. There is a table in the room. Should be no mistake where to place the beverage!


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Try to avoid the temptation to judge the quality of the work by the time it takes. I'm seldom in a house more than an hour. I've worked on speed techniques to lessen the time I spend in client's homes. It is a bit of a distraction to have a stranger in the home, and I'm sure the owner has heard many versions of my jokes and witticisms before, so I keep such things to a bare minimum (on a good day).

The times given of one to two hours are about right, but I'd wager that these same tuners can whip a school piano into tune in twenty to thirty minutes.


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Originally Posted by David Jenson
Try to avoid the temptation to judge the quality of the work by the time it takes. I'm seldom in a house more than an hour. I've worked on speed techniques to lessen the time I spend in client's homes. It is a bit of a distraction to have a stranger in the home, and I'm sure the owner has heard many versions of my jokes and witticisms before, so I keep such things to a bare minimum (on a good day).

The times given of one to two hours are about right, but I'd wager that these same tuners can whip a school piano into tune in twenty to thirty minutes.

Thank you. I prefer to let a repairman/tuner in this case do their job and me stay out of the way. If they need me I'm available but I don't want to be in the thick of it. I have a few notes I'm taking for what I perceive to be issues. He/she can do the magic.


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Originally Posted by Lakeviewsteve
My first technician sent by the piano dealer on my brand new Bösendorfer had the coffee cup in the piano resting on the tuning pins before I knew it.

Eek !!


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