Piano Island Tuning

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Full Piano Tuning  –  $110 is the total cost within Connecticut.

We have a piano tuner available seven days a week. There is no charge for travel to these Connecticut counties: Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, and Windham. Just call or email to set up an appointment.

It’s best to protect your investment with regular tunings. We are recommended by Faust Harrison Pianos, CT & NY.

Piano Evaluation or Appraisal – $50

Online Reviews:

5-Star Verified Review for Piano Tuning, November 29, 2017:

American Ballroom Dance Center, Springfield, MA

“This gentleman is the Consummate Professional. He was right on time for our appointment and worked steadily until we were both pleased with the result of his piano tuning skills. I would recommend this man to anyone needing their piano tuned. Very pleased, Richard J. LaBrie

This customer rated you highly for work quality, professionalism, punctuality, value, and responsiveness.”  -Thumbtack Review

5-Star Verified Review for Piano Tuning, April 12, 2018:

Sheila B., West Cornwall, CT

“5 Stars, Piano Tuning

This customer rated you highly for professionalism, and responsiveness.”  -Thumbtack Review

5-Star Verified Review for Piano Tuning, March 26, 2018:

Fatmir O., Rocky Hill, CT

“5 Stars, Piano Tuning”  -Thumbtack Review

5-Star Verified Review for Piano Tuning, February 24, 2018:

Alane A., Bozrah, CT

“Tom was very professional and personable. He even had recommendations for a piano teacher near me. I would definitely hire him again.

This customer rated you highly for punctuality, professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.”  -Thumbtack Review

5-Star Verified Review for Piano Tuning, February 21, 2018:

Mindy S., Redding, CT

“Excellent service.”  -Thumbtack Review

5-Star Verified Review for Piano Tuning, December 13, 2017:

Austin and Barbara K., Chicopee, MA

“We enjoyed meeting you, and we thank you for restoring our 65-year-old Steinert piano to its former glory. Once again it is a joy to play.

This customer rated you highly for work quality, professionalism, value, responsiveness, and punctuality.”  -Thumbtack Review

4-Star Verified Review for Piano Tuning, December 7, 2017:

Kathy B., Clinton, CT

“Tom arrived on time and immediately began his evaluation of our piano. Being a very old instrument, he was very respectful of our family heirloom. The piano had been moved across the country, and had not been tuned for many years. Tom took his time to adjust each string, making our piano a pleasure to play and hear. Tom also repaired the ivory on two of the keys at no extra charge to us. He spent considerable time on one string in the lower registers, to ensure it would hold the correct pitch. We plan to use Tom and Piano Island Tuning for our future piano tuning needs.

This customer rated you highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and value.”  -Thumbtack Review

5-Star Verified Review for Piano Tuning, November 27, 2017:

Elizabeth H., Portland, CT

“Great experience. We had just gotten an older piano and it needed love to get tuned. (Over 3 hours of love!) I was impressed at how thorough and professional the experience was! We will definitely be using Piano Island Tuning again. In fact I have already recommended them to 2 friends!

This customer rated you highly for responsiveness, punctuality, work quality, value, and professionalism.”  -Thumbtack Review

5-Star Verified Review for Piano Tuning, November 26, 2017:

Mark F., Waterbury, CT

“I would recommend this piano tuner to everybody.

This customer rated you highly for work quality, responsiveness, professionalism, value, and punctuality.”  -Thumbtack Review

5-Star Verified Review for Piano Tuning, October 20, 2017:

Gabrielle R., Waterbury, CT

“Punctual, professional. Took a lot of time making sure it was right. Excellent customer service for a very reasonable cost.

This customer rated you highly for work quality, value, and professionalism.”  -Thumbtack Review

5-Star Verified Review for Piano Tuning, October 12, 2017:

Sherry H., Old Saybrook, CT

“Mr Dans was wonderful; he even researched my piano and gave me a lot of history about the instrument. My piano hasn’t sounded this good in years.

This customer rated you highly for responsiveness, professionalism, work quality, punctuality, and value.”  -Thumbtack Review

5-Star Verified Review for Piano Tuning,  September 21, 2017:

Rachael G., Old Saybrook, CT

“Tom was phenomenal. He is a clear communicator so it is easy to schedule with him. He arrived on time and did thoughtful, detail-oriented work on both repairs and tuning. The piano sounds better than I imagined it ever could!

This customer rated you highly for work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value, and punctuality.”  -Thumbtack Review

5-Star Verified Review for Piano Tuning,  August 23, 2017:  

Lauren P., Shelton, CT

“Tom was great! It was evident he has a real passion for what he does and put in the time and effort to make sure the piano sounds as good as new! Our piano was extremely out of tune and I’m shocked at how incredible it sounds when he was done working on it! Any questions I had he was able to answer with no hesitation and he even taught me a few things about my piano I had no idea about! Will definitely be using him again for future tunings! Highly recommend & great price!”  -Thumbtack Review

5-Star Verified Review for Piano Tuning,  August 7, 2017:  

Elizabeth P., Westport, CT

“Tom took the time to really work on my piano that had not been tuned in years. He was patient, thorough, and explained all he did. I can highly recommend Tom, and will to all who need a real pro. He brought my piano back to life!

This customer rated you highly for work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value, and punctuality.”  -Thumbtack Review

5-Star Verified Review for Piano Tuning,  July 28, 2017:  

Frank H., Hamden, CT

“Tom arrived at my home to tune my 22-year-old Yamaha piano that hadn’t been tuned in at least 15 years. He was punctual, which I like, and dedicated to doing a first-class job. He put in three hours tuning my piano and ensuring that everything was right. I couldn’t be more pleased with the result. I will use him again for my next tune-up (which will certainly me sooner than 15 years) and I highly recommend him to anyone needing a piano tuned. Very personable guy.

This customer rated you highly for work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, punctuality, and value.”  -Thumbtack Review

Recommendation Email for Piano Tuner, July 14, 2017:  

Dorothy T., Guilford, CT

“Tom Dans just tuned our piano. He was careful, patient, and kind, and did an excellent job. He also answered all our questions and taught us a lot about our piano and how to care for it. We absolutely plan to ask him to come back next time we need the piano tuned.”

We don’t charge for traveling to the following towns in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York for piano tuning: Andover, Ansonia, Ashford, Avon, Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Belle Haven, Berlin, Bethany, Bethel, Bethlehem, Black Rock, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bozrah, Branford, Bridgeport, Bridgewater, Bristol, Brookfield, Brooklyn, Burlington, Canaan, Canterbury, Canton, Chaplin, Cheshire, Chester, Chicopee, MA, Clinton, Colchester, Colebrook, Columbia, Cornwall, Cos Cob, Coventry, Cromwell, Danbury, Darien, Deep River, Derby, Durham, East Granby, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Hartford, East Haven, East Lyme, East Windsor, Eastford, Easton, Ellington, Enfield, Essex, Fairfield, Farmington, Franklin, Glastonbury, Glenbrook, Goshen, Granby, Greenfield Hill, Greens Farms, Greenwich, Griswold, Groton, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Hampton, Hartford, Hartland, Harwinton, Hebron, Ivoryton, Kensington, Kent, Killingly, Killingworth, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Litchfield, Long Neck Point, Lyme, Madison, Manchester, Mansfield, Marlborough, Meriden, Middlebury, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, Monroe, Montville, Morris, Mystic, Naugatuck, New Britain, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Hartford, New Haven, New London, New Milford, Newington, Newtown, Norfolk, Noroton, North Branford, North Canaan, North Haven, North Stonington, North Windham, Northford, Norwalk,  Norwich, Old Greenwich, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Orange, Oxford, Plainfield, Plainville, Plymouth, Pomfret, Portland, Preston, Prospect, Putnam, Redding, Ridgefield, Riverside, Riverton, Rocky Hill, Rowayton, Roxbury, Salem, Salisbury, Sandy Hook, Saugatuck Shores, Scotland, Seymour, Sharon, Shelton, Sherman, Shippan Point, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, South Windham, Southbury, Southington, Southport, Sprague, Springfield, MA, Stafford, Stamford, Sterling, Stonington, Stratford, Suffield, Taconic, Tariffville, Thomaston, Thompson, Tokeneke, Tolland, Torrington, Trumbull, Union, Vernon, Voluntown, Wallingford, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Waterford, Watertown, West Hartford, West Haven, West Simsbury, Westbrook, Weston, Westport, Wethersfield, Willington, Wilson Point, Wilton, Winchester, Windham, Windsor, Windsor Locks, Wolcott, Woodbridge, Woodbury, Woodstock, CT, and Yorktown Heights, NY.

Yahoo! Local piano tuner review posted on 03/15/12:
“Debra Mason has tuned my piano throughout a 22 year period and I would never trust my beloved instrument with anyone else. She has an incredible ear and my piano sounds so bright and precise. Her sunny personality makes her a pleasure to do business with. She is in high demand, BUT SO WELL WORTH THE WAIT! Debra carries on a legacy of fine tuning as her father, the late Vernon Urtel, passed his fine ear and talent to her.”
A Google User reviewed New Haven piano tuning 3 years ago:
Overall Excellent
“I am thoroughly satisfied with Piano Island Tuning. For a very reasonable fee, Tom Dans not only brought my piano back to life, but also patiently explained how it works and advised me about its history. I have found my piano tuner!”
 
A Yahoo! Local user Posted Piano Tuner Review, New Haven, CT, on 08/01/09:
“Tom is a great professional and very easy to work with. We recently purchased an upright Sterling for our house. He was very helpful at every step and gave us complimentary wax and a brand new sand clock! He provided us with some information regarding the piano we’ve purchased which I thought was very helpful. He came three times to make sure that the piano was tuned perfectly and didn’t charge us. He is very honest and reliable. If you need a piano, I would certainly recommend him. Thank you Tom!”
A Yelp user reviewed piano tuning, New Haven, CT, on 4/2/2010:
“Tom from Piano Island Tuning came over to tune my piano, and he is wonderful.  First, the price is great.  Second, Tom was courteous from the moment I contacted him until the moment he left the house.  Third, he’s honest — my piano is old and needed a repair, and rather than tune the piano poorly and charge me for the time, he refused payment for this tuning and referred me to an associate of his who does repairs.  This was a smart move, since now I will call him for every tuning for as long as I’m in New Haven.”
A Google User reviewed piano tuner on 10/20/12:
“Quality Excellent  Appeal Excellent  Service Excellent
We recently purchased a 1915 H.C. Schomacker baby grand piano on Craigslist that needed a great deal of work. Island sent Harold Peters. The appointment was scheduled very quickly (good news, because we were dying to play it and it was completely nonfunctional), and Mr. Peters was AMAZING!!!!!! He spent the entire day here repairing and tuning the piano. He’s tremendously skilled and knowledgeable, and as a bonus, he is a complete joy to be around! He even played and sang for me before leaving – quite skilled/talented there, as well! HIGHLY recommend!”
Client E-mail,  June 21, 2012, titled “Excellent Tuning”:
“I am so glad I found Harold Peters, who tunes the old-fashioned way with a great ear and skill. He advised against redoing the piano ‘s hammers and action, and I appreciate his professional opinion.”
Historical “Well” Temperaments

Only Piano Island Tuning offers a variety of temperaments for tuning your piano.  There is no extra charge.  A temperament is how we fit our twelve-note scale into a perfect octave on a piano.  It’s not a mathematically perfect fit, so compromises have been developed on how to distribute the error within this system.  Equal Temperament is the perfectly equal spacing of the 12 pitches of the octave, and it is the current standard method of tuning.  Equal Temperament distributes the tuning error equally in all the notes, so that every note is equally out of tune.  All of the different keys sound the same, but no intervals other than octaves are perfect.  One of the goals of the “well” temperaments of Bach’s era was to have more perfect thirds and fifths.  This resulted in each key having a unique color, lending greater expressiveness to the music.  It’s fun to explore these different tonal qualities in chords and how they change the emotional expression of music on the piano.  The Werckmeister Temperament has the greatest number of perfect fifths, and the Meantone Temperaments have the largest number of perfect thirds.  My home piano is currently tuned in Young’s Temperament, because it lends a minor feel to many major chords.  In addition to Equal Temperament,  we can tune your piano in any one of these seven historical temperaments:

Kirnberger III

Meantone ¼ Comma

Meantone 1/6 Comma

Prinz Temperament

Vallotti Temperament

Werckmeister Temperament

Young’s Temperament

 

We recommend Faust Harrison Pianos for new and used pianos, in Connecticut and New York:
The best New Year’s resolution is the one that’s fun- getting back to playing the piano.
Hours of happiness… playing a tuned piano.

Piano Island Tuning is fully insured for $2,000,000 by Valley Forge Insurance Company, PA.  Policy number and full information available by request.  Piano Island Tuning is a registered business in the state of Connecticut, tax ID # 45726999-001.