Piano Island – Professional Piano Tuning


Piano tuning is $150.45
                               + 9.55    (6.35% CT Sales Tax) =
                           $160.00    Total

$160.00 is  the total piano tuning cost within the state of Connecticut, cash or check.  We do accept Paypal, and the fee PayPal imposes adds $5 extra ($165 total).

I serve all of Connecticut, and there is no travel charge for piano tuning.

Please email Tom Dans at tomdans6@gmail.com or call (203) 230-2626 to set up a piano tuning appointment.  We’re always happy to help with any piano questions that you have. (The phone number is a land line with an answering machine.)

Our piano technicians are experts in tuning antique instruments and pianos that haven’t been tuned in a long time, old or new.  Looking for a piano teacher? Scroll down to explore our list of Connecticut Piano Teachers.

Tom Dans                                                  Debra Mason                                                        Greg Cole 


We use the most professional tuning tools available, the Sanderson Accu-Tuner IV and the Fujan tuning lever, pictured here.

Sanderson Accu-Tuner IV                                  Fujan Tuning Lever  (click on image to enlarge)


Online Reviews and Client Feedback

Google Reviews of Piano Island Tuning

Yelp Reviews of Piano Island Tuning

5-Star Google Online Review:  Susan P., Hamden, CT September 21, 2021 5-Star Rating
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
“Just had to come on and write a review about Tom! He just tuned my childhood piano, which had not been tuned in many years. He spent a lot of time and was super professional and nice. He shared piano teacher recommendations and interesting trivia about our particular piano that we had been unaware of. I thought the price was more than fair even without all the time and excellent attention he gave our piano! Also appreciated that he responded promptly to all communications and was exactly on time. Very pleased with the service. Thanks so much Tom!”

5-Star Online Review: 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.”

5-Star Online Review: 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.”

May 21, 2022 Email:   Hamden, CT Client
“Hi Tom,
Just to let you know that your tuning yesterday was the best one I have ever had. The sound is alive and the touch sensitive. It is a joy to play.
Thanks so much,”

April 3, 2023 Email: Hamden, CT Client
“Hi Tom,
Thank you for all the superb work you’ve been doing with the Quinnipiac pianos. I really appreciate your attention to detail!
Warmest regards,
Lauren Reed
Doctor of Musical Arts
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
Quinnipiac University”

September 2, 2022 Email: Hamden, CT Client
“Hi Tom,
Thanks again for the excellent job you did with my piano. Your kindness and attention to detail are really appreciated. Looking forward to you taking care of the piano for years to come.”

5-Star Google Online Review:
Udi P., New Haven, CT   “Tom Dans is an excellent, highly professional and qualified piano tuner. Tom did a wonderful job tuning our baby grand piano: After assessing its condition, taking into consideration the specific characteristics of the manufacturer and model (Sterling pianos), he did a very thorough job, spending a couple of hours bringing it up to great condition. Tom also referred us to an excellent repair technician and explained to us exactly what were the issues which had to be taken care of. If you are looking for a piano tuner in Connecticut, I highly recommend working with Tom Dans.”

5-Star Yelp Online Review:
D., New Haven, CT:   “The best. Tom is not only an excellent tuner – highly skilled, precise, thorough, and efficient – but also deeply knowledgeable about piano mechanics, construction, and history. I greatly enjoyed our conversation as he set to work. He completed his standard twice-over tuning in good time. Our piano sounds better than ever.”


Q: How do we achieve a perfect piano tuning in 2023?

A: By using today’s most advanced piano tuning techniques:

Every single piano is unique, with individual design characteristics and scaling that determine how it needs to be tuned.

Instead of imposing a preset piano tuning on an instrument, I measure each piano’s inharmonicity with the new Sanderson Accu-Tuner IV. This state-of-the-art professional technology does the math to solve the physics puzzle within the tension-compression system that is a piano. The result is a custom calculated tuning specific to your piano for an absolutely perfect fit. I guarantee that it will be the best and sweetest-sounding tuning your piano has ever had. For those who are interested, this technique is easy to demonstrate in person.

If you watch me tune, you’ll see that I use the piano factory tuning method of plucking the strings, instead of banging on the keys. In piano factories, the strings are tuned before the action is installed. This plucking technique is called ‘chipping’, and the name derives from the wood chips used to pluck the strings for tuning in early piano factories. Today, we use a plastic guitar pick for the same purpose. Tuning this way is more accurate and is gentler on your piano than banging the keys repeatedly, as many tuners do. A single sharp strike of the key, called a ‘test blow’, is sufficient to test the unisons and do the final ‘setting’ of the tuning pins.


5-Star Google Online Reviews: Frank C.
“Debra Mason is very personable and thoroughly professional. Her wealth of experience and excellent training are evident in her specialty –piano tuning as well as in the general care and overall maintenance of the instrument. I consider her fees to be extremely modest for the reliable and meticulous service she offers, exceeding all expectations!”

Lori F.
“Deb did a wonderful job on my “new” used piano that hadn’t been tuned for years, a tough job. She’s friendly, thorough, and highly competent.”

Dawn R.
“When I taught piano at a music school in Woodbridge several years ago, Deb was the only tuner we employed. She’s a fantastic tuner and a really nice person as well. Very mellow & laid back; a pleasure to work with and always flexible with scheduling. :D”

Yahoo! Local review:
“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.”

New Haven, CT Yelp User Online Review: Meagan F., New Haven, CT
“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.”  Yelp Review

Jwarren J., West Hartford, CT   July 28, 2021   5-Star Rating
“Tom was so prompt getting back to me right away and recommending Greg Cole to do the tuning, as I thought I needed a big repair done from a recent move before I had the piano tuned. Greg was also prompt-fit me right into his schedule and even showed up early at my request. He quickly and easily fixed what I feared would be a big job and then expertly tuned the piano back to perfect pitch!”  Our Yelp reviews:  Yelp Reviews of Piano Island Tuning

Jwarren J., West Hartford, CT   July 28, 2021   5-Star Rating
“Tom was so prompt getting back to me right away and recommending Greg Cole to do the tuning, as I thought I needed a big repair done from a recent move before I had the piano tuned. Greg was also prompt-fit me right into his schedule and even showed up early at my request. He quickly and easily fixed what I feared would be a big job and then expertly tuned the piano back to perfect pitch!”  Our Yelp reviews:  Yelp Reviews of Piano Island Tuning

5-Star Google Online Review: Erica C., North Haven, CT:
“Tom was simply amazing! We bought a used Wurlitzer piano that hadn’t been played in over eight years. After three hours, Tom brought the piano back to life. It sounds brand new!!! We are so happy! Tom was incredibly knowledgeable and professional. I’d recommend him to everyone!! Thank you, Tom!!!”

5-Star Google Online Review: Chetstone N., New Haven, CT:
“We are so lucky to have found Piano Island Tuning! Tom has helped bring an old piano that came with our house back to life and we are supremely grateful. He is knowledgeable and meticulous, and we look forward to seeing him regularly to keep our piano sounding sprightly.”

5-Star Google Online Review: Timothy F., New Haven, CT:
“I am so happy to have found Tom of Piano Island Tuning. He did a thorough and beautiful job of tuning our piano. I appreciate the care and dedication he brought to his work. Look no farther, Tom is who you should hire.”

Online Review on Nextdoor.com: Ed D., Spring Glen, CT
“Tom does a really superb job. I am somewhat hard to please on intonation, and I don’t think I have ever heard my piano sounding this great – and I’ve been having it tuned for 35 years. He is a perfectionist and as others have pointed out, if he sees some small thing that needs repair he tends (if possible) just to take care of it. Cannot recommend him more highly for quality of his work. And he stands by his work. What a concept.”

5-Star Online Review: 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.”

5-Star Online Review: 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!”

5-Star Online Review: 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.”

5-Star Online Review: 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 be 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.”

New Haven, CT Google User Online Review:
“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!”

4-Star Online Review: 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.”

5-Star Online Review: 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.”

5-Star Online Review: 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.”

5-Star Online Review: 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.”

5-Star Online Review: 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.”

5-Star Online Review: Mindy S., Redding, CT
“Excellent service.”

July 14, 2017 Recommendation Email: Guilford, CT Client
“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.”

New Haven, CT Yahoo! Local user Online Review:
“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 back 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!”

5-Star Online Review: 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.”


Connecticut Piano Teachers & Piano Lessons:

You can use the contact information below to find a Connecticut piano teacher, whether you prefer to learn in a traditional studio setting, in the comfort of your own home, or through online platforms.

The Forbes Music Company offers private piano lessons in your home and online anywhere from piano teachers in Southern Connecticut: http://www.forbesmusic.com/piano-lessons-connecticut . The Forbes Music Company offers private in-home piano lessons in Greenwich, Riverside, Cos Cob, Old Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Westport, Weston, and Norwalk.

Ansonia piano teacher: Edgewood Music Studio provides piano lessons in Ansonia, CT. Please call Joan Coppolo at (203) 735-4472. Edgewood Music Studio is located at 20 Edgewood Ave, Ansonia, CT 06401.

Bethel piano teacher: James Kessler offers in-home piano lessons in Bethel, CT. You can call at (914) 843-3650 or email at lessons@jameskesslermusic.com . His website is at https://james-kessler-music.business.site/ . He is located at 22 Quaker Ridge Rd, Bethel, CT.

Branford piano teacher: David Gleba provides piano lessons in the Branford, Guilford, Madison, and New Haven areas. You can reach him at (203) 488-3376 or david@davidjgleba.com . He travels to students’ homes as well as teaches from his home studio at 18C Brockett Point Road, Branford, CT 06405.

Bridgeport piano teacher: Kathy’s School of Music, LLC offers piano lessons in the instructor’s home or yours in the Bridgeport area.  Kathy has taught all levels and age groups and welcomes beginners, advanced players, and everything in between. Complete information is at this website: https://www.kbmusiki.com/ . The address is 745 Westfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06606, and the telephone number is (203) 610-3088.

Bristol piano teacher: Matt Massaro is a classical pianist and piano teacher at 11 Woodbine St, Bristol, CT 06010. His website is at this link: https://mattpiano.com/ . You can call him at (203) 710-7753, and his email address is onixmt@yahoo.com . He is currently only traveling to his students.

Cheshire piano teacher: Irina Zayaruzny, a resident of Cheshire, CT, is a dedicated piano instructor, church musician, and accompanist. Irina teaches out of her Cheshire home, and her students range in age from four years old to adult. You can contact her via email: irina88keys@gmail.com . Her website is at http://www.irinapianostudio.com/index.html .

Clinton piano teachers: Sylvie Renaudot teaches piano in Clinton, CT. You can view her profile on the Suzuki Association website: https://suzukiassociation.org/find-a-suzuki-teacher/?do=directory&zip=06413 . Her phone number is (860) 575-9648, and her email address is sdeverly@aol.com .

Vanessa Pentz provides expert piano lessons in Clinton. Live piano performance is likely to be a component of the learning program. Please call at (203) 645-7777, or email clintonacademyofmusic@gmail.com . The Clinton Academy of Music website is at this link: https://www.facebook.com/clintonacademymusic/ .

Cos Cob piano teacher: Valerie Altman will travel to your home to give piano lessons. Her telephone number is (203) 998-5619, and her email address is valtman.music@gmail.com . Valerie is located at 4 Sayles Street, Cos Cob, Connecticut 06807. Her website is at https://www.valtmanmusic.org/ . We love her teaching philosophy: practice makes progress – not perfect…ever.

Easton piano teachers: The Easton Arts Center offers in-home piano instruction in Easton, CT. They are located at 652 Morehouse Rd, Easton, CT 06612 Please contact Keri  English-Giddes, the Director, at (203) 393-5597 or lalapicasso@yahoo.com .

The In Tune Music School offers private, in-home music lessons in Easton, CT. Their contact information is (203) 690-1056 and email, intunemusicschoolct @ gmail.com . Their website is at this link: http://www.intunemusicschool.com/ .

Fairfield piano teachers: Steve Gaspar offers in-home instruction in keyboard and theory for all ages and levels in the Fairfield and Westport areas. Please call or text at (203) 209-7641. You can also email at Hollywood01@earthlink.net .

Brendan Muldowney offers in-home piano lessons in Fairfield, CT. He teaches adults and kids at all levels. Please call at (203) 520-7609 or email brendan_muldowney@yahoo.com .

The Fairfield School of Music provides piano training at 2465 Black Rock Tpk, 2nd floor, Fairfield, CT 06825. You can call them at (203) 690-1888, or email at info@FSMusic.org . Their website link is at https://www.ftsmusic.org/pianolessons.html .

The Purple Deer Music Academy of Fairfield offers piano lessons in Fairfield. You can call them at at 203-283-8003 or email at purpledeermusic@aol.com . They are located at 2475 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06825, in the 1st Presbyterian Church, 2nd Floor, rear of building.

Doug Canal offers private piano lessons at your home in the Fairfield County area. He teaches all ages and levels. Please call (203) 581-1541, or email info@dougcanalpiano.com . Doug offers piano recitals for his students to participate in twice a year, and he also encourages them to participate in other events such as Y.M.F. (Young Musician’s Festival) held at Fairfield University.

Greenwich piano teacher: Irene Diamond provides a complete piano education at her studio in Greenwich. Please call her at (203) 918-5911 to schedule a piano lesson. Her email address is ​IreneDiamondStudios@gmail.com, and her website is at https://www.irenediamondstudios.com/ . Her piano studio is located at 299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830.

Guilford piano teachers: The Allegro Performing Arts Academy gives piano instruction in Guilford, CT. Ms. Joan Logan is the Director. You can email at allegropaacademy@gmail.com, or call at (203) 458-1929. They are located at 29 Soundview Road, Unit 8, Guilford, CT 06437, and their website is at https://www.allegropaacademy.com/ .

The Guilford, CT Branch of the Neighborhood Music School gives piano lessons at the First Congregational Church Education Building at 110 Broad St, Guilford, CT 06437. Please call at (203) 624-5189 ext. 54 for complete information. Their website is at https://nmsnewhaven.org/ .

Hamden piano teachers: Mercy O’Bourke offers piano lessons in her home or yours in the Hamden and New Haven areas. She is located at 39 Goodrich Street, Hamden, CT. Please call Mercy at (203) 887-3468, or email her at mobourke@live.com . The lessons taught in her home are on a 9′ 2″ Henry Miller Concert Grand piano.

Thomas Martin offers piano lessons in Hamden, CT. You can email him at tamstudio@aol.com, or call at (203) 288-2319.

Hartford piano teachers: The Hartt School of Music in West Hartford offers piano instruction at the highest level. The Hartt School website is at this link: https://www.hartford.edu/academics/schools-colleges/hartt/default.aspx . The Hartt School of Music is located at 200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117, and their telephone number is (860) 768-4451.

Hartford In Home Music Teachers offers home piano instruction in the Hartford, CT area. This is the link to their website: https://hartford.inhomemusicteachers.com/ . You can call them at (860) 724-4181 or email at contact@inhomemusicteachers.com .

Musika Music Lessons has many expert piano instructors available to you in the Hartford, CT area. Their website is at https://www.musikalessons.com/piano-lessons-hartford-ct . You can call them at (877) 687-4524, and there is a contact form on their website.

Madison piano teacher: Vivian Handis provides holistic, individualized piano instruction. Please call her at (508) 259-1113. Her profile in the Steinway Pianos Teacher List is at https://teacher.steinway.com/listing/vivian-handis-and-then-underneath-holistic-individualized-piano-instruction.html .

Manchester piano teacher: The Summit Music Center offers piano lessons in Manchester, CT. Their website is at https://summitmusiccenter.com/ . Their phone number is (860) 645-1502 and you can email them at info@summitstudios.org . They are located at 421 Main Street, Manchester, CT 06040.

Middletown piano teacher: Brookside Music is an award-winning music school that offers piano lessons in Middletown, CT. Their website is at https://brooksidemusic.net/ . Brookside Music is at 484 Main Street, Suite 24, Middletown, Connecticut 06457. Their phone number is (347) 432-3914, and their email address is info@brooksidemusic.net .

Milford piano teachers: Jason Thomas offers piano lessons in Milford, and his telephone number is (203) 687-9244. You can also email him at jthomas@klcc.us .

Mandy Sullivan provides piano lessons in Milford, and you can reach her at (860) 367-3353. Or, you can email at mandysmusiclessons@gmail.com .

Mystic piano teacher: Jerrica Watrous provides piano lessons for residents of Mystic and nearby towns. Her website is at https://www.themusicstudiomystic.com/ .Please call her at (860) 501-0042, or email themusicstudioinc@gmail.com . The Music Studio is located at 3175 Gold Star Hwy, Mystic, CT 06355.

Naugatuck piano teacher: Bob Semanchik is a piano teacher located in Naugatuck, CT, bordering the towns of Bethany and Prospect. It is 20 minutes from most of Woodbridge and Seymour. To contact Bob Semanchik with questions about piano, guitar, or bass instruction, call: (203) 723-8129 or email at instruction@bobguitar.com .

New Haven piano teachers: Donald Alfano has operated a successful independent piano studio in the New Haven area for the past thirty years, and is committed to teaching students of all ages and levels. His website is at https://donaldalfanopianist-educator.com/ . You can call at (203) 230-9405 or email at dlalfa@aol.com .

Jay Lindsay gives piano lessons in New Haven. He is an accomplished pianist, organist, conductor and composer based in New Haven, CT. He is at 71 Anderson Street, New Haven, CT 0651, and his phone number is (203) 809-8771. You can email him at JayLindsay1@gmail.com, and his website is at this link: https://jaylindsaymusic.com/ 

Thomas Allen offers private piano lessons in New Haven. He is also one of the professional piano instructors at the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven. Visit his website at: www.thomasallenmusic.com . His LinkedIn profile is at https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasallenmusic/ . His online contact page is at: https://www.thomasallenmusic.com/contact .

The Neighborhood Music School provides expert piano training in New Haven, CT. Their studios are at 100 Audubon St., New Haven, CT 06510. Call them at (203) 624-5189, or visit their website at https://nmsnewhaven.org/music-offerings .

North Haven piano teacher: Wendy Sharp offers piano lessons in North Haven, CT You can email her at Wendy.sharp@yale.edu . Her online profile is at this link: https://music.yale.edu/people/wendy-sharp .

Norwalk piano teachers – Magdalena Zajac of Norwalk, CT, offers piano instruction, and she goes to homes between Westport and Greenwich. Please call at (203) 644-2301.

Elina Christova provides piano lessons in Norwalk. Her phone number is (646) 418-4661, and her email address is elinachristova@gmail.com .

Old Greenwich piano teacher: Laurel Kenner is a piano teacher specializing in classical technique, and you can call her at (917) 940-8800. Her profile in the Steinway & Sons Piano Teacher Directory is at this link: https://teacher.steinway.com/listing/laurel-kenner-piano-studio.html . The Laurel Kenner Piano Studio is located at 58 Washington Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830.

Plainville piano teacher: Macri School of Music offers professional piano lessons at 109 New Britain Avenue, Plainville, CT 06062. Call at (860) 793-8455, or email at modern.guitarist@gmail.com. You can visit their website at https://macrimusic.com/

Port Chester piano teachers: Eugene’s Music & Learning Studio gives piano lessons in Port Chester, NY. You can reach them at (914) 259-8389, or email them at frontdesk@eugenesmls.com .

Redding piano teachers: Continuo Music at Home will provide piano lessons in your home. Please call them at (203) 938 0667 or email barbwyton@gmail.com . Barbara Wyton is the director and founder of Continuo Music. You can visit their website at https://www.continuomusicathome.com/piano . They are located at 534 Redding Road, Redding, CT 06896.

Jill Simon gives piano lessons in Redding, CT. You can reach her at (847) 312-2705 or jillesimon@gmail.com . Her website is at https://www.jillsimonmusic.com/.

Ridgefield piano teacher: Caren Cole of Ridgefield, CT offers piano lessons from Danbury to Norwalk. Caren’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/carencolemusic/ . Her online profile is at https://www.rcmusic.com/teachers/c/caren-cole . Please call (917) 885-0227 or email carencolemusic@gmail.com .

Seymour piano teacher: Laini Marenick gives expert piano lessons for all ages in Seymour and other towns in the area. Please call her at (203) 843-5418, or email at info@lainimarenick.com .

Shelton piano teachers: Michael Macari offers piano lessons in Shelton, CT. His website is at this link: https://www.macarimusic.com/ .  Recitals are held at the Trumbull Library at the end of the school year in mid-June. Please call at (203) 974-3788, or email at macarimusic@gmail.com . Macari Music is located at 135 Walnut Tree Hill Rd, Shelton, CT 06484.

Ms. Allen gives piano lessons at Piano Time, 174 Pheasant Ridge, Shelton, CT 06484. You can call her at (203) 873-9322 or visit her website at https://pianotimeshelton.com/

Simsbury piano teachers: The Falcetti School of Music is located at 540 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070. Their website is at https://www.falcettimusic.com/musiceducation/musiclessons.html . You can call at (860) 932-2424 or email jenniferbrevik@falcettimusic.com .

Houry Schmeizl gives piano lessons in Simsbury. You can reach her at (860) 302-1021, or email hourys7564@comcast.net . Due to her popularity as a piano teacher, you may have to register with a waiting list.

Southbury piano teachers: The Southbury Music School gives piano lessons at Southbury Plaza, 100 Main St. North, Southbury, CT 06488. Their contact information is (203) 805-8767 and info@southburymusic.com . Their piano teachers are Jazmin Giles, Stephanie Biello, Tim Smith, Joe Conticello, Noelle Chave, Katie Kelly, Dina DiMarco, and Madison Adams. Their website is located at https://southburymusic.com/ .

All Talent Academy is a piano school in Southbury, and they also have a location in Greenwich. You can call them at (203) 558-1928, or visit their website at https://www.alltalentacademy.org/ . Their email address is info@alltalentacademy.org .

Stamford piano teachers: The Stamford Music & Arts Academy trains students in piano at 198 Lawn Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902. Please call at (203) 610-4243. Their website can be viewed at https://www.stamfordmusic.org/piano-lessons . Their Steinway & Sons Teacher Directory profile is at this link:  https://teacher.steinway.com/listing/stamford-music-arts-academy.html .

Alma Hamilton teaches piano and organ at all levels in homes in Stamford and New Canaan. Please email at hamiltonaajh@gmail.com , or call (203) 570-8517.

Heather Hamilton instructs piano in Stamford, CT. You can contact her at (203) 913-7698. More information is available at this link: https://teacher.steinway.com/listing/heather-hamilton.html . Heather is located at 217 Bridge Street, E7, Stamford, CT 06890.

Shari Weisz maintains a private piano studio in Stamford, CT. The phone number is (203) 348-2841, and her profile is at https://teacher.steinway.com/listing/shari-weisz-piano-studio.html .

Stratford piano teachers: Jack Biebel of Stratford will go to your home to give piano lessons. He goes to Fairfield, Easton, Trumbull and Shelton, as well as Stratford. Jack is the Music Director, Choir Director and Organist at St. Jude Church in Stratford, Connecticut. You can call him at (203) 378-6851. His LinkedIn profile is at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-biebel-b7a8a241/ .

Will Duchon offers piano lessons in Stratford, CT. Please call him at (203) 615-3908, or email willduchon@gmail.com 

Jessica Flowers provides piano instruction in Stratford, CT. You can call her at (203) 296-9865, or email at jessica.g.flowers@gmail.com .

Trumbull piano teachers: The Michael V. Donnarummo Music Studio offers private piano lessons in their lesson space in Trumbull, CT, and you can visit the website at https://mvdmusicstudio.com/ . Contact Mike at (203) 209-8650, or email mvdmusicstudio@gmail.com .

Michael Jake offers piano lessons in Trumbull, CT. You can call him at (570) 466-5116, or email salt_pea_nuts@hotmail.com .

Jean Crowley gives piano instruction in Trumbull, CT, and you can call her at (203) 261-9410.

Olga Stelman teaches piano in Trumbull, CT. Her phone number is (203) 378-7271, and you can email her at stelmanv@yahoo.com .

Mandy Lo offers professional piano instruction in Trumbull, CT. You can email her at mandylo@charter.net, or call at (203) 445-8054.

The Trumbull Music Studio at 964A White Plains Rd, Trumbull, CT 06611, provides piano instruction. Their phone number is (203) 268-0097, and their email address is trumbullmusicstudios@gmail.com .

Waterbury piano teachers: The Family Music Center offers complete piano instruction at 2024 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06705. Their website is at this link: https://familymusic.net/ . You can call them at (203) 756-0843. They have five piano instructors to choose from.

West Hartford piano teacher: Dianne Rechel offers piano lessons in West Hartford, CT 06117. Please call her at (860) 573-3501.

West Haven piano teacher: Judy Pancoast gives piano lessons in West Haven on a wonderful red piano. Please call her at (603) 716-3646, or email at judypancoast@comcast.net . Judy’s website is at this link: https://www.judypancoastpianostudio.com/

Weston piano teacher: Rosemary Boone teaches piano in Weston, New Canaan, and Wilton, CT. Please call her at (203) 979-0967, or email rboonemusic@yahoo.com . Rosemary also offers lessons at the Weston Library.

Westport piano teachers: Joe Infurchia, located in Westport, will give piano lessons in your home. He also offers virtual piano lessons. You can reach him at (203) 417-2597, or joe.infurchia@gmail.com . Please visit his website at  https://www.joeinfurchiapiano.com/ .

Nadine Cherna teaches piano in Westport, CT. Her telephone number is (203) 888-3224, and her email address is 88Tbsound@gmail.com . You can view her website at https://www.nadinechernapianostudio.com/ .

Wilton piano teacher: Wilton Music Studios offers piano lessons for all ages in Wilton, CT. Their website is at https://wiltonmusicstudios.com/ . They are located at 1 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897, on Route 7 on the border of Norwalk and Wilton, minutes from the Merritt Parkway and I-95. You can call them at (203) 761-7787 or email at info@wiltonmusicstudios.com .

Arthur Lipner tutors piano in Wilton. You can call (203) 918-2916 or email arthurlipnermusic@gmail.com . His website is at https://www.goodvibesmusic.info/piano-studies/ .

Windham piano teacher: Barbara Glenister provides piano lessons in North Windham and the surrounding area. You can call her at (860) 423-3924, or email her at bgpianostudio@gmail.com .

Woodbridge piano teachers: Elly Wen offers expert piano instruction, and she is based in Woodbridge, CT. Please visit her online profile at this link: https://lessons.com/ct/new-haven/piano-lessons/elly-wen-piano-lessons . You can email her at ellypiano88@gmail.com, or call (215) 356-4335.

Faye Chen provides piano education in Woodbridge, CT. Please email her at fayechen55@gmail.com, or call at (203) 397-8868. Her online profile is at https://www.linkedin.com/in/faye-chen-96660946/ .

Yelena Gerovich provides piano lessons in Woodbridge, CT. You can reach her at (203) 389-5356 or sgerovich@yahoo.com . Her studio location is 14 Timber Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525. Her online profile is at http://musicteacherslist.com/member.php?member_rec=109X201142616875206162069125d&pagenum=1 .

Katerina Sive gives piano lessons in Woodbridge, CT, and you can reach her at (203) 988-7503, or email katerina@pianoandvoicelessons.org . Her online profile is at https://musicteachersdirectory.org/Piano-Lessons-Piano-Teachers/USA/Connecticut/Woodbridge-CT-06525 .

Woodstock piano teacher: Michael Fura is a pianist, teacher and composer available for private piano lessons in the Woodstock, CT area. His telephone number is (508) 889-6500 and his email is michaelfura@gmail.com . His LinkedIn profile is at this link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-fura-135494128/ .

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These links to the four Chapters of the Connecticut Music Teachers Association have a wealth of referrals to Connecticut piano teachers with their contact information:

New Haven: https://www.musicteachersnewhaven.com/find-a-teacher

Hartford: https://hartfordchaptercsmta.files.wordpress.com/2023/02/csmta-membership-list-name-and-email-2022-23.pdf

Middlesex/New London: https://middlesexnewlondonmta.wordpress.com/contact/

Fairfield: https://www.fairfieldcountymusicteachers.com/teachers


Is there anything we can do to prepare for a piano tuning?

If possible, provide a quiet environment so that we can do our best work.  External noise makes it hard to hear the piano strings for fine tuning.  We appreciate your not running the dishwasher, vacuum, or laundry machines, or having any other noisy home services done at the same time.

All objects on top of the piano will need to be removed so that the technician can open the piano for access to the tuning pins.

In most upright pianos, the tuner will prop up the lid and remove the front board for access to the tuning pins; grand pianos will be opened and the music desk removed.

Good lighting is always helpful for tuning and playing the piano.


We service all locations in New Haven County, Fairfield County, Hartford County, Litchfield County, Middlesex County, New London County, and Windham County.

Please allow for extra time for tuning a player piano or an antique square grand piano, due to disassembly and reassembly requirements.

Piano Island is a registered business in the state of Connecticut, tax ID # 45726999-001.

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Piano Tuning Service Area

These are the areas served by our piano tuners:

Abington, Addison, Allingtown, Amston, Andover, Ansonia, Ashford, Aspen Glen, Attawaugan, Augerville, Avon, Ballouville, Baltic, Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Berlin, Bethany, Black Point, Borough, Branford, Bridgeport, Belle Haven, Bethel, Bethlehem, Black Rock, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bozrah, Bridgewater, Bristol, Brookfield, Brooklyn, Burlington, Canaan, Canterbury, Canton, Centerbrook, Centerville, Chaplin, Cheshire, Chester, Clinton, Cobalt, Colchester, Colebrook, Columbia, Cornwall, Cos Cob, Coventry, Cromwell, Danbury, Darien, Deep River, Derby, Devon, Durham, East Granby, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Hartford, East Haven, East Lyme, East Windsor, Eastford, Easton, Ellington, Enfield, Essex, Fairfield, Fair Haven, Farmington, Foxon, Franklin, Gales Ferry, Gardner Lake, Gilman, Glasgo, Glastonbury, Glenbrook, Goshen, Granby, Greenfield Hill, Greens Farms, Greenwich, Griswold, Groton, Guilford, Haddam, Hadlyme, Hamden, Hampton, Hanover, Hartford, Hartland, Harwinton, Hebron, Higganum, Huntington, Ivoryton, Jewett City, Kensington, Kent, Killingly, Killingworth, Lakeville, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Litchfield, Long Neck Point, Lyme, Madison, Manchester, Mansfield, Marlborough, Meriden, Middle Haddam, Middlebury, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, Milldale, Monroe, Montville, Moodus, Morris, Mount Carmel, Mystic, Niantic, Naugatuck, New Britain, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Hartford, New Haven, New London, New Milford, Newington, Newtown, Noank, Norfolk, Noroton, North Branford, North Canaan, North Franklin, Northford, North Haven, North Stonington, North Westchester, North Windham, Norwalk, Norwich, Oakdale, Old Greenwich, Old Lyme, Old Mystic, Old Saybrook, Orange, Oxford, Pawcatuck, Plainfield, Plainville, Plymouth, Pomfret, Portland, Preston, Prospect, Putnam, Quaker Hill, Redding, Ridgefield, Riverside, Riverton, Rockfall, Rocky Hill, Rowayton, Roxbury, Salem, Salisbury, Sandy Hook, Saugatuck Shores, Saybrook, Scotland, Seymour, Sharon, Shelton, Sherman, Shippan Point, Short Beach, Simsbury, Somers, Southington, South Lyme, South Meriden, South Windsor, South Windham, Southbury, Southport, Sprague, Spring Glen, Stafford, Stamford, Sterling, Stonington, Stonington Borough, Stony Creek, Stratford, Suffield, Taconic, Tariffville, Taftville, Thomaston, Thompson, Tokeneke, Tolland, Torrington, Trumbull, Uncasville, Union, Vernon, Versailles, Voluntown, Wallingford, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Waterford, Watertown, West Hartford, West Haven, West Mystic, Westbrook, Weston, Westport, West Simsbury, Westville, Wethersfield, Whitneyville, Willington, Wilson Point, Wilton, Winchester, Windham, Windsor, Windsor Locks, Wolcott, Woodbridge, Woodbury, Woodmont, Woodstock, Woodstock Valley, Yalesville, and Yantic, CT.

Due to customer requests, expert pipe organ tuning, repair, and restoration is now available! Please call for a quote.

Hours of happiness… playing a tuned piano!

A piano tuning makes a great gift, and it’s easy to set up with a phone call or email.

Our Piano Technicians:

Debra Mason is the best! She is the most experienced and beloved piano technician in the New Haven, CT area. Debra is prompt, personable, thorough, and great at what she does, which is providing New Haven piano services – piano tuning and repair.

Greg Cole apprenticed with Dr. Wayne Rusk, III, Professor of Piano, Theory and Organ, Mansfield University, PA, Music Department – Piano Tuning Program. Greg has tuned and repaired pianos his entire life, and we are glad that he is now a Connecticut piano tuner. He brings to us a career of tuning, restoring, and maintaining pipe organs from Boston to DC under the direction of Steve Emery. Greg has cared for the great pipe organs of many institutions in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Please contact us for current prices and travel fee on each of the following services:

  • Clean dust from harp and off of soundboard
  • Consultation fee without commencing work
  • Clean harp, and if soundboard has old layers of dust/dirt and/or superficial spots (heavy cleaning)
  • Clean/restore brightness to steel strings (wound copper strings freshened only if corroded) – does not include area under music desk
  • Remove dirt/dust/spots on tuning pin area of plate – under music desk, and brighten wires in this section
If upon inspection, the piano is in poor condition, showing damage or permanent staining, etc. a discussion will take place prior to cleaning.

Tom Dans has a true passion for what he does, and he puts in the time and effort to make sure every piano sounds as good as possible. He is committed to using state-of-the-art electronics and modern piano factory tuning methods to bring forth the unique qualities inherent in every piano for the best possible sound quality and playing experience. His role as a consumer advocate is called upon with every piano inspection he performs.

Tom does a multi-step electronic analysis of every piano to prepare for tuning. The numbers obtained from determining the string inharmonicity at F3, A4, and C6 are used to calculate a custom tuning for each piano. This advanced tuning technique ensures that the bass, midrange, and treble notes will all match perfectly. The tonal voice will have better focus, and sustained chords will have a noticeable unity anywhere on the keyboard.


Piano Tuners Near Me and the Piano Tuning Cost:

Piano tuners near me in Connecticut vary widely when it comes to the piano tuning cost. Whether or not the technician does a repair, the tuning cost can range from $99 to $175 and up. Why should this be so? The answer is simple: Some tuners do a quickie tuning by ear only, or with a smartphone app to do as many tunings as possible in a single day. The results can be dismal. Typically, the bass, midrange and treble will be mismatched, and some of the unisons I have heard in the field made me cry. True professionals use dedicated, analytic piano-tuning devices, such as the stroboscopic Sanderson Accu-Tuner III and IV. They take the time to make sure that your tuning is perfect. An experienced tuner will use specific techniques to set the tuning pins properly, and this setting of the pins ensures that your tuning will hold for six months to a year. Also, if the tuner doesn’t take the time to do a final check and make adjustments, the settling of the strings can cause notes to go out of unison and create odd sounds.

Is a pitch raise included in the price? Many pianos are so out of tune that they need to be tuned twice: all the notes have to be adjusted to or above the correct pitches before they can be fine-tuned. This is to ensure that your final tuning will be stable. Some very old pianos cannot be pitch-raised because their brittle strings are likely to break.

The Guilford piano tuner, Christine S. Towne, has retired. We are happy to provide service for her clients.


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