High-Tech Piano Tuning/Reviews

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Piano Tuning  –  $110 is the total cost.  Your piano tuner will analyze your piano electronically, and then calculate a perfect tuning that is an exclusive fit for your instrument.

To set up an appointment, please call at (203) 230-2626, email tomdans6@gmail.com, or use the secure Contact Form on this site.  We promise to get back to you as soon as possible.

There is no charge for travel within Connecticut, including these  counties: New Haven, Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New London, Tolland, and Windham.  Our NY and MA travel charges are here: Piano Services

For your convenience, our piano technicians are available on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as weekdays.  A complete Piano Inspection/Appraisal is $60.

Our piano technicians are experts in tuning antique instruments and pianos that haven’t been tuned in a long time, old or new.

High-Tech Custom Tuning

Your piano will sound better with a professional electronic tuning.  We first analyze the pitch and harmonicity of nine strings on your instrument with the industry-standard tuning meter.  The meter’s computer then takes those readings and mathematically calculates a precision tuning for your piano alone.  Your piano’s unique and beautiful tonal voice will be clear and focused.  Sustained chords will have a noticeable coherence and unity.  The entire keyboard from bass to treble will have consonance and continuity for the very best playing experience.  There is no extra charge for this professional service.  We always do two tuning sweeps in one visit for the most stable tuning possible.

April 11, 2019 – We are happy to announce that Eugene’s Music Studio, Port Chester, NY, has hired us as their official piano tuner for these locations: All of Connecticut; Southern Massachusetts; Putnam County, NY; Westchester County, NY; & The Bronx.  Eugene’s provides rewarding music education to students of all ages, in-home and in-studio.

Faust Harrison Pianos, the Forbes Music Company, and Eugene’s Music Studio all trust Piano Island with their clients’ piano tunings in Connecticut and New York.

Online Reviews:

5-Star Google Review for Piano Tuning, August 10, 2019:

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.”

5-Star Yelp Review for Piano Tuning, August 3, 2019:

G. 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.”

5-Star Google Review for Piano Tuning, July 24, 2019:

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 Review for Piano Tuning, July 20, 2019:

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 Verified Review for Piano Tuner:

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.”

Verified Reviews for Hamden Piano Tuner 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.”

“Once again Tom comes through with the best tuning I’ve ever ever experienced. For the 110, you get 110%. And he stands by his work. What a concept.”

5-Star Verified Review for Piano Tuner:

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 Verified Review for Piano Tuner:  

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 Verified Review for Piano Tuner:  

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 Verified Review for Piano Tuner:

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 Verified Review for Piano Tuner:  

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.”

5-Star Google Review for Piano Tuning, Jan. 2, 2019:

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. The repair included also some work on the pins holding the strings, which unfortunately messed up the tuning which Tom did only a week earlier. The incredible thing was that I called Tom, explained the situation, and he came to us again right away and re-tuned the whole piano, free of charge! If you are looking for a piano tuner in Connecticut, I highly recommend working with Tom Dans.”

New Haven, CT Yelp User 4-Star Review for Piano Tuner:

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.”  https://www.yelp.com/biz/piano-island-tuning-hamden-3

New Haven, CT Piano Tuner Google User 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 Verified Review for Piano Tuner:

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 Verified Review for Piano Tuner:

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 Verified Review for Piano Tuner:

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.”

Meet our technicians here: https://pianoislandtuning.com/our-technicians/

Q: How can I tell if my piano is out of tune?

A:  It can be very hard to determine if a piano is out of tune.  The very rich sound of 225 strings vibrating in a piano can totally mask when it goes out of tune.  If your piano hasn’t been tuned in over a year, then it is surely out of tune.  An electronic tuning meter will demonstrate that most pianos go out of tune in six months.  Even if it isn’t noticeable to the human ear, the piano is likely dropping in pitch over time.  The notes with 2 or 3 strings are always out of unison after a year’s time.  Your technician will be happy to demonstrate on the meter the actual variation from perfect tune that your piano is.

5-Star Verified Review for Piano Tuner:

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 Verified Review for Piano Tuner:

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 Verified Review for Piano Tuner:

Mindy S., Redding, CT

“Excellent service.”

Recommendation Email for Piano Tuner:  

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.”

New Haven, CT Yahoo! Local user Piano Tuner 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 Verified Review for Piano Tuner:

Sheila B., West Cornwall, CT

“5 Stars, Piano Tuning

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

5-Star Verified Review for Piano Tuner:

Fatmir O., Rocky Hill, CT

“5 Stars, Piano Tuning”

5-Star Verified Review for Piano Tuner:

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.”

Verified piano tuning reviews above from Thumbtack.

We don’t charge for travel within Connecticut for piano tuning.

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We happily perform piano tuning in these New York and Massachusetts locations: Westchester County, Putnam County, the Bronx, Armonk, New Rochelle, Port Chester, Rye, Rye Brook, Scarsdale, White Plains, Yonkers, and lower Massachusetts, including Springfield, and Worcester.  The travel charges are on our Piano Services page.

A piano tuner is available seven days a week.

About Our Pricing

Piano tuners near me have asked what the piano tuning cost should be.  The national average cost for a piano tuning is $100 to $250.  We charge a total of $110.00 to bring a piano into tune because it is affordable for all of our clients, and is reasonable for the amount of work performed to tune each of the 225 strings of a piano.  Please allow two to three hours for a complete tuning with analysis, depending on how out of tune the piano is.

Here are current list prices of new pianos and lots of piano information : https://pianopricepoint.com/

Your piano will sound its best and will give you and your family the most pleasure when it is tuned regularly.  We recommend tuning every six months to a year.

The best New Year’s resolution is the one that’s fun- playing the piano 15 minutes a day.
Hours of happiness… playing a tuned piano.  It’s never too late to start learning how.

Piano Island Tuning is fully insured for $2,000,000 liability 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.