About

I am formally educated through the University of Western Ontario’s “Piano Technology Program”. I enjoy caring for pianos and interacting with those who value them.  My experience as a technician has taught me to appreciate the subtle complexities of this unique instrument, and the varying needs of pianists and piano owners. I respect and value an honourable reputation and hold myself to a quality work standard. –Mike Ruttle
 

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Piano Tuning Calgary

An “in tune” piano passes two tests. One is that the piano is set to pitch – this can require a “pitch raise or lowering” – making sure overall string tensions are on standard pitch. The next step is fine tuning your piano off of the standard pitch. A piano tuned frequently enough should not require the initial pitch raise or lowering, just a “standard piano tuning”. This requires less time for the piano tuner or technician and therefore costs less. Avoiding the more drastic adjustments of a “pitch raise or lowering” also greatly increases the long-term stability of a piano.

Regulation

A piano consists of thousands of moving parts. Over time, use and environmental conditions will cause these parts to shift. This may result in a sluggish or uneven feeling keyboard. Piano action regulation calibrates these parts to maintain your instruments optimum mechanical efficiency. A well-regulated piano is more responsive, expressive and reduces the risk of repetitive use injuries.

Repairs

Inside the piano
With so many moving parts, a piano can encounter issues that hinder its performance. Ringing notes and squeaking or clicking from inside a piano may be due to things like worn felt, sticking keys or a cracked hammer. Most pianists are sensitive enough to notice subtle changes to their instrument; this is normal over time as a piano matures. However, make a note of any abnormal changes when then arise; this will help your piano repair technician diagnose the cause and serves as a record of conscientious ownership should you ever sell your instrument.

Restoration

The materials used in a piano action include leather, felt, cloth, wood and metal. In the lifespan of a quality piano some of these materials may be replaced several times. A piano restoration, including disassembly and replacement of certain worn parts, can renew your prized instrument for years of enjoyment and musical expression.

More


  • Piano Life Saver Systems
  • Custom Fit Piano Covers
  • Embroidered Piano Covers
  • Piano Undercovers
  • Piano Caster Cups
  • Fallboard Piano Locks
  • Piano Lamps
  • Custom Piano Benches
  • Artist and Duet Piano Benches
  • Piano Practice Chairs and Piano Stools
  • Current clients can view our Product Catalogue

FAQ

    • Standard Price List
    Pitch Raising: $70; Piano Tuning Cost: $140; Upright Piano Regulation: $300-700*; Grand Piano Regulation: $500-1000*; Piano Voicing: $300-700*.

     

    *Estimate based on time required.

     

    • Estimates
    Estimates are billed as a $75 nonrefundable deposit on services.

     

    • Methods of Payment
    Cash, VISA, MasterCard, American Express and their gift cards. Receive your receipt by email or text as well as on paper. Existing clients have the option to be invoiced and pay by cheque, Interac e-transfer or Paypal.



 
 

    • Travel Policy
    For piano tuning in Calgary and area, see above.

     

    Outside the local area, return travel is billable at $0.40 per km from the city limit. Split or share with a local friend or neighbor.

     

    The goal of this policy is to bring affordable piano service to smaller communities.

     

    For example, three clients in Stettler: 414 km (round trip) ÷ 3 = 138 x $0.40/km = $55.20 each.

     

    Or, for two clients in Red Deer: [252 ÷ 2] x .4 = $50.40

     

    Piano Tuning across Alberta:
    (877) 420-0252.

 

    • Piano Tuning in Airdrie: 0 km
    • Piano Tuning in Banff: 113 km
    • Piano Tuning in Bassano: 128 km
    • Piano Tuning in Beiseker: 56 km
    • Piano Tuning in Bentley: 169 km
    • Piano Tuning in Black Diamond: 42 km
    • Piano Tuning in Blackfalds: 142 km
    • Piano Tuning in Bowden: 86 km
    • Piano Tuning in Bragg Creek: 35 km
    • Piano Tuning in Brooks: 175 km
    • Piano Tuner in Calgary: 0 km
    • Piano Tuning in Canmore: 89 km
    • Piano Tuning in Caroline: 147 km
    • Piano Tuning in Carstairs: 49 km
    • Piano Tuning in Chestermere: 0 km
    • Piano Tuning in Claresholm: 107 km


    • Piano Tuning in Cluny: 97 km
    • Piano Tuning in Cochrane: 0 km
    • Piano Tuning in Cranston: 0 km
    • Piano Tuning in Crossfield: 31 km
    • Piano Tuning in De Winton: 0 km
    • Piano Tuning in Delburne: 162 km
    • Piano Tuning in Didsbury: 62 km
    • Piano Tuning in Drumheller: 117 km
    • Piano Tuning in Eckville: 157 km
    • Piano Tuning in High River: 39 km
    • Piano Tuning in Innisfail: 98 km
    • Piano Tuning in Irricana: 43 km
    • Piano Tuning in Lacombe: 155 km
    • Piano Tuning in Lethbridge: 187 km
    • Piano Tuning in Lake Louise: 167 km
    • Piano Tuning in Langdon: 29 km

    • Piano Tuning in Linden: 82 km
    • Piano Tuning in Nanton: 67 km
    • Piano Tuning in Okotoks: 0 km
    • Piano Tuning in Olds: 75 km
    • Piano Tuning in Penhold: 110 km
    • Piano Tuning in Ponoka: 180 km
    • Piano Tuning in Red Deer: 126 km
    • Piano Tuning in Rimbey: 191 km
    • Piano Tuning in Rocky Mountain House: 195 km
    • Piano Tuning in Stettler: 207 km
    • Piano Tuning in Strathmore: 0 km
    • Piano Tuning in Sundre: 112 km
    • Piano Tuning in Sylvan Lake: 149 km
    • Piano Tuning in Three Hills: 111 km
    • Piano Tuning in Trochu: 126 km
    • Piano Tuning in Vulcan: 103 km

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(403) 910-1495

Calgary, Alberta T3A 0Z9

(877) 420-0252