Tuning of upright, grand and historic pianos € 75, - *

Concert tunings from € 90,- 

Certified piano tuner

Member of the VVPN (Piano tuners association)

* region Den Haag and surroundings

(Leiden / Rijnsburg / Katwijk / Noordwijk / Lisse / Voorschoten / Wassenaar /  Zoetermeer / Delft / Rijswijk a.s.) ​

region Rotterdam a.s. €75 + €10 travel expenses

other regions €75 + travel expenses after consultation

How often should my piano or grand piano be tuned?

I recommend to have a piano or grand piano tuned at least once a year. This frequency depends, amongst other things, on the humidity of the space in which the piano is located, the quality of the piano itself and how new the piano is. For example, if you own a fairly new piano it will have to get used to its new environment. As long as this instrument is not acclimatized, the strings and the wood need time to stabilize. It is therefore advisable to tune such a piano 3 or 4 times during its first year.

Do you tune my piano/grand piano by ear or using a tuning device?

My preference is for traditional tuning; by ear. It is customary to tune the A note at 440 Hz. This might differ if your piano was not tuned for a long period of time, or if you request a different pitch. This might for example be necessary when playing together with another instrument or to create a historical tuning. Only sometimes when the pitch of a piano needs to be tuned extremely higher, due to the whole piano being too low pitched, it might be useful to start the tuning process using a tuning device. In such rare cases, I will use a tuning device.

How long does it take you to tune my piano?

It takes me about an hour to tune a piano or grand piano. This depends on the state of the piano and how long ago it was last tuned.

I own a historical piano (pianoforte / harpsichord / square piano), can you also tune it?

Yes, I can also tune your historical instrument. Through my co-operation with piano-builder Gijs Wilderom and Museum Geelvinck (Sweelinck collection) I have the sound experience in tuning historical pianos.

What happens if another issue arises during the tuning?

When an unexpected issue comes to light during tuning, it can in some cases be solved immediately, after having agreed over the additional expenses. If a greater problem come to light which cannot be immediately solved, I can provide an estimate of the additional work and costs involved in the solution(s). For example, a string might suddenly break during the tuning. This may be the case when a string is old and outstretched. When tuning it to the correct pitch and the string can't bear the tension, it might break. The replacing of a broken string and the price of the string are not included in the tuning fee. This will involve an additional € 50,- on top of the original tuning expenses.