We at Artisan Piano Services are so excited to announce our partnership with Seattle Piano Moving in the Washington area for your entire piano moving needs! We recommend Seattle Piano Moving due to their friendly and professional staff, who are also highly qualified and helpful! Artisan’s Founder David Hayes says of the partnership “I’ve known Aaron for years and am beyond excited to be partnering with him and Seattle Piano Moving. We both share an affinity for quality and providing our customers with the very best service. We love how friendly, professional, and honest the Seattle Piano Moving Company is and know that our customers will receive the very best care for their piano!”
What makes a piano mover qualified and why should you use one? According to Aaron Firpo, the owner and founder, first and foremost, piano movers know their pianos. It’s their job, and they work with these instruments day in and day out for their entire career. All of the oddball challenges of the job that come along like tricky stair moves, pianos that need to go over uneven terrain to reach a back door of a house, or an obscure assembly designs on a rare pianos are all things that a good piano mover is very well suited to handle.
Professional piano movers have all of the equipment and knowledge necessary to get your piano moved from point a to point b safely while protecting your flooring and drywall in the process. This offers the piano owner peace of mind that their piano is being moved by the best.
Many piano movers also offer climate-controlled storage. Customers often find themselves in need of a safe climate controlled storage solution for their piano while they are in transition from one home to the next. This sort of humidity and temperature-controlled environment is critical for a pianos soundboard, pin block, and even finish to stay in tiptop shape. Improper storage (non-climate and humidity controlled) can lead to cracked soundboards, pin blocks, and shattered lacquer finishes. Piano movers are knowledgeable in the best temperature and humidity level to keep their storage facilities in to best protect your piano for the short or long term.
“After we move a piano for a client, the next step is to have the piano tuned. A good piano tuner can bring a piano to life with color and tone that the instrument may not have shown before. We have found Artisan Piano Service to be part of the best piano technicians in the area. We are proud to partner with Artisan for our client’s continued piano service.” – Aaron Firp.
For more information on Seattle Piano Moving, please contact them at:
Seattle Piano Moving
3035 W Commodore Way,
Seattle, WA 98199
Truck: Tuesday – Saturday 8am-5pm
(Our moving team is off Sundays and Mondays)
Office: Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm
As we head into the Holiday season with Thanksgiving upon us, our time will soon be spent with family and friends, places to be, shopping to be completed, and a full social calendar. For many, this can cause a large amount of stress and in some cases; sadness for those who have lost loved ones or who feel lonely. Studies have shown people who are taking piano lessons, or who play the piano consistently can weather the ups and downs of this time of year much better than those who don’t!
The positive benefits of playing an instrument such as the piano include relieving stress, and enhancing mental well-being. Depression, loneliness, anxiety and other emotional and mental issues can be directly affected by playing the piano. Studies have even shown that ongoing playing of the piano and other instruments can help to prevent future depression!
With that being said, make sure your piano is in tiptop shape with a tuning from Artisan Piano Services. Depending on how often they are used, pianos generally need to be tuned 1-3 times each year to sound their best. Whether it has been a couple of months or 20 years since your piano was last tuned, give us a call to schedule an appointment with our expert piano tuners in the Seattle/Bellevue areas. We offer a variety of piano tuning packages to suit your needs. http://artisanpianos.com/piano-services/piano-tuning-services/tuning-packages/
This wonderful instrument can help you get through the stress that comes with the Holiday season. The piano is also the perfect place to visit with friends and family and share your love of music with those you love.
The holidays are just around the corner. Friends and family will be visiting and your piano is sure to be a part of the holiday merriment in your household. Is your piano living up to its full potential and ready for the holidays? Over the years, piano parts and mechanisms can become worn and misaligned, creating an unevenness and lack of control for the player. The sound and tone of the piano suffers as well. Artisan Piano Services will work with you to maximize your piano’s sound and performance.
We are excited to now offer three new In Home service packages to the Seattle Washington area. Historically, this level of work was split over multiple service calls and was quite expensive. We are now able to; utilizing our incredibly talented technicians, offer these packages in one service call. This allows you to save money and get an incredible service.
Our three different full-service Seattle piano maintenance packages are designed to address the most common needs we have found in pianos after years of playing. These packages are for those whose pianos are in need of more than our standard tuning package.
All our packages include:
- Piano Tuning
- Preliminary Cleaning
- Minor Repairs
- Regulation of the Pedals
- Assessment of the Piano’s Condition
- Touch Up Regulation & Voicing
Depending on the needs of your piano, we can include additional services to make your piano ready for the holiday festivities. Contact us at our Seattle office, call us at 425.974.4100 or email: email@example.com to schedule your Seattle piano tuning appointment with Artisan Piano Services, the #1 Seattle piano tuners!
Have you ever cracked the yellow pages or surfed the web in search of a piano tuner? Then you’ve probably found yourself wondering, “Which one should I choose?” What type of criteria do you use when finding a piano tuner? Do you look for the company with the largest ads, do you search online for the company located closest to you? Or do you simply go for the cheapest option? Or maybe the most expensive? Once you find your piano tuner, how often should you tune your piano? It can all be a little confusing! Let us shed some light on the entire process.
With regards to cost, the average piano tuner charges between $150-$200 for a standard piano tuning. They may or may not include other services at the time of the appointment. Artisan Piano Services includes a lot in our standard tuning “Bronze” package. The Bronze Package is a great service for someone who knows their piano needs more than just a tuning but isn’t quite ready for a fuller service. With this service, in addition to the tuning we will also adjust the action to be more responsive and take up the excessive slack in the parts. It will make a significant improvement in the way the piano sounds and plays – enhancing your enjoyment of the instrument.
This service includes Tuning, Preliminary Cleaning, Minor Repairs, Regulation of the Pedals, Assessment of the Piano’s Condition, and Touch Up Regulation & Voicing all for $250! To learn more about our other packages, Click Here.
In our opinion, the best way to find a qualified tuner is through word of mouth. You can do this by calling your most reputable piano retailer and asking for a recommendation. Google, yelp, Facebook and Angie’s list are also great resources to find qualified technicians. What you want to look for is someone with as much positive feedback and reviews as possible. You want the best and the best are usually shown in these basic directories.
Once you find your piano tuner, we recommend tuning no fewer than once a year. Twice a year is definitely ideal and will make it so that your piano sounds at its best and will help keep potential problems under control with more frequent servicing. The main factors that cause a piano to go out of tune are temperature and humidity fluctuations. So keeping your home as consistent as possible when it comes to the temperature and humidity is recommended. Ideally having the temperature fluctuate no more than about 5-7degrees and keeping the humidity between 45-55% humidity is best and will keep your piano in good health. Other factors that will lead to tuning stability are the quality of the instrument itself, frequency of maintenance and service as well as the skill level of the person performing the service.
Artisan Piano Services has offices in Oregon and Washington. We provide a unique blend of old world craftsmanship and care with today’s technology and convenience while delivering unparalleled piano service. We’ve built our reputation on the excellence of our artisans as well as the absolute quality of services we provide.
With our staff of highly trained technicians, we carry on the time-honored tradition of music, art and craftsmanship. Whether you are an accomplished professional, a budding artist, a teacher, or a family of beginners, our qualified piano technicians will create a memorable and worthwhile experience at each piano service.
Finally, what sets us apart from other piano tuners is that we offer a peace of mind guarantee. We guarantee that our expert piano tuners will leave you completely satisfied with your piano tuning service, or we will make it right. Our promise to you that if you ever have any problems after we service your piano, call us and we’ll send one of our technicians out free of charge to address your concerns. You have our word.
Contact us today to learn more about our services.