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Piano and Harpsichord Tuning

Berkshire County, MA | Northern Litchfield County, CT | Eastern Columbia County, NY


When I got my first harpsichord at the age of 17, I was faced with having to tune it myself. This was before the world of tuning apps. That’s where my tuning journey began. As a harpsichordist I use many different tuning temperaments according to historical period, key signature, performance program, musical taste, instrument, etc. For piano tuning I use the customary equal temperament, although I have tuned pianos to historical temperaments (Peter Serkin). It’s a fascinating subject how to tune! As a musician and performer, I know the value of a beautifully tuned instrument!

I have tuned for concerts, professionals, colleges, schools, churches, and private clients, amongst them many professional pianists.

Amongst my piano tuning clients are

Simon’s Rock College (Great Barrington, MA
Berkshire School (Sheffield, MA)
Berkshire Waldorf School
Berkshire Country Day School
Colonial Theatre
Jacob’s Pillow
Mahaiwe Theatre
Saint James Place

Professional pianists

Peter Serkin
Emanuel Ax
Lenore Davis
Larry Wallach
and many others

Harpsichord Tuning clients include

Aston Magna Festival
Berkshire Bach Society
Boston Early Music Festival
Tanglewood Music Festival
and my own harpsichord!

Basic tuning fee: $140.00