Piano Tuning

Does your piano need a tune, service or regulation?

Our Technicians are thoroughly tested and accredited prior to acceptance as members of the only recognised Australia wide tuners association with over 300 professional members.  


Australasian Piano Tuners and Technicians Association

PianoMax technicians have had extensive training both at the major piano factories and completed tertiary qualifications in piano technology. They are equipped to provide you with a premium level of service for your piano.

All work provided is at competitive rates.


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Approx. $395 - $450

Very popular with professional pianists playing their piano many hours a day, this service is recommended for pianos that may have not been tuned for many years.  During this service, your piano is tuned, repair notes that are not working correctly, adjust the playing action and pedals and dismantle the keyboard and action to clean out layers of dust and dirt which has built up through the years. 
This service generally takes between 4-5 hrs.


*** Prices can vary if there is more work required than indicated above, a detailed quote is then given and it is up to you how much work you would like done to be affordable, or plan over time for the future.

- PIANO TUNE - Approx. $185 - 195

Piano Tuning & Service is recommended for pianos that have been regularly tuned and maintained (every 1-2 years) including recently moved pianos by professionals such as Powell removals who transport in a stable environment, not transported on trailers/horse floats that bounce and vibrate the action and require the action realigned and regulated completely to be even and smooth again. With Piano Tuning, the piano is fine tuned and a thorough overall inspection is conducted and honest advice about what future work the piano might need, only if necessary, can be discussed and quoted at fair prices.

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SUPERIOR PIANO TUNE & Action regulated
Approx. $295 - $350

This service and tuning is recommended for pianos that need pitch raising prior to tuning, the action serviced and realigned and levelled professionally, for the fussy professional who demands the finest result in control and accuracy of touch and exquisite tone.



Replacement with new parts, e.g hammers, strings, bridal tapes, key tops, loop tapes, repinning, pedal cover and assembly, damper felt, Celeste rail felt.

Most pianos are tuned to a string frequency of 440 Hz. i.e. The "A" string above middle 'C' is tuned to oscillate 440 times per second. This is also referred to as "Concert Pitch" in musical terms.

The periodic regularity of how often a piano requires tuning can vary greatly. A piano experiencing drastic changes in temperature or played heavily for long periods is likely to need more tuning than usual.

As a general rule, most domestic pianos do not need to be tuned more than twice per year-in some cases perhaps once per year. However, to enjoy a piano it must be in tune, therefore if your piano does not sound as it should, have it tuned.

By leaving your piano tuning for long periods, you may need to have more than one tuning to bring it back to it's proper level of performance.

Tonal Quality

The tonal quality of your piano is determined by the character of the felt covering the hammers that strike the strings. The resiliency of this felt is adjusted at the factory as part of the manufacturing process. With much use, the felt can become 'hard =packed- and the strings may cut into the outer surface of the felt. The result is likely to be a harsh, unpleasant tone.
The remedy for this problem is called 'Voicing" a service that can be done in the home. However, not all piano-tuners are trained in the art of 'Voicing", and unhappily there are many instances where an untrained person has irreparably damaged the hammers resulting in complete replacement. If you think you need someone to 'Voice' your piano, contact Pianomax to have a trained technician attend to this important procedure!
will supply you with a rented instrument in the interim so you can continue practicing.



The piano's action is the ingenious mechanism that transmits the pressure of fingers on the piano keys to the relative hammers. Regulation refers to the process of ensuring that all parts of the action are performing correctly to factory specifications. The advice given above in relation to 'voicing' is equally important in respect of action regulation.
Be mindful to have only a qualified and trained technician work on your piano.