Monthly Archives: June 2015

Weekly update

I keep telling myself I need to update this blog at least once a week, but I’ve been preposterously busy during the whole of this June. Aside from piano tuning during the day, I’ve had a housing project refurbishing my bedroom, I’ve playing playing guitar in 2 bands and also had a meet ups with other musicians in the evenings, as well as having to fix the piano action on the piano I have at my home in Sheffield… so unfortunately this piano tuning blog has been neglected. Like I said in another post I’ve been trying to promote myself on the other side of Sheffield (Attercliffe, Southey Green, Shire Green, Pitsmore, Chapletown, Grenoside, Rivelin, Hillsborough) and parts of South Yorkshire (Barnsley, Penistone, Rotherham, Doncaster) and Derbyshire (Chesterfield, Dronfield), but with all the mayhem I haven’t had the chance. I hope next month I can make some more substantial blog posts!


– Richard, Piano Tuner Sheffield.

Text Messages

Sorry to the piano tuning enquirers I haven’t managed to text back, my mobile ran out of credit a few days ago and I’ve been too busy to get it topped up. I’ll make sure I get it topped up today on my way to band practice as I walk across Sheffield and I’ll text you back this evening.


– Richard, Piano Tuner Sheffield.

Busy week

It’s been a busy week this week outside of my work as a piano tuner. I had a project painting and re-fitting the carpet in my bedroom, had to buy a new bed, I’ve been playing guitar with 2 seperate bands,  as well as promoting my piano tuning business in Sheffield, Rotherham, Holmfirth, Barnsley and Glossop, all this on top of a few piano local Sheffield tuning jobs that came up at the last minute. In all the mayhem I completely forgot to make another piano tuning or piano repairs post on this blog. I will try to keep on top of it next week.


– Richard, Piano Tuner Sheffield.

New Prices (updated)

Just a quick blog post to clear up any confusion about my prices.

If anyone would like to recommend to me their friends who own a piano my current charge is £30 for a first time piano tuning for customers in Sheffield. If you live outside of Sheffield I charge a small supplement of £5 for travel costs, making it £35 for a first time piano tuning and £45 for every piano tuning after that.

Pitch rasing in slightly different in that the piano is tuned twice (one tuning to get it up to pitch and a second tuning to fine tune and stabilize the piano) and takes longer (2 – 3 hours) instead of a standard piano tuning where I tune the piano to itself (this takes 90 minutes to 2 hours). This method is required when the piano hasn’t been tuned in a long time (over 2 years) and costs a bit more. For a pitch raise the prices are £40 for a first time customer in Sheffield and £50 any time after that (if the piano needs it that is; pianos that are tuned regularly won’t need a pitch raise). For customers outside of Sheffield is £45 for a first time pitch raise and £55 for a future pitch raise.


First time piano tuning in Sheffield: £30 

Standard piano tuning in Sheffield: £40

First time piano tuning outside of Sheffield: £35

Standard piano tuning outside of Sheffield. £45

First time pitch raise in Sheffield: £40

Standard pitch raise in Sheffield: £50

First time pitch raise outside of Sheffield: £45

Standard pitch raise outside of Sheffield. £55


Any questions feel free to email me at

– Richard, Piano Tuner Sheffield.

Customers in the other side (east) Sheffield

In the last week I’ve continued my advertising campaign to other parts of Sheffield. While there are plenty of piano players in areas such Fulwood, Ranmoor, Crookes, Rivelin, Hillsborough, Millhouses, Woodseats, and others near me, the other side of Sheffield will surely have many piano owners who require a piano tuner. I drove through several areas yesterday: High Green, Chapeltown, Worrall, Outerbridge, Firth Park, Tinsley, Meadowhead, Darnall, Whikersley, Brinsworth and put business cards in shops that would let me. I had to leave early to avoid rush hour, but more of these areas will be targeted in future! Aside from the business aspect, I had a nice day out.

I had an interesting adventure to Chesterfield last Friday and after tuning a mini upright piano, I went around the local shops asking if they’d let me put my business cards up. I’ll try and broaden my customer base to include Chesterfield and other towns outside of Sheffield as I know people outside of Sheffield sometimes struggle to find a piano tuner.

I just hope people outside of Sheffield aren’t put off by my new prices. I am still available and happy to travel outside of Sheffield, but I have to take fuel costs into account, which why the prices may be slightly higher depending on how far away you are.


– Richard, Piano Tuner Sheffield.

New prices

The last few months have been slow so I’m now lowering my prices for Sheffield piano tuning customers. It is now £30 for a first tuning, the £40 for a standard piano tuning. Customers in Rotherham, Chesterfield, Barnsley, Hathersage, Hope Valley and anywhere else outside Sheffield may be asked (on a day before the piano tuning) to pay an extra £10 to supplement travel costs.


New prices for Sheffield customers:

£30 for an first time piano tuning

£40 for a standard piano tuning

£50 for a pitch raise (involves tuning the piano twice).


For customers further than 40 miles outside Sheffield:

£40 for a first time piano tuning

£50 for a standard piano tuning

£60 for a pitch raise (involves tuning the piano twice).


I will keep these prices for  at least another year and in all likelihood they won’t change for another two or three years. From what other piano tuners have told me the first few years of a piano tuning business are always slow to start in terms of finding new customers and making sure people around Sheffield are aware of you. Hopefully these new prices will make owners of out-of-tune pianos take notice.

– Richard, piano tuner Sheffield.