Gina Helwig, Head Piano Technician
With over 25 years of apprenticing and experience, we are thrilled to have Gina as the head of our Piano Service Department. She possesses a wide breadth of experience in all aspects of piano tuning and service, including reconditioning, restorations, rebuilds, humidity control system installation, (Gina is certified as a Field Expert Dampp-Chaser installer by Piano Lifesaver Systems) and some refinishing. Prior to joining Taylor’s, Gina ran her own piano service company for many years, amassing over 3000 satisfied clients. With Gina’s gregarious, unpretentious personality, you’ll look forward to her visits as she expertly services your piano!
Standard tuning with no extra adjustments or repairs. (Pitch raise may be needed on pianos not tuned in a while.)
Standard Tuning with Pitch Raise
Required for pianos that have not been tuned for a while and are significantly under pitch.
What is a Pitch Raise on a piano
Due to environmental conditions and/or length of time between tunings, a piano may drop significantly in pitch. This requires the piano technician to make two passes through all 200 piano strings; the first pass to “rough in” the tuning, and the second to fine tune to concert pitch. Regular tunings (at least twice a year) and a stable environment with regards to temperature and humidity help keep your piano in good working order.
Interior Cleaning – Upright Pianos
Vacuum bottom of piano behind panel.
Additional Cleaning Services
Additional cleaning services are available such as string cleaning, cleaning of the action, tuning pins, keys, and cabinet. Cost to be assessed at time of visit.
This includes examination of the piano and estimate for services needed. If service is completed at the time of the visit, fee is applied toward total cost. Our Appraisal includes a written appraisal of the piano.