Dale's Piano Service

 

Dale Lindeke, RPT

Full Service Piano Tuning and Repair

Serving Seattle and King and Pierce Counties

Services

Whether you require a standard tuning, complete repairs or full service regulation, I provide comprehensive, professional service for all your piano needs.

Tuning Service - $170

This two hour service includes a complete tuning and either a pitch raise if needed or 45 minutes of repair, voicing or regulation. It is recommended that you schedule this service on a semi-annual or annual basis in order for your piano to play and sound its best.

Interior Cleaning - $80

Like all other furniture in a house your piano will accumulate dust and debris over time. A thorough cleaning will help to keep all parts operating smoothly and can also improve the tone of the piano.

Hammer Shaping & Voicing - $60+

As your piano is played, the sound produced by the felt hammers begin to change. It may become muffled and dull, or overly bright and tinny. Voicing helps restore an even, full tone for every note, as well as helping to deliver the widest possible dynamic range throughout the piano.

Repair - $45+

Your piano has 10 to 14 thousand parts that can wear down as the piano ages. Strings can break or lose their elasticity. Wooden hammers and flanges crack and split. Leather, felt and wool components begin to compress and dry out. Metal pins will bend and corrode. In order to function properly these parts need to be repaired or replaced.

Regulation - $400+

While tuning and voicing have to do with how well a piano sounds, regulation has to do with how well a piano plays. As parts settle and shift, play can become difficult and uneven. Regulation is the adjustment of the mechanical aspects of the piano to compensate for changes that occur over time and to restore proper touch and responsiveness to the piano.

Consultation - $85

Buying or selling a piano but not sure what it’s worth? Do you have one that needs repairs but not sure whether it is worth the cost? I will help guide you in making the right decision.

Bio

Welcome

img_0029-29-edit If you have been searching for a highly qualified piano technician to service your piano then look no more. Located in Burien, I service pianos throughout King and Pierce Counties. Whether you have recently purchased a piano or have one that has been in your family or organization for generations, my commitment to you is to provide quality service at a reasonable cost to help preserve and/or restore your piano.   A member of the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG), a national organization dedicated to improving and preserving the craft of piano maintenance, I have completed the requirements and been certified as a Registered Piano Technician. A Registered Piano Technician (RPT) has passed a series of rigorous examinations on the maintenance, repair, and tuning of pianos. Only RPTs are authorized by The Piano Technicians Guild to display the logo containing the words “Registered Piano Technician”. I continue to develop my skills through advanced education programs as well as workshops and seminars sponsored by the Piano Technicians Guild.   A lifelong resident of Burien WA, I started taking piano lessons at age 7. In school I learned to play the trumpet and French horn and after graduating I began teaching ballroom dance at Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Seattle and eventually became the Dance Director. It was here that I met my wife, Suzy Van Hout, whose family had moved to Des Moines in 1962. After our children were born we started attending church in Des Moines where we became involved in the music ministry. I played piano and synthesizer and Suzy played flute, keyboard and percussion, creating a passion for music that eventually led to my current career as a Piano Technician. We continue to enjoy teaching and going out dancing, playing music with friends and family and spending time with our grandchildren.

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Testimonials

Sonya Vasileff
“I highly recommend Dale to service your piano! He tuned up my old upright grand that hadn’t been tuned in years. I’m happy it’s back to sounding amazing.”
Ron Mallory
“Dale does great work, and is great to work with. As an experienced pianist as well as a piano technician, Dale understands the instrument on both levels. We’re very fortunate to have our church’s piano under his care.”
Brett R. Sisley
“Dale clearly loves what he does.  To me, this is the single greatest factor in our continued relationship with him.  There are many people out there who possess the skill set necessary to extract quality sound from a piano.  The fact that he is passionate about creating exceptional sound on an instrument he personally loves means he cares about your investment and the purposes it serves as much as you do.  Thanks Dale!  Highest marks. ”

Special Offers

Book online today and receive a $10 discount

10% off full regulation through August 31, 2017

 

FAQ

How often should I have my piano tuned?

Most pianos need to be tuned once or twice a year depending on how often they are played. New pianos or pianos with new strings may need to be tuned three or four times in the first year as the strings continue to stretch during that time.

How much does it cost to have my piano tuned?

A standard tuning is $120. Churches and certain other nonprofit organizations can receive a $20 discount. If a piano has not been tuned in a long time it may require a pitch raise which is an additional $50.

What should I look for when buying a used piano?

The first thing you will want to find out is how the piano sounds and plays. You will want to make sure that all of the keys work and that the piano has a tone that you like. If you do like it then you should have a qualified piano technician check it out for you particularly if it is an older piano. A “free piano” may end up costing you more to repair that it is worth.

What area do you service?

I generally will service pianos from South Seattle through North Tacoma including West Seattle, Beacon Hill, Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, Federal Way, Auburn, Kent, Renton, Tukwila and Seatac and on the east side Newcastle and Bellevue.

How should I dust my piano?

Dust is very abrasive, and can scratch the finish if wiped off with a dry cloth. To avoid scratching, it is best to dust gently using a feather duster or similar product. You can also wipe softly with a soft, damp cloth to remove dust, immediately followed by a dry cloth. Use long, straight strokes following the wood grain to avoid creating swirls.


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