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was great to work with. He's very knowledgeable about how pianos work and patiently answered all my questions. He also didn't mind" if I watched while he did the work. When he was done, my piano sounded better than it ever has since I've owned it. I will definitely use him again.

-Rob C.

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"The apprentice arrived on time, was very friendly, and worked on my piano a couple hours. I liked her a lot, but during that time I was alarmed at the extent she" was manipulating the piano strings, and took a short video (without her knowledge), so I could share it with her instructor. I felt he would want to see for himself what I was seeing, and if I was over-reacting, he could tell me. I later shared that video with a third party (a very experienced tuner), and he thought she was actually doing a really good job for being new at tuning, and the manipulation, while maybe a little excessive, wasn't out of line. He was also impressed that she was learning to tune by ear before she learned to use the modern devices. He thinks it's important to know how to tune both ways. I shared that with
and also apologized for overreacting on the issue regarding her techniques. But there were other issues as well.... I was concerned with was that she wasn't "setting" the strings as I was used to hearing the very experienced tuners do. In general, the whole tuning procedure didn't seem quite right. My video wasn't long enough to fully show whether she was or wasn't setting the strings, but I heard very little, if any "setting", ever. My next concern was that when she was finished, my piano didn't sound any better. It wasn't that bad to start with, as my piano has always impressed tuners at how well it holds its tune. But it was in the bass section that I heard the problems both before this tuning and where it still bugged me afterwards. So
said he would come look at my piano and tweak it as needed. But I decided to first have a 3rd party come and look at it. If the the 3rd party agreed it was rough I'd let
fix it. If the 3rd party said it was fine, I'd apologize to
again and save him a trip. But the 3rd party agreed that the bass was a little rough. This 3rd party was willing to re-tune the entire piano at his normal price, but he suggested I allow
to come fix it up, expecting that
wouldn't charge me, and thus I could maintain a good working relationship with
. (By the way, the 3rd party didn't charge me for his full hour of consultation, explanations, etc. even though I was more than willing to!) I openly told
that I had had a 3rd party come in and what he'd said, etc. So I let
come (which was 2 weeks after the apprentice tuning), and he ran chords up and down the piano, said it wasn't that bad (it wasn't that bad before the apprentice came, either). But I reminded him that even the 3rd party agreed the bass was a little rough, so I wasn't out of line in what I was hearing. So
did tweak some bass notes. He spent a total of 15 minutes on my piano and then wanted to charge me $50 for a service call. I argued that this wasn't a service call, this was a follow up on a tuning, and I didn't feel it was fair that I end up paying the original $80 plus his $50 for a total of $130 for one tuning. It's not like I waited 6 months! I was willing to pay the $15 or $20 difference.
argued that he had carved out an hour of his time in case he needed to re-tune the whole piano, and said his apprentice had done a good job, "am I supposed to chastise her for a job that wasn't bad?". I said "No, but even a 3rd party agreed that the bass was rough and as her trainer, I feel it's your responsibility that if there are ever issues that you clean them up and not at the customer's expense." He continued to argue that he always charges a minimum of $50 etc., and what was I expecting to pay? I told him that at most I was expecting to pay was the difference between the cost of the apprentice and the price he charges, which would now be $15 or $20. But I said that if he insisted, I'd pay the full $50, and I proceeded to write out the check. But then he refused to take a check of any amount because he "didn't want to leave me unhappy". Then he added that he felt my video was "sneaky". I agreed, but told him I thought that had there been an issue, that he'd have wanted to see it as her trainer. Perhaps I should have voiced my concerns at the time the apprentice was here, but I felt it was just as appropriate to talk to her trainer FIRST (the video was about 15 seconds long) because I knew I was on shaky ground - possibly misunderstanding her techniques - until I discussed it with either her trainer or some other pro. But I was not on shaky grounds in regards to the final results, as I HAD discussed it with a 3rd party pro who has over 50 years' experience. My final concern was that the apprentice was on her cell phone viewing texts (or something?), at least half a dozen times, mainly when I'd leave the room. She kept her phone right in front of her while she was tuning. I feel that was unprofessional and wondered how could she be concentrating on her work?? I mentioned this to
and he never said anything to justify it. Bottom line: I should have stayed with my original tuner. I thought perhaps I should find someone younger than I'd been using. Then when I was asked if I'd consider hiring someone quite new, I figured it would give someone new a
to practice their skill, plus I'd save a few bucks and since she was "backed up" by an established tuner, I thought I couldn't
. But I ended up going through 3 appointments, and worst of all, all this emotional angst! Rather than seeing this as a valuable learning experience for both him and his apprentice,
tried to make me feel guilty for everything I had thought and done, and for everything I expected from him. As the trainer, perhaps
should be getting some sort of commission from his apprentice, or if he's called in to tweak anything, that she pay him for his time, or whatever agreement they want between them that would be their business. But nobody should expect the customer to put up with "slightly inferior work", or pay 150% for one tuning that also cost me time out of my schedule, etc. If the job had been done right from the beginning, then I'd have gotten a good deal and she would have gotten some more experience, and as time went along she could start charging more. That's how anyone starts out. Very unprofessional. I don't know how to rate the price I paid, I actually only paid a great price, but I'd rather have paid $100 and had the job done right to start with. On the other hand, had I paid what
expected (a total of $130 for two visits), I'd have rated it very poorly for price paid for what I got. So I left that part
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-Deborah N.

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Piano Tuning reviews in Placerville

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I did not use this offer so there is nothing to review.
When I first ordered the offer I included a message to inform Mr
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that we had to go to California for a few days and would contact him when we returned.
Shortly before we left Mr
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did phone and left a routine message on my answering machine to call him back. Unfortunately our return was delayed by a medical family emergency. When we returned, I phoned and emailed Mr
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but got no replies, so I assumed the offer by then had expired.
Since I was the one to break the agreement I chose to regard the $49 paid as my loss.
- Frank M.
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in my experience, the soundboard and inside of piano is cleaned/dusted as well. She did not clean or dust at all. Was disappointed in that because I do not like to touch the interior of the piano so that it doesn't get damaged.
- Jennifer B.
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They were really reasonable, kind, and wonderful. He’s just great! He really knows his stuff and he was very serious about his work. His pricing was very reasonable and I was actually shocked by it!
- THOMAS L.
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My father met with Patsi when she came to tune the piano because I was unable to take time from work that day. It was not long into her time working on it that she told him she simply could not charge anything because the piano was too old and had too many issues to be tuned. I was impressed with this honest service. My son came home from school and noticed some of the small improvements she had made during her time trying to work on it and was happy about that. I told him she did her best and we would keep our eyes out for another piano. I plan on hiring Patsi to review any used pianos I consider buying in the future and highly recommend her to anyone seeking this type of service. Thank you, Patsi!
- Maureen M.
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Excellent. The technician checked the piano's workings, did minor cleaning, and tuned it (it had gone fairly far out of tune after two moves), and did an excellent job. The company also provided a written appraisal for insurance purposes. Great to work with in every respect.
- Jeffrey G.
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The service was amazing! I reccommended this service to several of my friends, and they had the same experience. The price was very affordable, and I had no problems what so ever. I would highly recommend this to anyone who owns a piano!
- Fred C.
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It was a great experience. Agim is very professional and has a great attention to details. I highly recommend his work.
- Milana S.
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returned my call promptly, was easy to converse with, and was very accommodating of my hectic schedule. He arrived on time and the appointment was completed within the estimated time. I am very picky on tuning issues and was delighted with the results. It is obvious that he cares about his craft and, ultimately, customer satisfaction. I am impressed with his ability to keep abreast of the technology required in his profession. I am comfortable recommending him and will ask him to return.
- John G.

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AAA PIANO SVC

810 Haddington Road
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2011 P St
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622 WALES DR
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Business Finance Store

Castle River Way
Sacramento

COOLIDGE PIANO SVC

2164 PORTOLA WAY
Sacramento

JENSEN PIANO SVC

2950 ALCA RD
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Johnson's Piano Service

14780 Natchez Ct
Sloughhouse

MATT VOGT PIANO AND ORGAN MOVING

5830 HOFFMAN LN
Fair Oaks

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