I contracted with Mr Parsley at a quoted rate of $195 to move my upright. When he got here he indicated it would be $225. I'm glad I had written this down so that I could show him my notes from our call. He indicated that it was normally close to $300 and he could not come up with a reason that he had quoted me $195 initially. Granted he had given me this quote about two months ago and perhaps he did not recall but if you quote someone a price and it is different than what you normally charge perhaps you should make a note yourself of this different price. I"m not saying he was dishonest, it just left a bad taste in my mouth and I am uncertain if I will use him again for either moving or tuning. I have another Piano move and tuning coming up and this is unfortunate.
Mr. Parsley has tuned my piano several times over the years. He is always very pleasant, prompt and does a great job.
It is a pleasure for me to recommend Carolyn Antman as oe of the outstanding piano tuners and re-builders of pianos in the Jacksonville area. Carolyn's expertise is not only with piano tuning but with the help of her associate, Vince Jaso, they were able to re-string an up-right Knabe piano from the 1880's at what I considered to be a very reasonable price. Carolyb is a "Master of Tuning" when she accurately tuned my 1839 Knabe Concert Square Grand piano that came from a Historic home in Richmond, Virginia. I am very impressed with their knowledge and ethics of workmanship when working on my pianos. She and Vince are truly an asset to the Jacksonville community! Let me end by saying it is very reassuring to have licensed and insured individuals like Carolyn and Vince working on my pianos for the past 4 years. I have confidence that I will continue to have only the best workmanship o my pianos possible by using Carolyn and Vince.
I have been using Carolyn's services for over 9 years and can say unreservedly that she is the best! Very professional, always on time, keeps excellent records of what she's done each time and calls me to remind me when it's time for the yearly tuning (so I don't have to remember). She's also very personable. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for quality and excellent service!
Friday Musicale loves working with Carolyn! She is very professional, always on time and knows her stuff! Friday Musicale is a sought after venue for Corporate & Social Events as well as Recitals & Concerts. Our Steinway Concert Grand Pianos are a very important part of our business and Carolyn takes great care of them for us!
Carolyn is terrific. always on time, and meticulous in her work. She's so awesome that I selected her to rebuild my 7 foot grand that I literally wore out from playing! She did a masterful job and treated my piano like the prized possession that it is to me. I have referred her to friends and received many thanks from them for the referral. She is top notch, and I would recommend her without reservation (and I'm not so easy to please!)...