Piano tuning can be as cheap as $100+GST, with the average being less than $200.00
A piano tune cost depends very much on ,
Ideally a piano should be tuned twice a year usually at "CHANGE OF SEASONS" , Older pianos with worn parts, sometimes more often. However under normal use a modern piano should require tuning only once a year. (For some manufacturers the Warantee is voided if this is not performed so you should check.) If your piano has more use, a more frequent tuning cycle is recommended.
A piano should always be kept as close as possible to being in tune at all times. The more a piano is allowed to go out of tune the harder it is to restore to a condition of tuning stability. A piano that has been allowed to drop about a semi-tone will require approximately 2 to 3 tunes to become stable. The more out of tune a piano becomes, even more times of tuning are required. Older pianos sometimes take years of regular tuning before they eventually become stable.
A piano less than 50 years old, in good condition, and regularly maintained should be able to be tuned in 1 to 2 Hours.
Older pianos and those not properly maintained may take longer.
Yes. The life of a piano relies directly upon the care and maintainance it receives. A piano that is cared for by positioning in a suitable place in the home,and that receives regular tuning and adjustment will last at least 100 years. There are many examples of pianos of this vintage around Darwin,( which is reputed to have climatic conditions that are detrimental to the life of pianos), which are still in very good physical condition and hold their tune.