The act of ivory tickling can cheer up a crowd, win over a love interest, or make a peaceful pachyderm feel significantly more like stampeding. Get your phalanges flowing with today's Groupon: for $70, you get a standard piano tuning from Professional Piano Service (a $140 value). This Groupon is valid for homes within 25 miles of downtown Los Angeles.
A registered piano technician with the Piano Technicians Guild and a Yamaha-certified technician, string whisperer David Trasoff has more than thirty years of experience nursing and nurturing pianos and has treated all categories of clavichords, from cobweb-streaked spinets to $200,000 concert pianos. A sophisticated assemblage of wood, iron, cloth, and bubblegum, pianos require periodic maintenance as they become affected by the seasons and age. David will inspect the condition and operation of all piano parts and adjust pedals before embarking on a standard tuning service, measuring and rectifying the piano's pitch using the A-440 general tuning standard. Each step on a piano keyboard is divided into 100 cents (a terminology based on the price of Beethoven's first haircut) and today's Groupon applies to pianos that are out of tune by no more than 15 cents. David will charge an additional $40–$80 dollars for pianos that are more than 15 cents off. Though these services are not covered under today's Groupon, David also fixes sticky keys and performs other repairs and adjustments.