What You'll Get
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 $68, you get a standard piano tuning from San Francisco Piano Shop (a $135 value). This Groupon is valid within a 20-mile radius of San Francisco.
Registered piano technician Paul Marshall considers piano maintenance his calling and puts his advanced degree in piano technology to work during every tune-up. During a standard piano tuning, Marshall coaxes dulcet tones out of wobbly wires using time-tested tuning techniques that include politely asking them to work and bribing the damper pedal with jujubes. Most pianos need to be tuned once or twice a year, although experts suggest more frequent tunings for pianos stored in humid locations, such as the Mariana Trench.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 12, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. By appointment only. Valid for piano tuning only. Valid only within 20mi of San Francisco. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About San Francisco Piano Shop
As a graduate of the North Bennet Street School and a registered piano technician with the Piano Technicians Guild, Paul Marshall has repaired, regulated, and retuned pianos of all makes and sizes. During a stint with Kawai America and as an independent technician, he honed his knowledge of musical acoustics and aural-tuning procedures, mastering the use of intricate hand tools and woodworking machinery along the way. Now, his house-call services include regular tunings, part adjustments, and reconditioning for worn-out instruments.