One thing you have to keep in mind is that having a bad website is worse than having none at all.
Having designed a lot of "bad" websites, I have to disagree to some extent. If the site looks like someone's vomited breakfast, well yes, that will definitely put people off. But a basic site with basic information, minimal font changes, and simple colours will always be better than no website. Don't be put off from getting "something" on the net because you are afraid it won't look impressive.
Some other suggestions I just thought of:
(These are just my suggestions for what they are worth. Others may disagree.)
Do NOT, under any circumstances, mix other information in with your piano tuning site. For example, if you have a band, or play professionally, or have a recording studio, etc, make a separate website for that. (Of course, if you go to my site, you see my ad for our PEI farmhouse that we rent out in the summer. My bad.) It just dilutes the reason why you want people to go to your piano tuning site; to hire a piano tuner.
I prefer to keep my site basic, with no flash or java. I feel these song and dance approaches take away from the basic service you provide and are trying to convey to the customer.
One thing I really, really liked in thattuningguy's site was the recordings of his tunings. Really nice. It made me
want to hire him to tune my
piano. (Does thattuningguy travel to Montreal?)
Having said all this about espousing the simplicity of a website, I have just two more things to say.
Once, a lady told me "Your website is the reason I hired you. It was very simple and basic and told me exactly what I wanted to know".
Also, take a look at craigslist.com. That site is often referenced in books on website design, to demonstrate the value of a basic design.
Well, I definitely need to get back to work. Let us all know what you decide finally, and don't forget to post a link when you're done.