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Official Piano Technician for the
University of Puget Sound

We tune and service pianos in Tacoma, WA and throughout the Puget Sound area.

  • Piano and harpsichord tuning
  • Regulating and voicing
  • Repairs and parts replacements
  • Humidity control systems installation
  • Piano refinishing and finish repairs
  • Complete rebuilding and restoration
  • Skilled expertise with all major brands and manufacturers
Tuning Services

TUNING SERVICES

for consistency of
PITCH

Your piano is an extraordinary instrument which can bring you and your family a lifetime of enjoyment. The basic standard of care recommended by most piano manufacturers and technicians is to tune your piano every 6 months to a year. Pianos that are played often or used for performances may require more frequent tuning, perhaps at each seasonal change, after a move, or before an important event.

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ACTION REGULATING

for consistency of
TOUCH

Thousands of fine engineered and crafted moving parts make up the piano action. They are responsible for the way a piano’s keys trigger the hammers to strike the strings and respond to the hand of the pianist. Over time and due to various conditions, responsiveness can waver, with one or more keys on the piano growing out of sync with the others. Regulation is the mechanical adjustment.

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PIANO VOICING

for consistency of
TONE

The musical tone quality, or “voice” of each piano note is ideally designed to provide an even and wide range of tone, from soft and sweet to loud and bright. Over time, some of the keys may develop a differing quality of tone – whether “darker,” “brighter” or otherwise. Many factors can affect the soun you hear. Voicing is the adjustment of a piano’s tone or quality of sound.

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PIANO FINISH CARE

for consistency of
BEAUTY

The piano is unique among musical instruments because it also serves as fine furniture for the home. Pianos are finished with a variety of materials, each requiring a different cleaning method. Learning proper maintenance techniques will enhance its beauty and preserve the value of your piano. However, some exposed parts inside your piano are fragile, so it’s best to let us clean these areas.

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RECONDITIONING

Reconditioning is the process of putting a piano back in good condition by cleaning, repairing, and adjusting for best performance with parts replacement only where necessary. Reconditioning is designed to improve a piano’s performance, keeping in mind both costs and benefits.

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REBUILDING

Rebuilding involves complete disassembly, inspection, and repair as necessary, including replacement of worn, damaged, or deteriorated parts. This could include the soundboard, bridges, pinblock, and strings — as well as the action, trapwork, keyboard, and plate and case refinishing. Rebuilding restores the piano to original condition or better.

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REDESIGNING

Your piano’s cabinet, like all woodwork, is subject to damage or wear with age and humidity changes. Sunlight will also age the finish prematurely and cause color fading. We have a complete refinishing shop and have beautifully finished thousands of instruments, from fine antiques and heirlooms to modern grands and uprights. We can customize a finish to fit any taste or style.

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REFINISHING

Many believe that the “Golden Age” of piano making was back in the early 20th Century. Even so, modern materials and equipment now allow us to rethink some of those old designs and make changes that can vastly enhance their performance. Also, many newer pianos can be improved with current techniques or with the use of boutique crafted parts that were not available, until now.

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