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The Largest Piano Tuning and Service Organization in the Western United States Exceeding Your Expectations Since 1976

  • An association of piano technicians, working under the guidance of Shawn Skylark, a highly acclaimed concert tuner with over 36 years of experience
  • The only piano service to offer a money-back, 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Whatever type of piano you have, whatever level of service you require, we have the right technician for you!
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Shawn Skylark’s Resume

1972 - 1974: Apprenticeship with nationally known technician Jim Geiger in Springfield, Ohio.

1974: Passed the Piano Technicians Guild Exam at the highest, or "Craftsman" level. This level is now called "Registered Piano Technician," or RPT

1974 - 1976: Advanced apprenticeship in San Francisco with Sheldon Smith, a “legend" in the piano tuning world who was regarded as one of the great Steinway rebuilders in the country, as well as being the principle technician to the SF Symphony. Rebuilt the pianos (mostly Steinways) and actions in his shop for two years.

1976 - 1984: Worked as an independent technician, and began my association with the owners of Cline Piano Company in San Francisco, and worked at Sherman/Clay in San Francisco. On-going education through regular attendance at PTG conventions and seminars.

1982 - 1984: President of the San Francisco Piano Technicians Guild chapter. Often invited to give technical presentations to other local chapters on various subjects. Was the youngest instructor ever invited to teach at the state level. Helped in the early stages of development with the PTG examination procedures.

1984 - 1986: Worked as the UC Berkeley piano technician, maintaining all the pianos in the music department, classrooms, and practice rooms.

1984 - 2008: Restructured my business to also operate as an independent service department, servicing all the instruments sold by Colton Piano and Organ Company throughout the Bay Area, and Larrick Piano and Organ and Capital Baldwin in Sacramento.

Also worked with other dealerships, including R. Kassman, and Napa Valley
Keyboards. Established a network of technicians, providing quality and reliable service.

1995 - 2007: Assisted when needed with servicing and providing warranty service on new Steinways sold in Sacramento area.

1997: By invitation, spent six weeks working at the Bosendorfer Piano factory in Vienna, refining my skills, especially voicing, under the daily guidance of the master concert technicians. Since then I have been the head Bosendorfer technician in the Bay Area.

1997 - 2008: We continue to adapt to changing times and changing needs. I operate the largest piano tuning and service company in the Western United States, based on clients served.

2007: I released my debut CD of original piano music titled: Still Life - 10 Pieces For Solo Piano. You can go to shawnskylark.com to hear samples of each piece.

I have tuned for the San Francisco Symphony, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and have serviced pianos for "Lucas Films" at Skywalker Ranch for ten years.

We Specialize in:
  • Bosendorfer
  • Steinway
  • Petrof
  • Schimmel
  • Yamaha