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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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Piano Tuners

Are tuners certified, licensed, or accredited?

No. Not by any state or federal agency. Piano tuning is a completely unregulated and unlicensed profession. Anyone who wants to try their hand at tuning can advertise their service and represent themselves as a professional. Most of the untrained "tuners" set their prices low, and that is one way to tell if someone has little or no experience or skill. But some unqualified tuners actually set their prices quite high, hoping that consumers will assume that means they are "the best."

What is a registered technician?

There is an excellent, professional, non-profit organization known as the Piano Technician's Guild (PTG), established to set standards and guidelines for the profession. The Guild is organized into local chapters, and holds annual State and National conventions, where a variety of courses are offered so that its members can access high quality ongoing education. The PTG also publishes a monthly technical journal.

There are two classifications of membership: Registered Piano Technician (RPT) and Associate member. An RPT has voluntarily submitted to and passed a comprehensive examination, while an associate has either not yet passed, or elected not to take the exam. Our owner, Shawn Skylark has been an RPT since 1974.

I cannot tell if a piano sounds in tune or not; why do I need an experienced tuner?

Very good question. Maybe you don't. If you have a "humble" piano that has not been tuned in twenty years, and only need to tune it because "Grandma" is coming to visit, or a key is sticking, you probably don't require the skills of a concert tuner.

Still, you need to be certain your technician is reputable and will do an adequate job at least improving the instrument's sound and performance. Even if you can't tell the difference, others can. More importantly, it's like wine tasting. Most people cannot tell the difference between a great and mediocre wine without experience, but the more our senses are exposed to the "finer things" the more we learn to distinguish and appreciate them. This is especially important if children are learning on the instrument. The better the piano sounds the more discerning their ears will become, because this instrument will be their standard.

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