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Best Piano Tuners
in Washington DC
2020

12 Best Washington DC Piano Tuners

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Butler & Sons Piano Restoration LLC in Bowie has been serving the DC metro area for over four decades. Butler & Sons Piano Restoration LLC handles everything from small piano repairs to complete restorations. The company specializes in Steinway grand pianos but has the knowledge to work on a range of brands. Rick Butler of Butler & Sons Piano Restoration LLC is a registered piano technician with the Piano Technicians Guild. Rick has served as president, vice president, and secretary for the local chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild, and has given numerous local, regional, and national lectures on tuning, voicing, regulation, and other subjects related to piano repairs and the art of rebuilding pianos.

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Crofton Piano has more than 40 years of experience in the piano sales and service industry. The company sells new pianos and pianos on consignment, moves pianos, and has a spacious storage facility with all of the right environmental factors to keep pianos safe from damage caused by extreme temperatures or humidity. Crofton Piano offers services from piano tuning and appraisals to full restoration. Regarding piano restoration, Crofton Piano has extensive experience dealing with fire and water damage. The business also offers classes in Classical and Jazz piano.

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Downtown Piano Works in Frederick is a music school, piano servicer, and an authorized Yamaha piano dealer. The store carries models such as the Yamaha CX Series, Clavinova Digital Piano, AVANT Grand Hybrid Piano, and Yamaha Disklavier Piano. Downtown Piano Works offers tuning, voicing, and regulation services. The business’s piano technician received his Bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music and has serviced pianos for local school systems, universities, performing arts centers, and more for years before joining Downtown Piano Works. The store’s technician is an active member of the Piano Technicians Guild. Private lessons are available for ages five and up in concentrations such as jazz, classical, composing, and songwriting.

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Frank Cahill Piano Service in Fairfax offers a range of piano maintenance and repair services such as tuning, action regulation, voicing, cleaning, and reconditioning. Frank studied at the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology and is a registered piano technician of the Piano Technicians Guild. Frank can install a Piano Life Saver system to regulate humidity levels for the protection of the piano. He also offers pre-purchase inspection services to help buyers ensure their new piano is either in the condition it needs to be in, or that it is priced appropriately.

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Georgetown Piano Company of Elkridge was founded in 1935 by the current owner’s grandfather. The owner himself followed in his grandfather’s footsteps by becoming a Master Piano Technician. Brian Hughes, the owner, started helping his grandfather with repairs at the age of 10, and eventually accepted the challenge of taking on the family business once his grandfather’s health began to decline. Not only is Brian a Master of Piano Technology and Engineering, but he is also a Doctor of Piano Technology and Engineering. The company’s website has descriptions of services and lists prices for those services. The business offers piano tuning, cleaning, repair services, appraisals, restoration, and rebuilding services. Georgetown Piano Company’s website also has a page dedicated to before and after photos of restoration projects like a water- and wind-damaged 1913 Knabe baby grand piano or the rebuilding of a Steinway A III. Georgetown Piano Company services all brands and models of traditional acoustic pianos except for traditional player pianos.

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Harmonia Piano Tuning and Repair has been serving customers of Colesville and surrounding areas for nearly 30 years. The business’s piano technician has been servicing pianos since 1976 and has tuned thousands of pianos over the years. He also performs small repairs. Harmonia Piano Tuning can supply customers with climate and humidity control devices, piano covers, bench covers, casters, wheels, piano benches and stools, piano lamps, metronomes, and more. The company’s website has a page of answers to frequently asked questions regarding piano cleaning and maintenance.

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James Colwell is a Takoma Park-based piano tuner and restoration expert who has been serving the Washington DC metro with his son Alex Colwell for over 56 combined years. James was trained at Boston's North Bennet Street School, a premier technical institution known for its piano technology department, and used his woodworking background as well as his experience as a visual artist to become skilled in piano restoration and custom piano design. Alex Colwell is a graduate of McGill University and has worked alongside his father since childhood. The father-son team offers a full range of piano repair services and also works with clients on appraisals and high-end piano sales.

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Joy of Music is a music lesson business in Washington DC that provides top-quality piano lessons for students of all ages and skill levels. Owner Linda is an experienced musician and piano teacher with a genuine love for seeing her students succeed. Clients have praised her kindness, creative lesson plans, and attention to detail.

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Paul Milesi is a jazz pianist and a registered piano technician with the Piano Technicians Guild. As a young man, Paul majored in Jazz and Studio Music at the University of Miami. He started performing professionally at the age of 17 and later became interested in the mechanics of pianos and what needs to happen to keep them sounding new. He regularly tunes pianos for private residences, schools, hotels, restaurants, and jazz clubs. In addition to piano tuning, Paul offers piano repairs, regulation, voicing, and professional cleaning services. Paul also specializes in the installation of climate control systems. He offers annual service agreements for those who wish to keep their pianos looking and sounding beautiful. The master piano technician has tuned pianos for venues in preparation for artists like Jennifer Hudson, and regularly tunes pianos for jazz artists such as Andrew Adair, Bob Butta, Cyrus Chestnut, Eric Lewis, and many others.

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Peter Cohn is a piano technician in Windsor Mill with more than 20 years of experience piano in tuning, repairing, restoring, and regulation. Peter has serviced pianos for professional performers, churches, universities, and individual customers in and around the Baltimore and DC areas. In addition to basic tuning services, Peter offers touch regulation, voicing and tone building, non-equal temperament tuning, custom hammer replacement, and the installation of humidity control systems. He also refinishes piano exteriors from cabinet touch-ups to veneer and ivory repair. Peter offers service contracts for institutions with pianos that need regular servicing.

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Steven Cunningham Piano Services in Leesburg offers professional piano maintenance and repair services such as tuning and the installation of humidity control devices. The company’s piano technicians are factory trained and constantly working to stay up to date with the latest in piano technology. Steve Cunningham Piano Services works with all brands and models of pianos, though it specializes in acoustic pianos. In addition to tuning and repairs, the business offers complete piano restoration services. The company also specializes in installing piano humidity control systems.

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Tucker’s Piano Service in Washington DC has over three decades of experience servicing pianos of all types from new to old, grands to uprights. Tucker’s Piano Service specializes in piano tuning and other maintenance services such as voicing and action regulation. The company’s piano technician can diagnose problems and perform any necessary repairs. He often keeps a supply of commonly used parts with him when he goes on a service repair call, which allows him to complete certain repairs the same day. Tucker’s Piano Service also offer full restoration and refinishing services.

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