Top-Rated Piano Tuner & Teacher in Pittsburgh, PA
Education and Experience
Bachelor of Musical Arts from Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Masters in Piano Performance from Carnegie Mellon University
Masters in Collaborative Piano Performance from Carnegie Mellon University
Artist Diploma from Duquesne University at the Mary Pappert School of Music
Concert Pianist: Specialized in tuning, repairing, and restoring piano actions
Over 500+ satisfied piano tuning clients in Pittsburgh, PA
Associate Member of PTG – Piano Technician’s Guild
Member of MTNA – Music Teachers National Association
Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Luis is a highly trained concert pianist, piano teacher and piano technician.
Providing comprehensive piano services, he assists clients in caring for their pianos, tuning, buying, selling, and teaching piano lessons.
His ability to make piano lessons engaging and enjoyable while still teaching important skills and techniques has earned him the love and admiration of his piano students. In addition to offering in-person lessons in his home in Churchill, PA, he also offers online piano lessons for those who prefer the convenience of learning from home.
As a piano tuner and technician, he is available for a range of services including piano tunings, repairs, regulations, voicing, and appraisals, serving the Greater Pittsburgh area in Allegheny County and beyond.
As a concert pianist, his versatility shines as he lends his talents accompanying for diverse performances. Be it weddings, cocktail hours, music parties, music events, or student recitals, his musical prowess adds a special note to every occasion.
Routine piano tuning: $180. Pitch correction: $60-$120. Piano repairs: $100/hr. Piano maintenance, cleaning, broken string replacement: $100-$115.
Private piano lessons in Pittsburgh, PA, for all ages and levels. In-person or online lesson options. $80/hr.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I have an emergency last-minute tuning or repair; what can I do?
A: If you find yourself in need of urgent piano tuning or repair in Pittsburgh, PA, and have already checked our Online Scheduling Service > without success, don’t worry. While I typically schedule appointments 1-2 weeks in advance, I understand emergencies happen. Give me a call >, send me an email > or shoot me a text >, and I’ll do my best to accommodate your request promptly. Your musical needs are our priority, even in unexpected situations.
Q: How frequently should I have my piano tuned?
A: The frequency of piano tuning depends on various factors such as the condition of the pin block, tuning pins, and changes in humidity. As a piano teacher with over 40 students, I personally tune my piano at least four times a year due to heavy use. However, I recommend clients to contact me as soon as their piano starts sounding off, ideally once or twice a year. This ensures that your well-loved instrument receives the care it needs to maintain its optimal performance.
Q: Which areas in Pittsburgh, PA are covered by your piano tuning services?
A: We offer piano tuning services in all regions of the city of Pittsburgh. Visit this link > to see the specific areas we cover. If your area isn’t listed, give us a call >, and we can discuss options, including a small travel fee or a referral to one of our esteemed colleagues.
Q: My piano hasn’t been tuned in a long time; is it worth tuning?
A: Don’t worry! I take pleasure in reviving neglected pianos. If your piano hasn’t been tuned for an extended period, it will likely need a pitch correction (or pitch raise), which is essentially a second tuning. I recommend scheduling a tuning appointment as soon as possible. During the tuning session, I’ll assess the condition of your piano and determine the best course of action. In the rare event that your piano is not worth tuning, I’ll provide you with honest feedback and discuss potential options. Whether it’s recommending restoration, suggesting an upgrade, or assisting you in finding a suitable replacement, I’m here to guide you through the process and ensure your musical needs are met.
Q: What are your piano tuning rates?
A: My tuning rates range between $180-$299. You can find out more about my rates by visiting this website >.
Q: Do you repair electric pianos?
A: No, I do not repair electric pianos. At the moment, I specialize in tuning acoustic pianos. If you have an acoustic piano that needs tuning or maintenance, I’m here to help!
Q: Can I schedule a piano tuning appointment online?
A: Yes, you can absolutely schedule a piano tuning visit online. Visit this link to schedule your piano tuning appointment >. No payment required!
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: We accept various forms of payment, including cash, checks, credit cards (with a 3% fee), Venmo/Paypal, Zelle, Cashapp, ApplePay, and, just for laughs, Rupees. We strive to accommodate the most convenient payment method for you!
Q: Do you need me to be quiet while you tune?
A: No, absolute silence is not necessary for when I come tune your piano. Feel free to go about your normal activities during the tuning session. I don’t require total silence. Whether the dogs are barking, the TV is on, or the kids are playing, it won’t affect the tuning process. I even enjoy meeting your furry friends, so don’t hesitate to introduce them!
Q: Do you also repair sticky keys, broken strings, squeaky pedals, etc.?
A: Yes, we provide comprehensive piano action repairs. Our services include replacing broken hammers, addressing broken strings, and resolving issues like sticky keys and squeaky pedals. Additionally, we perform regulation of the piano action, enhancing playability and responsiveness. We also offer voicing services to create a more even and melodic tone.
Q: What should I look for in a piano tuner?
A: When choosing a piano tuner, experience is paramount. Look for a tuner who continually hones their craft. As a proud member of the Piano Technician’s Guild, I have the opportunity to refine my skills through classes and lessons with some of the best piano tuners and technicians globally. Continuous learning is essential. Additionally, a reputable tuner should offer insurance. I provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee, ensuring you’re always happy with the service or your money back. With a background as a trained concert pianist holding two Masters degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and an Artist Diploma from Duquesne University, I bring a high level of expertise to every tuning session.
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