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Pianist | Piano Tuner / Technician | Teacher – Pittsburgh, PA

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Luis Hernandez
Piano Services

Piano Tuning & Repairs in Pittsburgh, PA

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Find out why Luis Hernandez is the Top-Rated Piano Tuner & Piano Teacher in Pittsburgh, PA

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Gregory Beach
Gregory Beach
March 22, 2024.
This is the 2nd piano Luis has taken care of for me. He brings a well balanced perspective, because in addition to tuning and doing repairs, Luis is a concert trained pianist and a piano instructor. Give him a try to bring your piano into tune and regulation, you will be glad you did!
rebecca kuhn
rebecca kuhn
March 20, 2024.
Luis is prompt, knowledgable, friendly, and clearly has a love for pianos. I would highly recommend him for anything piano related.
Kelsey Ponick
Kelsey Ponick
March 18, 2024.
Luis is certainly a master of his craft! He expertly ran a diagnostic on my piano, tuned it, and helped me understand my humidity control system all while having a friendly conversation with me. My piano was then graced by his professional skills as he tested the sound, and he even helped me work through the timing of a song I am currently working on. Luis was even kind enough to deliver parts that were needed for my system after the appointment. Overall it was a wonderful experience, and I appreciated both his professional expertise as well as his friendly and positive demeanor.
Zachary Provident
Zachary Provident
March 14, 2024.
Fantastic. Absolutely amazing 🤩
D Merklin
D Merklin
March 13, 2024.
Extremely happy with the services provided by Luis. His work on our piano was thorough and professional. He fully explained the process and took the time to offer suggestions for how best to maintain the instrument. Highly recommend!
Dominic DeLaurentis
Dominic DeLaurentis
March 12, 2024.
Luis did such a fantastic job! My piano was nearly a half step flat on the top end and it sounds perfect again.
Bill Battles
Bill Battles
March 12, 2024.
Luis was very kind and considerate of my place, even to the point of taking off his shoes. He is very professional at his job and did an excellent job of bringing a sick piano back to life. Thank you Luis
Ed Hucko
Ed Hucko
March 6, 2024.
Luis did a wonderful job!! He was very thorough and professional! He definitely knows his craft. He is also VERY Talented !! When he played the piano it sounded better than I ever imagined it could! I definitely recommend him! It was a pleasure to meet him!
scott levit
scott levit
March 4, 2024.
Great experience! Luis helped me source a free piano and promptly got the piano tuned and sounding beautiful. Highly recommend!
Caleb S. Fuller
Caleb S. Fuller
March 4, 2024.
Luis combines extensive piano tuning knowledge with a fun-loving personality, an unparalleled degree of professionalism, and an attitude which always seeks to go above and beyond. If you schedule a tuning, don't be surprised if he also enhances your piano's performance in other ways, such as by eliminating pesky squeaks from the pedals. Hiring Luis is a decision you won't regret!

Education

Bachelor of Musical Arts from Boston Conservatory at Berklee (full scholarship)

Masters in Piano Performance from Carnegie Mellon University (full scholarship)

Masters in Collaborative Piano Performance from Carnegie Mellon University (full scholarship)

Artist Diploma from Duquesne University at the Mary Pappert School of Music (full scholarship)

Experience

Concert Pianist: Specialized in piano tuning, piano repairs, and restoring piano actions

Piano Technician at Solich PianosExclusive Yamaha dealership in Pittsburgh, PA

Associate of the PTGPiano Technician’s Guild

Certified Technician for Dampp-Chaser Systems

Over 500+ satisfied piano tuning clients in Pittsburgh, PA

Member of the MTNAMusic Teachers National Association

Passionate piano teacher in Churchill, PA, enriching the lives of over 30+ students


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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.

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Services and Rates >

Piano Tuning, Maintenance and Repairs – Pittsburgh, PA

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Routine piano tuning: $180. Pitch correction: $60-$120. Piano repairs: $100/hr. Piano maintenance, cleaning, broken string replacement: $100-$115.

Piano Lessons | In person and online – Pittsburgh, PA

Luis Hernandez giving piano lessons to a piano student in Pittsburgh, PA

Private piano lessons in Pittsburgh, PA, for all ages and levels. In-person or online lesson options. $80/hr.

Piano Accompanying

piano and violin playing duo

Pianist and accompanist. Recitals and recordings. Weddings and events.

Appraisals

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Get help understanding market value when buying or selling a piano. Piano inspection and report. $80.

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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 > orshoot 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 thepin block,tuning pins, andchanges 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. Visitthis 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 apitch correction(orpitch 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 visitingthis 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 thePiano 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 holdingtwo Masters degreesfromCarnegie Mellon Universityand anArtist DiplomafromDuquesne University, I bring a high level of expertise to every tuning session.

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