Guided by the Ear

I tune aurally. Electronic tuning devices have their place in the world, but I feel it is important to remember that high quality piano work is guided by the ear, not the eye.

This aural piano tuning process involves precise listening as each note is given its proper musical place in the scale. This "listening with ears open" approach allows for a great tuning and enables me to further refine the tone of your piano.

Good, solid, stable piano tuning is the bedrock of your piano's performance. Poor tuning will highlight and even create deficiencies in your instrument resulting in poor performance. A great piano tuning, customized to your instrument, brings out its full potential.

Much of what I can do for your piano, from voicing to action regulation to tone building, begins with a good tuning. My extensive concert-level experience with the Steinway piano at prestigious venues like the Aspen Music Festival and The Boston Symphony Orchestra ensures that your piano will receive expert care.

During my initial visit, I will perform an aural tuning, evaluate your instrument, and then discuss with you in detail the options available to make your piano responsive and beautiful. These recommendations might range from minor refinements in voicing and action regulation, to one day in- home service for correction of larger action and voicing problems, to more in-depth projects that address larger performance problems.

With this full service approach, I can develop a plan of action for you that suits both your musical needs and your budget.Once I bring your piano to this high level of service, keeping it there is not difficult. During subsequent piano tuning visits I maintain the voicing and responsive touch with straightforward procedures to ensure your piano always sounds great.

Contact me to schedule an appointment.

Service Area

My service area includes Columbus, Delaware, and the Greater Central Ohio area, including Columbus, Delaware, Powell, Upper Arlington, Dublin, Granville, Marion, Westerville, Sunbury, Kenton, Mount Vernon, Johnstown and other cities.

Out of area: distant points in the Central Ohio area may incur an additional fee for mileage.



"Bryan - Thanks for a first-rate tuning!!! The pianos sound wonderful. I've just been playing the grand and had trouble stopping - it sounds so nice."

- Janice Cook, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and Columbus Piano Guild chair

"I'm absolutely delighted with the improvement in the piano, thank you! The sound is infinitely more beautiful, in tonal balance for the first time since I've known it. The touch is very responsive, and the piano finally sings."

- Dr. Nicholas Ross, Director of Keyboard Studies, Otterbein University

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