When selecting a piano tuner-technician to service your piano, it is highly recommended that you contact a Registered Piano Technician (RPT) from the Piano Technicians Guild. State and Federal Governments do not license the piano service industry, thus anyone can claim to be a qualified piano tuner. I have been a Registered Piano Technician (Craftsman member, RPT) since 1977.
One of the most important functions the Piano Technicians Guild does is to qualify technicians as Registered Piano Technicians to assure quality piano service by requiring that a technician pass a rigorous set of examinations. The RPT credential shows that the technician is ready to handle normal piano service and repair. The Piano Technicians Guild has put a lot of time and effort into its examinations to establish a good set of standardized tests which will help ensure quality piano service. (Source: Piano Technicians Guild)
I presently service the majority of pianos located in homes, schools, and churches in both St. Clair and Monroe Counties. This includes all makes and models, new and old. As a present member of CAUT (College and University Technicians), I service all pianos for McKendree University (20), as well as Southwestern Illinois College (14). The area I cover ranges depending upon the type of service needed. My services offered range from simple tuning and repairing (Illinois only) to rebuilding and restorations (Illinois and Missouri). For more information, or an appointment to service your piano, please call 618-233-1406 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.