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Tuning & Maintenance
1.5 - 2 hrs
A tuning appointment with a half-hour extra time for some improvements to stay ahead of potential alignment issues that would otherwise cause parts to wear faster.
Joseph Raville, RPT
Joseph graduated with a degree in Music Education from the State University of New York at Fredonia. He was trained in piano service by concert technician Gerard Gravina, RPT, on Long Island, NY, and became the Senior Technician at Piano Masters LLC for seven years. His responsibilities included maintaining pianos at six public school districts, a rental fleet of thirty pianos for NYSSMA Festivals, Mr. Paul Schenly’s summer music program Pianofest in the Hamptons, and more. Joseph’s experience tuning for the Perlman Music Program on Shelter Island, NY, gave him an extreme understanding and appreciation of Steinway Grand pianos. He was awarded a scholarship to attend the Piano Technicians Guild Convention & Technical Institute and became a Registered Piano Technician in 2015. Moving to the midwest, Joseph became the technician for Tiffin University and provided service for many private clients as well as Solich Piano & Music in Cleveland and Columbus, OH. Joseph was selected for training at Yamaha USA in California and completed the Performance Piano Service Seminar in 2018. After relocating with his family to Plano, TX, in 2019 Joseph took the opportunity to learn from Japanese Master Piano Artisian Yoshi Kusakabe from Kawai Piano Corporation. Joseph continues to work as an independent technician with various piano service companies, retailers, and manufacturers as well as his own company, Up to Pitch Piano Services. Joseph uses his expertise to provide piano tuning and repair service for the average home piano, church and music ministry piano, or pianos on the concert stage. Because of his unique beginning, Joseph was blessed with the opportunity to work on more pianos in his early years than most technicians. Now with over a decade of knowledge and skill, he delivers great value as seen by his many positive testimonials. Up to Pitch currently offers piano tuning, cleaning, voicing, and regulation services as well as player piano installation.