I have a console piano which I bought in 1971. Early on, it had a beautiful tone and provided lots of pleasure. In recent years, its sound had become more and more “brassy” even immediately after being tuned. Recently, I contacted Chuck and scheduled him to come check it out. He did, and the first thing he noted was its brassy tone. After thoroughly looking it over, he told me my piano needed several things done to restore its tone. He began working on it, and as he did, he informed me of each issue he found that required attention and proceeded to make the necessary corrections. He worked on the piano for 3 hours, carefully raising its pitch, voicing the instrument, and tuning it. When he finished, I was amazed. When I exclaimed about how it sounded, he just grinned and said that it did need some work! I now have my beautiful sounding piano back and have thoroughly enjoyed playing it again.
Chuck has been tuning my piano since I brought it into my home. He has always been reliable, professional, thoughtful and pleasant. Of importance to me is the care he takes as he goes through the process of tuning. The piano sounds lovely thanks to his attentiveness. Also, he has become a dear friend.
Chuck knows his business and does an excellent job of bringing our piano to a perfect pitch. I truly enjoy sitting at the piano after he has tuned it—what a difference he makes. I do not remember when Chuck first tuned our piano, but it has been many years. He is trustworthy; I have had to leave for awhile when he is here, and I do not have to worry about my absence from the house. Chuck is a perfectionist and wants my piano in tip-top shape when finished. He gets a #10 in my book! Thanks, Chuck Littau!
Chuck has tuned my piano, and most recently he came out and cleaned and polished the entire inside and out of my Yamaha grand. It is 26 years old, and he made it look like the day I bought it 26 years ago! Chuck is a great tuner and knows how to make an older instrument like new. I would heartily recommend his services and work.
Chuck has done a great job keeping our aging pianos in the best possible shape. His sensitivity to tone and touch make it a pleasure to sit at the piano following his work. He always keeps you well informed on the status of your instrument and includes prevention as part of his service. It’s nice when your technician leaves the piano sounding better each time he services it!
When I purchased my first grand piano over 14 years ago, Chuck was the piano tech assigned to me for my first tuning, and he’s been my tech ever since. He tunes and voices my new Baldwin grand to exactly how I want it to sound. He’s quite the professional and stands by his work.
Chuck did an excellent job tuning our piano. We were very pleased.
Chuck is pleasant to work with and very professional. Not only did he tune our piano to the point that it sounded precise and delightful, but he also noted some maintenance issues that concerned him. For no extra charge, he provided consultation and advice on what we should do to maintain and repair our piano. I gladly recommend him and look forward to working with him in the future.
Chuck Littau has “nursed” my Steinway “B” since I acquired it two decades ago. Due to his expertise and sensitivity, it sounds as good or better than it did when it was new. I have never hesitated to recommend him to friends – both professional and non-professional – and I have yet to hear a report of anything but satisfaction with his excellent work. He has the respect of his fellow technicians, and he certainly has mine!
Chuck has come to our house regularly for over 20 years to tune our Yamaha grand. He has always done an excellent job, and our piano sounds as good today as it did the day we got it. We much appreciate Chuck’s dedication and professionalism.
Chuck has tuned my Kawai for over ten years. I have been very pleased with Chuck’s service and the performance of my piano. I have six friends who now call on Chuck for piano tuning.
I wanted to tell you that your Web site is well designed. It is easy to find all of the pertinent information such as hours available and testimonials. Plus, scheduling an appointment is effortless. Thanks for making it so easy!
Chuck has been servicing my piano since 1998. He not only tunes the piano but points out possible trouble issues with recommendations on how to either fix or avoid those problems. I appreciate his excellent service.
Chuck is the consummate professional. He revived my 40-year-old Yahama piano. Chuck removed each key and fixed them so they each had the right “bounce-back” and tension. Further, he adjusted the strings and finally tuned the piano. The sound and the feel of the piano is better than when it was new! Thank you, Chuck, for not only your expertise but also your demeanor and caring personality.
We were a first time customer, and were delighted with the piano tuning! It had been years since it was last tuned, so it was not the easiest tuning, I’m sure! We will be calling on Chuck again for our future piano tuning!king it so easy!
Chuck has been caring for my piano for over a decade. He has tuned it regularly and has always done an excellent job. Chuck is also very good at fixing mechanical problems that occur – irregular voicing on a few hammers, occasional double-striking, a new annoying string noise or overtone, etc. I don’t think I have stumped him yet. I have asked him to voice a few specific hammers – and on occasion the whole keyboard. When Chuck is finished working on my piano, it is always a pleasure to play.
Chuck has tuned my old Baldwin Acrosonic for the past several years. He is professional, friendly, very knowledgeable and maintains the excellent sound on my old piano. I especially like the pre-appointments and automated reminders. Nice touch!
Hi, Chuck, OMG - my piano feels and sounds phenomenal! Better than it has in a very long time. Thank you so much for your great work today.
Hey Chuck, thank you for your work, it is appreciated. The piano sounds great! - A noticeable improvement. I was able to play briefly a couple of times this week, but tonight I had a good two-hour session, and I love what you did. The upper voicing, in particular, is terrific. Possibly the best it's ever sounded. Thank you. Great job.
My Wurlitzer “vertical grand” just didn’t have the clean, pure tone I’d known from other Wurlitzer pianos. Chuck Littau spent about three hours with it and restored the beautiful sound. Chuck is a seasoned, experienced, professional. THANKS!!!
How wonderful to see this beautiful website! Very informative and functional as well. What a talented person you are – fine piano tuner as well as an excellent webmaster! Well done, Chuck!
Chuck has been tuning and voicing my grand piano for 20 years. I consider him a friend and a competent technician. I’ve taught piano for many years and appreciate an instrument in tune, well voiced, and in good repair.
My piano has never sounded so good as it does today! After Chuck worked his magic, I can hardly keep my hands off of it. It is amazing. Thanks so much!
We have always appreciated Chuck Littau’s professional and responsible work on the pianos at Blue Ridge Blvd. United Methodist Church. His thoroughness and excellent knowledge keep our instruments, including a Baldwin grand piano, in tip-top shape! I would recommend him highly for piano tuning and maintenance, as well as for recommendations and opinions regarding repairs and purchases.
My wife and I purchased a 125-year-old Steinway, which, though beautiful, was not playable. It had not been tuned in years and sounded awful. Chuck, however, was undeterred and went straight to work, patiently adjusting the tuning pins. He then changed several broken strings (not an easy task) and tuned the piano so that it sounds great. I want to express my sincere appreciation for his work. It is evident that he knows what he is doing and that he genuinely loves his job. Thanks again.
I have the best job! ~ As a piano tuner in the Greater Kansas City area, I have been tuning pianos for concerts, recitals and personal in-home piano service since 1984. I tune pianos for a customer base composed of some of the most considerate, kind, and loyal people. Read More . . .