Piano Tuning Seattle
We are proud of our amazing team members in both our Washington and Oregon locations. These people have been handpicked as the absolute experts in the piano-tuning field. Due to their knowledge and their customer service skills, we are very grateful that we have the best in the industry working at Artisan Piano Services!
LEAD TECHNICIAN – BELLEVUE
Joshua, native of Bellevue, WA, came to Artisan with a wide array of skills and technical abilities, having been trained by some of the same Pacific Northwest’s industry leading technicians as David (Founder/Owner). Joshua has shown himself to be a true asset to our team with his love of pianos and working with people. He has always loved the piano because it blends music and mechanics in such a unique way. Joshua and his wife Amanda are true Pacific Northwest outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy a wide array of outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, and biking. They have a marvelous little boy named Owen.
FIELD TECHNICIAN – BELLEVUE
James came to Artisan with over 15 years of experience in piano tuning, repair, regulation and sales. Before his move to Seattle, James acted as Head Technician for The Denver Piano Company for many years. In addition to studying with several well-respected technicians in Colorado and Washington, he has also received specialty training from Yamaha at their U.S. Corporate Headquarters in Buena Park, CA. James has also been a pianist for most of his life, and enjoys playing classical and jazz, along with composing music of his own. When he’s not in front of a piano, he enjoys traveling, podcasts, golf, biking, and discovering new and interesting restaurants in the Pacific Northwest.
At Artisan Piano Services, we seek out artisans who share our company’s vision and have the skills and ability to make that vision come to life. Being a team in every sense of the word means that we rely on each other for help and encouragement; this unites us and enables us to better serve each other as well as our customers. Our technicians are constantly honing their skills and teaching each other new techniques and practices. Our staff continually discusses and implements new ideas about how to better serve you, our valued customer. We are here to serve you not as individuals, but as a team of people who work together to give you the very best piano servicing experience possible.
We at Artisan Piano Services are so excited to announce our partnership with Seattle Piano Moving in the Washington area for your entire piano moving needs! We recommend Seattle Piano Moving due to their friendly and professional staff, who are also highly qualified and helpful! Artisan’s Founder David Hayes says of the partnership “I’ve known Aaron for years and am beyond excited to be partnering with him and Seattle Piano Moving. We both share an affinity for quality and providing our customers with the very best service. We love how friendly, professional, and honest the Seattle Piano Moving Company is and know that our customers will receive the very best care for their piano!”
What makes a piano mover qualified and why should you use one? According to Aaron Firpo, the owner and founder, first and foremost, piano movers know their pianos. It’s their job, and they work with these instruments day in and day out for their entire career. All of the oddball challenges of the job that come along like tricky stair moves, pianos that need to go over uneven terrain to reach a back door of a house, or an obscure assembly designs on a rare pianos are all things that a good piano mover is very well suited to handle.
Professional piano movers have all of the equipment and knowledge necessary to get your piano moved from point a to point b safely while protecting your flooring and drywall in the process. This offers the piano owner peace of mind that their piano is being moved by the best.
Many piano movers also offer climate-controlled storage. Customers often find themselves in need of a safe climate controlled storage solution for their piano while they are in transition from one home to the next. This sort of humidity and temperature-controlled environment is critical for a pianos soundboard, pin block, and even finish to stay in tiptop shape. Improper storage (non-climate and humidity controlled) can lead to cracked soundboards, pin blocks, and shattered lacquer finishes. Piano movers are knowledgeable in the best temperature and humidity level to keep their storage facilities in to best protect your piano for the short or long term.
“After we move a piano for a client, the next step is to have the piano tuned. A good piano tuner can bring a piano to life with color and tone that the instrument may not have shown before. We have found Artisan Piano Service to be part of the best piano technicians in the area. We are proud to partner with Artisan for our client’s continued piano service.” – Aaron Firp.
For more information on Seattle Piano Moving, please contact them at:
Seattle Piano Moving
3035 W Commodore Way,
Seattle, WA 98199
Truck: Tuesday – Saturday 8am-5pm
(Our moving team is off Sundays and Mondays)
Office: Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm