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"Taking something old or just out-of-tune and making it sound great again .... I love my work!" stated GR Horst who discovered his knack for tuning when he was 12 years old. After completing of a course of study and hands-on training, his zeal for pianos became a business that he has enjoyed since 1982.

Always Learning

Although basic piano design has not changed drastically, materials, tools, technique, methods, glues and lubricants continue to progress. GR attends technology sharing and training, such as is provided by the Piano Technicians Guild to keep current with his knowledge and skills. "This takes a focused effort." according to GR who states "Keeping pace with this trade benefits customers who expect professional skilled service from their technician."

Piano Tuning & Maintenance

Piano Tuning and Servicing covers a variety of tasks:

  • Fine-tuning

  • Pitch-raise (string tension)

  • Key leveling

  • Fixing "sticky keys"

  • Pedal Adjustment

  • Regulation (key touch and feel)

  • Tone regulation / Voicing

  • Replacing hammers

  • Replacing dampers

  • Replacing strings

  • Cabinet reconditioning

  • Reconditioning

  • Total rebuilding

In addition to piano tuning and technology, GR has played guitar since the 8th grade and performed solo and with a variety of groups over the years.

Currently GR is a member of a trio, Three Tall Guys, which consists of 2 guitars, an upright bass, and three-part harmonies. The trio performs a variety of styles including several original compositions written by GR.

Top Honors

GR Horst earns "Top Pro" award from Thumbtack.com for 2019.

GR has earned this award for the third year in a row (2017, 2018, 2019) by providing service that is highly ranked by customers who have booked their tuning service through Thumbtack.

Only 4% of Thumbtack professionals achieve this award that is earned by providing a high level of customer service.
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