Philip Charlton RPT offers the best value for piano tuning, voicing, and regulating in Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Irvine, Newport Beach, and surrounding Orange County cities. Whether or not your piano is played often, most pianos should be tuned at least once a year. Regular tuning is critical to piano maintenance and keeps the piano's pitch from going flat. When you hire a Registered Piano Technician with decades of experience, like Philip, you can trust that your piano will always be tuned properly. Over the last 40 years, Philip has tuned more than 30,000 pianos including vertical pianos, spinets, studio pianos, upright pianos, mechanical electric pianos, and grand pianos of all sizes.
Piano tuning is the process of adjusting the tension of the piano's strings to ensure that the pitch and frequency of the sound are accurate. By adjusting a piano's pitch the instrument is able to produce heartrending notes that come together in perfect harmony. Philip has the expertise to tune pianos of all brands including Steinway, Yamaha, Kawai, Bösendorfer, Samick, Wurlitzer, Kimball, and more. When he is called on site to tune a piano, he arrives with everything he needs to adjust the more than two hundred strings in any piano. He also keeps a variety of parts with him, so that he can complete most small spot repairs on the same visit.
A complete piano maintenance program includes tuning, voicing, and regulating. While tuning focuses on the piano's pitch, voicing helps regulate the piano's tone and can be customized to your musical preferences. Regulation is the process of adjusting the mechanical components to ensure consistent touch and responsiveness of the piano's action. As an experienced RPT, Philip can expertly voice and regulate your piano for a very affordable price.
Philip is a highly trained Registered Piano Technician with decades of experience tuning pianos all across Orange County. He has tuned pianos for some of Orange County's most prestigious musicians such as Carl St. Clair, the conductor of the Pacific Symphony. He has also maintained the Steinway Piano at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach for the last 13 years, which has been played by some of the industry's top performers. He is available 7 days a week and can usually accommodate same-day requests.