Concert Piano Services

Piano tuning, voicing and regulation
Image Above: "Voicing hammers on the Tutunov Duo Action Steinway at the Oregon Center for the Arts"

Thomas A Lowell B.A. B.S. RPT Piano Technicians Guild

Call for an appointment: (541) 488-0720

1250 Siskiyou Blvd - Ashland, Oregon 97520

Tom has provided concert level piano services throughout the Southern Oregon area for over 34 years, having received specialized factory training from Steinway, Kawai, Yamaha, Baldwin, Schimmel, Grotrian, Bosendorfer and many others. Since 1988, Tom has been providing and maintaining Steinway and Kawai pianos to the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University.

Other current clients include:

  • Rogue Valley Symphony
  • J.C. Concerts
  • Josephine County Community Concerts
  • Yreka Theatre
  • Grants Pass Performing Arts Center
  • The Siskiyou Music Project
  • Tutunov Piano Series
  • Chamber Music Concert Series
  • Southern Oregon Repertory Singers

Tom trained at Steinway Hall with Franz Mohr (the late Vladimir Horowitz's personal piano technician for 40 years) as well as the Steinway factories in Astoria and Hamburg on many occaisions. Tom holds 5 patents, 2 of which are in the piano technology field, and has extensive Steinway rebuilding expertise and experience. Having taught piano technology classes, locally, nationally and internationally, Tom is known to piano technicians around the world. Whether its concert level tuning, regulation, or voicing, Tom will provide the finest possible care for your piano.

Piano Tuning - We adjust the tension of each string of your acoustic piano so that intervals between strings are in tune. It requires an assessment of the vibration interaction among notes, which is different for every piano. Many piano manufacturers recommend that pianos be tuned twice a year.

Piano Voicing - We adjust the density of the felts covering the hammers and we make sure that everything within the action is working at its best – the hammers strike the strings squarely, the action is well-adjusted to produce a warmer or brighter tone

Piano Regulation - We make adjustments to the action of a piano - everything between the keys and the strings, to make it play and feel the way it should. Over time, the wood, felt, metal, and buckskin in the piano settles and compresses.

Serving Southern Oregon: Medford, Ashland, Jacksonville, Grants Pass, Applegate, Phoenix, Talent and Eagle Point