Premier Piano Tuning & Repair
No Saint Louis area piano technician has a wider range of experience.
Missouri's only Certified Master Piano Technician!
I have no more than 3 appointments per day. Unlike other piano tuners who may rush through 5 or more 45-minute-long tunings per day, I take my time and pay attention to the entire piano. My grandfather/mentor taught me that one of the differences between a good tuning and a great tuning is an additional 20 minutes. I schedule short breaks between my tunings - would you rather a hire a tuner who is fresh for each tuning, or one who is doing their 5th hurried tuning of the day?
I strive to be punctual, professional, and to bring your piano up to it's potential. Every piano is as important to me as a concert performance piano. I want you to be 100% satisfied!
Joe began his apprenticeship under his grandfather Allen "Smokey" Burd in Jefferson City, MO when he was just a boy. At age 18, he started full-time in the profession and has enjoyed 32 years as a piano tuner. He has a wide range of experience, including having been on staff at Truman State University, a tech for two different Steinway dealers, and as the tech for the largest music store in Norway. His passion for continuous education combined with his vast experience has earned him the recognition and title of Master Piano Technician.
Joe combines a lifetime of artisanal training with the latest technologies. If you want a professional service that goes beyond the routine tuning, let Joe show you just how good your piano can sound.
Vienna Boys Choir, Ben Folds, Oslo Philharmonic, Norwegian National Opera, The Louisville Orchestra, Ole Edvard Antonsen, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Jinjoo Cho, Chick Corea, Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, The Manhattan Transfer, Paul Anka, Missouri State Capitol Building, Truman State University, Lincoln University, Iowa State Fair, Missouri Baptist Convention, Missouri Public Schools of Jefferson City, Mexico, Moberly, Kirksville, Rolla, California, Eldon, Linn, Sedalia, Marshall, and Fulton and others, Louisville Public Schools, dozens of recording studios and venues, 100's of churches, and over 10,000 in-home customers.
Exclusive technician for the Saint Louis Kawai Piano Gallery store and customers.