I’m Jonathan Kimbrell, a full-service piano technician specializing in repairing, regulating and tuning pianos. My wife and I have relocated to Baltimore, MD where she’s in medical residency at Johns Hopkins.
Here in Baltimore, Maryland I tune pianos in the Greater Baltimore Area as well as Glen Burnie, Ellicott City, Catonsville, Columbia, Dundalk, Parkville, White Marsh, Owings Mills, Pikesville, Pasadena, Towson, Lutherville Timonium, Rosedale, Perry Hall, Cockeysville, Randalstown, Reisterstown, Lochearn, Woodlawn, Eldersburg, Hampstead, Elkridge, Annapolis, and Essex. I also serve Baltimore County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and Carrol County.
Before moving, I received training under the late Larry Crabb RPT, in Atlanta, GA, through meetings with the PTG chapters, and training under individual independent technicians. In Augusta, I serviced pianos through my private clientele and by doing contract work for Turners’s Keyboards. I helped them maintain the pianos for the Augusta Symphony, USC Aiken campus, Augusta University, and the Richmond County school system as well as Turners’s large customer base.
Although most people know that a piano must be periodically tuned, they are generally unaware that a piano’s needs are not limited to just tuning. A piano technician specializes in the care and maintenance of pianos.
Piano technicians must not only be competent tuners but must also be able to diagnose problems, malfunctions, and perform the necessary repairs to remedy them. In the world of piano technology, every scenario is different and there is not always a cut and dried solution to a problem.
A thorough understanding of the construction and function of pianos plus what affects them is needed. The knowledge of different repairs and maintenance procedures is what makes the piano technician a true professional. I’m happy to be serving Baltimore with my piano tuning skills!
If you have any questions about your piano, please feel free to give me a call. You might find my piano tuning blog helpful as well. I try to cover questions asked by my clients on a regular basis. Chances are what you’re looking for could just be a click away!