– ABOUT –
Piano Service Experience
Richard Heinz, owner of A Piano Man, has been a piano technician since 1999. He joined the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG) while studying under the expert tutelage of then PTG Chapter President, Russell Berkley (Berkley Piano Service). Richard then apprenticed at Acme Piano Co., San Diego’s oldest piano company. Acme’s Owner/Technician, Paul Robinson meticulously schooled Richard for over 1 year, regulating, restringing, rebuilding/restoring and tuning pianos.
Properly trained, Richard formed his own company, A Piano Man, in 2000. He serviced pianos throughout San Diego County for over 20 years. He has tuned for piano stores such as Convoy Piano, SDPiano.com, The Piano Outlet, afore-mentioned Acme Piano and The Piano Exchange. His services are sought after by piano teachers, students, churches, colleges, performing artists and private parties alike. Please see Testimonials page.
Richard stays current with the latest developments and newest techniques in the piano service trade through attending seminars provided by the Piano Technicians Guild.
“I believe a worthy piano technician helps bring harmony to the world, letting adults and children play and hear music as it was intended”
– A Piano Man
California born and raised, Richard began playing piano at age 8, continued developing his ear with baritone horn, guitar, bass and voice. He has lived with his wife, June, and raised their family in Point Loma since 1985 where he served as a church trustee and a Neighborhood Watch block captain (over 25 years).
Richard, also a musician of note, was a music-major in college, a touring performer in the 1970s, founded well-known local groups (West Coast Iron Works/Highland Way/The Heroes) in the ‘80s & ‘90s and sang with the San Diego Opera Chorus in 2008. He continues to record, perform and write music for a number of groups.
Your Prompt, Reliable & Courteous Surprise and West Valley Piano Tuner!
Richard G. Heinz
PTG Associate Member