Serving Illinois, Missouri and Greater St. Louis -- POB 653, Edwardsville, IL 62025, 618-654-1585

STEPHEN P. RENSBERRY ----- PIANO TUNER-TECHNICIAN ----- 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Piano tuning appointments available

   The summer months are often a busy time of year, with travel plans and outdoor activities in full swing, but they are also a great time to sit at the piano and learn that favorite piece you've always wanted to! If you would like you piano tuned, or have any other issues with your instrument that you would like us to check out, please give us a call. Rensberry Piano Service also provides appraisals and assistance with selling, buying and moving your piano. If we can't help, we will help you find someone who can. Call: 618-654-1585.

This Beautiful Boston Grand Piano Is Priced To Sell

   This beautiful Boston grand piano, Model GP163, was designed by Steinway & Sons and is currently for sale by a customers of ours in the Edwardsville, Illinois, area. It is priced to sell. The piano has been under the care of only one owner and is in immaculate condition.
   As stated by Steinway & Sons: "In comparison to other pianos, the Boston has less string tension. This reduced string tension allows for a larger, tapered soundboard, creating longer sustain, and more singing quality in the tone (as well as longer piano life). A wealth of other engineering enhancements, including optimal placement of ribs, braces, and bridges, also contribute to the Boston’s superior tone and greater stability." You can read about additional features of this fine grand piano here: http://www.steinway.com/pianos/boston/grand/gp-163-pe/
   The piano has been tuned regularly and was last tuned to A440 in March of 2014. It is approximately 15 years old. For price inquiries and additional information, please contact Steve Rensberry at Rensberry Piano Service. Phone: 618-654-1585. Email: srensberry@rensberrypiano.com

Spring is a great time to practice

   Spring time is  a great time to practice up on your piano playing skills, or to learn a new piece that you've always wanted to learn. If you are in need of a piano teacher, please send us an email mail with your contact information and city of residence and we'll pass along some of the names that we have in our database. If you are a teacher who offers piano lessons in the St. Louis or Metro East area, please send us you information as well so that we can share it with our customers. Write to: Rensberry Piano Service: P.O. Box 653, Edwardsville IL 62025.  Thanks! -- Steve Rensberry

This Beautiful Wurlizter Player Piano is Looking For a New Home

   This beautiful, modern player piano, built by Wurlizter, is currently for sale by a customer in Troy, Illinois. It has been kept in near perfect condition. 
   The instrument includes fully motorized controls, uses traditional classic player piano rolls, and has variable speed, repeat and re-roll functions. Even without the player piano mechanism, it is a superb instrument and a great piano either for an experienced or beginning player. It includes a bench.
   The Wurlizer Piano Company has maintained a very high reputation among both players and technicians for many decades. The original company was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1853 by Franz Rudolph Wurlitzer. Over the years the company produced a wide array of instruments, from pianos to pipe organs to electric keyboards. It was sold to the Baldwin Piano Company in 1988.
  If you are interested in making an offer on this Wurlitzer player piano or would like more information,or wish to contact the owner, please call Rensberry Piano Service at 618-654-1585, or send an email to srensberry@rensberrypiano.com. -- Steve Rensberry, 9/29/2013

Rensberry Piano Service: Fine Tuning at a Reasonable Price

   A finely tuned piano is both a blessing to those who play and to those who listen! In my work I often encounter somewhat of a Catch-22, where a piano owner will delay having their piano tuned -- sometimes for many years -- because the piano is not played very often, while one reason that it is not getting played very often is because it is horribly out of tune.
  My goal as an experienced piano tuner and technician is, in part, to ease the fears of piano owners who: 1) Worry that tuning an instrument that has been of tune for a long time is going to cost a lot of money; and 2) Worry that the instrument has somehow been irreparably damaged by neglecting it. Neither are true.
  My own recommendation is that piano owners have their piano tuned within a 1, 2 or 3-year time frame -- and sooner if it is played daily or by multiple players. However, no matter how long it has been since it was last tuned, it can always be made to sound better. Keeping it tuned can entice a person to play more often, helping to improve their skills, and provide endless hours of enjoyment for everyone in the family.
  The experience I have gained over the years has enabled me to improve both my speed and accuracy in tuning just about any piano, which helps me to keep both my tuning fee and repair costs at a reasonable level. Although I would be happy to be making a lawyer or doctor's wage as a tuner, doing so is simply not realistic, despite what pricing scales you may have seen elsewhere. My average fees per tuning are just $55-$65, with a few minutes of minor adjustments or repairs included.
   If you would like to schedule an appointment or inquire about more specific fees, please do not hesitate to give me a call at 618-654-1585. You may also contact me by email at srensberry@rensberrypiano.com. -- Steve Rensberry, 8/2013