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(206) 324-5055


Tuning, Repairs, Regulating

Dean Petrich, RPT, has been servicing pianos since 1973, and was President of the Seattle Chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild for two years.  Dean maintained the library and archives of seminar, convention and technical presentations and is interested in combining efforts with other chapter archivists and PTG Journal collectors.  He also maintained the chapter web site.
Dean has a database of nearly 3000 customers, owns over 150 pianos, and moves, tunes, repairs and rents pianos weekly.
If you would like a piano, Dean has pianos for sale, for rent, for trade, and for free.  (The free ones don't work.)

To service your piano, contact Dean at
(206) 324-5055 in Seattle, or
(360) 730-7992 on Whidbey.

Dean's Life
Piano Photos of Dean
Customer Comments

So me, Dean, how did you start tuning pianos?


Interested in why pianos need tuning?
See "How To Keep a Piano in Tune."


Dean owns over 150 pianos, most of which were obtained for free.  He is a piano recycler by renovating, rebuilding and putting pianos back into circulation that otherwise would have been thrown out. If you would like to rent a piano at a low price, check out this page.


Piano Moving

So You Want To Move It Yourself, Huh?
A practical guide full of specific techniques for moving a piano either by yourself or with friends who know absolutely nothing about manipulating heavy weights.  Described also are unconventional ways to move a piano using available materials.

Order your copy here:
How to Move a Piano by Yourself with the Wrong Equipment


Old Pianos Hauled Away

Moving?  Out of time?

Don't know what to do with your old piano?

Do you need some extra space and don't need a piano that no one plays?

You have come to the right place.
I haul away old pianos.
(206) 324-5055

Listen to this podcast interview with Dean:

Newspaper Articles

Piano Man

"Island Living" section of the South Whidbey Record, Wednesday, December 15, 2004:

"He Lives Life Like He Keeps His Pianos: A Finely Tuned Instrument"

Piano Recycler

The Whidbey Examiner, Thursday, January 5, 2012, by Toni Grove

"Musician Cares for Orphaned Uprights"

"How to Dismantle a Piano for Salvage"

Hearing Loss

All Pianos - A Valuable Piano Directory and Information Resource. - Dean Petrich, piano recycler



Dean Petrich, RPT

How I Began Tuning
Customer Comments
Dean's Awards
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Restoration: Repairing, Regulating, Rebuilding
Piano Moving
Old Pianos Hauled Away
Salvaging, Dismantling and Recycling Pianos
Piano Moving Pictures
Piano Rentals
Brands of Pianos Available for Rent
Free Pianos

Informative Articles

Piano Tuning Stability


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