Pittsburgh Piano Tuning * pghpianotunig@yahoo.com (412) 881-0883

Background

My name is Michael Mezhinsky. I am a Registered Piano Technician (RPT) of the Piano Technician Guild. My experience with pianos began in 1974 in Moscow, Russia at a piano factory, where I was an apprentice. While at the factory, I started to learn about piano tuning, and I stayed there for about four years. For the next fourteen years, I worked at homes, schools, and music studios in Moscow while working for the Moscow Piano Restoration Shop. During this time, I had the pleasure of working for several world class Russian musicians. I moved to the United States with my family in 1992 and lived in South Bend, Indiana for one year. While there, I met an established piano tuner and began working for him, tuning pianos at Notre Dame University, various churches, and private homes. I moved to Pittsburgh a year later and began servicing pianos at several places, such as Trombino Music Stores, Judy's Music, and Spratt Music. At the same time, I slowly began building my own business. Since then, I have worked in schools, churches, stores, restaurants, and private homes.

Throughout my journey in the piano industry, I have worked with a wide variety of pianos, performing various types of service. While I lived in Russia, I tuned, repaired, and rebuilt among others German, Russian, Polish, and Estonian pianos. My most interesting experiences consisted of working with German pianos that had been manufactured before World War II, and I gained a lot of invaluable experience by working with these pianos. In the United States, I have worked with American, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, as well as other types of pianos. In brief, I have been able to work with grand, upright, and spinet pianos from all over the world.

Overall, I possess over 35 years of experience in the piano industry. I hope that you will use this experience to help make your piano look and sound better than ever. Click here for information on scheduling an appointment.

 

Some of My Current and Past Clients:

Albert Donenberg

Kevin Maurer

Patty Gulbertson

Sharon Ellis

Marilyn Baumann

Chamber Music Concerts with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Anne Martindale Williams,principal cello • Mikhail Istomin cello • Jennifer Ross, principal violin • Dennis O'Boyle, Violin • Hampton Malloty, cello • Linda Fisher, violin • Jeffrey Turner, bass • Richard Page,bass clarnet • Steinway artist Yeeha Chiu, piano

Colleges: Chatham University • Notre Dame University • South Bend University • Carlow College • Community College of Allegheny County

County of Allegheny Courthouse • Pittsburgh Public Theater Corp. • River's Club • Opera Theater of Pgh • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland • Westin Hotel • Holiday Inn Select • Children's Museum of Pgh • South Point Golf Club • Manor Care Health Services • Ryan Catholic Newman Center • Gilda's Club of Western PA • Riverview Towers • Woman's Club of USC • Bethel Park Woman's Club • Oakleaf, Inc. • Merryheart Retirement Residence • Weleski Transfer, Inc. • Tribune Review Publishng Co.• Kane Hospital • Baldwin Health Center • The Frick Art and Historical Center • Pittsburgh Youth Ballet • Delta Delta Delta at Carnegie Mellon University • JCC at South Hills and Squirrel Hill • Community Communication Music Conference

Stores: Trombino • Judy's Music • New York Music Shop • Kleeb's Music • Spratt Music • South Hills Music • Armen's House of Music

Concert Hall: Synod Hall • Hillman Center for Performing Arts

Schools: Mt. Lebanon School District • Keystone Oak High School • Shady Side Academy • South Fayette School District • Steel Valley School District • Trinity Episcopal School of Ministry • Community Day School • East Allegheny school District • Central Catholic High School • Oakland Catholic High School • South Park High School • Seton La Salle High School• Hillcrest Christian Academy• Seneca Valley High School

Music Studios: Allegheny Piano • JCC City Music Center • Kathy's Music LLC• South Hills Studio • Piano Teacher Press • Sarah Heinz House Association • Spratt Studio

Restaurants: LeMont • Dowe's on 9th • Sing Sing Dueling Piano Bar • Froggies

Churches: St. Margaret of Scotland • St. Paul Cathedral • St. Scholastica Parish • St. Paul Monastery • South Hills Church of the Nazarene • Ruthfred Lutheran Church • Central Presbyterian Church • Pittsburgh Baptist Church • First Pentecostal Church •Windhaven Christian Church • First Baptist Church of Pgh • Wexford Community Presbyterian • Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church • Wilkinsburg Baptist Church • Bethany Presbyterian Church • Fairhaven United Methodist Church • Holy Child Parish • Bethel Presbyterian Church • St. John Vianney Parish • Chinese Church of Pgh • Our Lady of Grase Church • Calvary Baptist Church • House of Prayer of all • Congregation Yeshua •Zohar Seminary•Calvary Full Gospel Church • Church of Our Lady of Joy • Grace Episcopal Church • Sisters of St. Francis • Tree Rivers Assembly of God • Covenant Community Presbyterian Church• Sunrise Baptist Church • Christ UMC • Holly Spirit Church • South Hills Bible Chapel • St. Peter's Episcopal Church