PianoWorks

Piano Tuning & Repair

Welcome!  My name is Ron Bergeron.  I am a Registered Piano Technician (RPT) and the owner of PianoWorks LLC and Austin PianoWorks.  I tune pianos, repair them, and rebuild them all over the greater Austin area.  Although I work on all kinds, I have a special passion for classic instruments.

Please make PianoWorks your first resource on any piano-related question.  You can reach me by voice, text or email.    

Be sure to visit the photo and video gallery to see samples of our work, view some incredible pianos, or just to learn something about how they are put together!

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About Austin PianoWorks

My name is Ron Bergeron, owner and Registered Piano Technician of Austin PianoWorks.  WELCOME!  

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I tune, repair, and rebuild pianos.  I have a special interest in older pianos but enjoy working on all kinds.  Consider me your first resource on any piano-related question.  You can reach me by phone, text, or email.  I keep up with my messages, and usually respond within hours, if not sooner, to your questions.  Be sure to visit the photo and video gallery linked to this site to see samples of our work or just to view some incredible pianos and learn something about how they are put together

A Brief History (an answer to the question, "How did you become a piano tuner?...")

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I discovered the piano when I was nine years old.  After four years of study, I placed second in a statewide competition.  I continued piano studies through high school and auditioned for the Piano Performance track at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  After my audition -- but before I completed the application for admittance --  I took a hard look at myself and concluded that, although I could be a good pianist, I would never be a truly great one.  At age 19, I performed publicly for the last time, playing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, followed by Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninoff for a select audience of ardent music lovers (and a few music school representatives) at my teacher's home, Marilyn Herndon.  She played the orchestral accompaniment, I the piano solo. 

While I completing by B.A. in English at North Carolina State University I enrolled in whatever music electives my degree allowed, including composition, voice, and piano.  Deciding to pursue a career as a therapist, I enrolled in a four-year graduate program at Harding Graduate School of Religion in Memphis, Tennessee, completing it in 1989.  For eleven years I plied my trade as a minister and therapist in Memphis, then Phoenix, Arizona.  Still, my love of the piano never waned.

Circumstances brought pianos back into my life in 1999, this time fixing them rather than playing them.  To my great surprise, I found that I absolutely loved working on pianos!  I sought out a renowned technician, Jim Coleman, Sr., and began in earnest the study of the piano’s technical and mechanical elements. 

While training with Jim Coleman Sr., and working with six different piano stores in the area I was able to explore thousands of pianos both old and new.   For the last three years of my Arizona residency I worked as the lead technician for the Peoria Unified School District, while growing a private client base for in-home private tunings, and reburbished 2-4 pianos every month in my home shop.  I retired my LMFT license in 2006 and returned to the great State of Texas in order to establish a full-time piano company:  PianoWorks LLC. 

I still love pianos and get up every morning, ready to get to work.  It is my goal to share the enthusiasm and professional skills I have acquired to serve piano owners as they maintain or improve their pianos.  Write or call us with your piano-related questions!  We love to talk pianos!

Life is too short to spend it wandering through the desert of musical trash
— Sergei Rachmoninoff

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