Owner's Statement

I am formally educated through the University of Western Ontario’s Piano Technology Program. I enjoy caring for pianos and interacting with those who value them.

My experience as a technician has taught me to appreciate the subtle complexities of this unique instrument, and to understand the needs of pianists and piano owners. I respect and value an honourable reputation and hold myself to a quality work standard. We look forward to providing you with prompt and professional piano service. —Mike Ruttle

Hundreds of Satisfied Clients

Thiel Ruff
Thiel Ruff
13:50 07 Jun 21
I was referred to Ruttle piano works by my teacher (I am a Royal Conservatory Associate Diploma Student). I’m really impressed by the quality of the tuning. Showed up on time, takes debit cards, very... convenient. Thx!read more
Jamiya Eli
Jamiya Eli
16:49 11 May 21
The level of customer service here is outstanding. I purchased a piano tuning as a gift for my daughter. Ruttle piano coordinated with my son-in-law to perform the tuning while she was out of the... house. We are all so happy with the result.read more
Bud Moore
Bud Moore
03:34 24 Apr 21
Mike did a great job tuning our Yamaha upright piano. He also replaced several keytops which our darling children had pried off a few years ago. Looks much better now.
Auer Singletary
Auer Singletary
07:50 22 Apr 21
Just wanted to say thanks to Mike at Ruttle piano works for getting my studio pianos into top condition. I highly recommend his services to teachers and students alike.
Denise Geraldo
Denise Geraldo
05:56 14 Apr 21
Ruttle piano tunes the piano at my building (Seniors Residence). Always prompt, polite and professional. They fixed the leg when it was loosened during a move between rooms, and set up the piano on a... heavy-duty dolly so it can be moved without straining the frame or built-in casters.read more
Ann Lloyd
Ann Lloyd
21:30 01 Apr 21
Mike did a great job and it's so wonderful to be playing a well tuned piano!
Trisha “Trish” Thib
Trisha “Trish” Thib
02:45 09 Mar 21
I can’t say enough nice things about the piano tuning service we received. Mike was clearly skilled & knowledgeable and spent way more time tuning our piano than I expected. We had a key that wasn’t... playing properly which he fixed quickly & then raised the pitch as it was very flat. It sounds nicer now than it has after any other tuning we had done. Plus he’s a super personable guy. I’ve had our piano tuned before & wasn’t sure what we paid for but this time I absolutely can tell the difference. Amazing!read more
Peter Collins
Peter Collins
18:06 21 Feb 21
We were in need of a new piano tuner, as our long time tuner had passed away. After a search of various piano services in Calgary, I settled on Ruttle Piano Works, both because of the useful... detailed information on their website and because our piano (an upright grand Heinzman over 100 years old) needs special care. I made the appointment on line, and Mike Ruttle came to our home, right on time. He is pleasant, very knowledgeable, did a fine job tuning (including a pitch raise), and gave me much useful information about care for our piano. I am most impressed with Ruttle Piano Works, and highly recommend Mike Ruttle. Ruttle Piano Works will definitely be our "go to" service for all our future piano care needs.read more
Lucy Wang
Lucy Wang
21:55 15 Jan 21
This place is very underrated. Mike was very experienced and professional. 2 hrs of labour later, our piano is finally sounding like it’s supposed to ☺️☺️ I would strongly recommend.
Collin Merritt
Collin Merritt
20:47 19 Mar 20
Mike at RPW has been servicing our piano for a few years how. He is excellent - prompt, professional, courteous and friendly. A real pleasure to have him in our home. We would not hesitate to... refer them at all.read more
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Piano Tuning

The Art & Science of Piano Tuning — each one is unique, and designed to make your piano sound its best.

$150 in the Calgary area

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Regulation & Voicing

An action contains thousands of moving parts which degrade and shift over time. Regulation and voicing are recommended every five to ten years, to maintain your piano’s tone and touch response.

$400-$700+ for uprights/verticals
$600-$1000+ for grands

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Action Regulation
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Action Regulation
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Hammerhead Replacement
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Key Leveling
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Key Leveling

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Automatic Humidity Control

Increases tuning stability by reducing shrinkage and swelling of wood components. Extends lifespan of woods, felts, glues, buckskin, pins, strings, soundboard and action.

$725 for uprights/verticals
$750 to $875 for grands

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Keytop Replacement

Machining and hand – sculpting produces an exceptionally smooth, glassy surface. Optional materials are available for exceptional quality, including Ivoplast and Tharan® synthetic ivory. Black key refurbishment, key and keyboard replacement are also available.

starting at $50/key for high-quality acrylic (pictured)
$26/key and up for all 52 white keys ($1,352+)

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String Replacement
& Restringing

Each string or string set is custom scaled and wound by hand to produce the best possible tone. Most pianos incorporate about a dozen different gauges of wire.

$75/ea and up for individual strings
$20/ea and up for a full set of 240 ($4,800+)

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Restoration & Rebuilding

Trust us to renew your prized instrument for another generation of enjoyment and musical expression. From action refurbishment and case refinishing to complete disassembly and rebuilding of the case, action and hardware.

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Accessories

A curated selection of hand-made, heirloom-quality accessories including piano benches and stools, cushions, covers, lamps and sheet music cabinets — built and/or sewn to match your home’s decor.

Custom & Bespoke Benches   $1,798 and up
Sheet Music Cabinets   $1,553 and up
Piano Lamps   $321 and up

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