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

Huỳnh Yến
Huỳnh Yến
02:29 14 May 22
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
Đoàn Kim
Đoàn Kim
02:27 14 May 22
Did a great job. Friendly, professional and skilled. Was kind enough to answer all my questions and teach me about the process of tuning. Would use Mike again. Good experience all around and I'm... excited to sit down and play now 🙂read more
Carlos Glenn
Carlos Glenn
05:21 12 May 22
I am very happy with my newly tuned piano. They did a very thorough and professional job and I would definitely recommend his service. Looking forward to him coming back the next time my piano needs... tuning. It's now even better to play my piano with its improved sound.read more
Justin Glenn
Justin Glenn
05:19 12 May 22
I highly recommend, he was friendly, professional and tuned my piano perfectly to bring it back to life. Andy also offered very sound advice about taking care of and tuning the piano. Thank you and... see you again soon.read more
Edwin James
Edwin James
05:15 12 May 22
A Punctual and professional service. I was very happy with the work carried out on my old piano at what I would consider at a very reasonable price. He was such a pleasure to do business with and... comes highly recommended. 5 stars!read more
Mark Mayo
Mark Mayo
10:11 07 May 22
Big difference between the few formally-trained techs like Mike and those who have apprenticed under the old RPT system. No gaps in his knowledge, and his work is clearly on a higher level.
Walter Hibbs
Walter Hibbs
23:48 05 May 22
I inherited a 120 year old grand, which needed some restorative work before I could start to really use it. The standard of the work is excellent, and I am happy to have him back again.
Robert Poole
Robert Poole
17:43 21 Apr 22
We have a high-end Bosendorfer grand that was previously looked after by the former Steinway dealer (if you know who I mean). Their staff seems to turn over regularly and as a result the tuning was... never consistent. In contrast, Mike's work has been impeccable.read more
Angela Martinez
Angela Martinez
03:38 21 Apr 22
Our piano had gone untuned for probably 20 years. As a result it took several tunings and pitch raises and a couple of repairs to get it back in shape. Mike is professional and efficient. Make sure... to tune your piano at least every year…read more
Robert Patterson
Robert Patterson
10:27 18 Apr 22
Able to find rare, unusual parts for my old Bluthner that others could not. Good customer service and admin staff. These guys clearly have it. Will recommend to others.
Rachel Knight
Rachel Knight
11:14 14 Apr 22
It is amazing to see Mike work, and he is full of insight. I highly recommend him, especially if you are looking for any kind of repairs or simply a tune
Andrew Zavala
Andrew Zavala
18:24 02 Apr 22
In order for me to practice and learn, my piano nees to be perfectly in tune, well voiced and regulated. To this end Mike has been an excellent piano technician, and I highly recommend his company... for home service and restoration.read more
Paula Reed
Paula Reed
19:52 23 Mar 22
Was friendly with my nephew, the service was excellent and the pricing fair. Thanks for taking my debit card. I will recommend you to my neighbours.
Thomas Pond
Thomas Pond
21:29 22 Mar 22
What a treat! The Piano Disc is filling our home with lovely music. Definitely a splurge but its very slick. Need to make sure your piano is in good shape first as it will put it through its paces.
Thomas Mitchell
Thomas Mitchell
09:02 16 Mar 22
Our Mason & Hamlin BB can have its issues, but they have been fewer and further between as a result of the high level of care provided by Ruttle Piano Works.
Danny Hart
Danny Hart
16:02 28 Feb 22
Appreciation & thanks for replacing the casters on our big heavy upright piano. Highly recommend their double rubber casters if you have delicate floors
Rebekah Griffin
Rebekah Griffin
12:03 27 Feb 22
We are pleased with the gift certificate we purchased for our son. He was able to redeem it easily and the whole company strikes me as more professional than the one-man piano tuners and techs.
Minnie Hernandez
Minnie Hernandez
12:05 26 Feb 22
Big difference between the few formally-trained techs like Mike and those who have apprenticed under the old PTG system. No gaps in his knowledge, and his work is clearly on a higher level.
Rosemary Lawson
Rosemary Lawson
23:57 11 Jan 22
Glad I chose Ruttle piano works to restore my piano instead one of the "garage guys". They stand behind their work and their shop is busy enough to ensure consistent results.
Edward Vaughan
Edward Vaughan
02:00 11 Jan 22
Very pleased with the moving & storage service. So convenient to have it tuned immediately after being returned, and to have just one company to deal with.
Joshua Kraus
Joshua Kraus
02:06 10 Jan 22
Responded to my inquiry quickly and throughly. Answered all my questions and provided a prompt appointment date. The tuning is perfect and I will be recommending Mike highly to my friends and family.
Tami Rodriquez
Tami Rodriquez
00:17 07 Jan 22
My Kawai grand had a very heavy touch. Mike recommended a custom touchrail, which allows the touch weight to be adjusted. Now I can continue to use my piano as much as I used to without my hands... hurting…read more
Michael Stephens
Michael Stephens
01:20 27 Dec 21
Amazing work restoring my (originally my mom's) baby grand piano. It's been back in our house for over a year now and despite daily intensive use I can find no issues with it whatsoever.
Dennis Robinson
Dennis Robinson
12:05 23 Dec 21
Recommend for high-gloss polyester finish repair. They repaired several chips and now my piano looks like new again.
Brian Audet
Brian Audet
13:57 22 Dec 21
The tuning is lasting longer and sounding better than others I've had. In the spring I will have Mike back.
Oswaldo Preston
Oswaldo Preston
15:48 12 Dec 21
Very patient working out the issues with our temperamental upright piano. What a great experience compared to some others I've had.
Cassandra Yan
Cassandra Yan
13:47 29 Nov 21
I thought my piano might need repair (sticking keys). Turns out it just needed a thorough cleaning! Excellent value, and now my keys are moving freely again.
Alfreda Fernandez
Alfreda Fernandez
12:01 26 Nov 21
Easy to tell that he is a seasoned professional, the tuning was faster and sounds better than any I've ever had.
r j
r j
12:17 24 Nov 21
Our piano needed a tune-up following an extended period of non-use. Mike recommended a plan of action involving 2 tunings and 2 pitch adjustments. 3 weeks later and it was completely up to pitch, and... still holding months later.read more
John Appel
John Appel
04:49 04 Sep 21
My daughter has perfect pitch, she tells me this is the best tuning she has ever heard. Very reasonable rates for the service provided. Highly recommend!
Michael Soto
Michael Soto
02:52 12 Jul 21
What a great experience. We were looking at several used pianos online. Once we narrowed it down to two, we hired Mike to perform an inspection on both. Although they both looked and sounded almost... identical to us and our kids (both starting lessons), one turned out to be in need of action refurbishment and regulation. We were glad to avoid that expense. Mike was able to book us in on short notice so the kids could begin lessons on time. Highly recommend Ruttle piano to assist with purchasing a used piano.read more
Laurel Martin
Laurel Martin
05:02 04 Jul 21
He saved our 40 year old Baldwin from needing a full rebuilding. Our piano was always flat, even just a few weeks after a tuning. We decided to try Mike, he was able to use new pins to restore the... tension, and he installed a humidifier into the piano which helps the wood to stay moist. A+, 5 star rating!read more
Arline Jones
Arline Jones
04:40 01 Jul 21
Mike tuned our baby grand, and also did some work on the hammers to soften the tone. It sounds SO MUCH BETTER! He was also quite friendly and personable. We will have him back.
David Ragsdale
David Ragsdale
14:11 17 Jun 21
A neighbor recommended Ruttle to us. Our piano has not been tuned in years and being stuck at home we decided to get it tuned. In all it took 2 tunings over 2 months to get it fully up to pitch. Now... it sounds wonderful. We will be having them out again.read more
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.read more
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.

$160 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.

$500-$900+ for uprights/verticals
$750-$1250+ for grands

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Action Regulation
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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.

$775 for uprights/verticals
$825 to $975 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   $1,690 and up
Piano Lamps   $366 and up

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