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Robert Callaghan, RPT

Piano tuning in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Fernley, Fallon, northern Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and by special appointment

Piano Technicians Guild Registered Piano TechnicianRobert Callaghan is a Registered Piano Technician of the Piano Technicians Guild and is currently the resident piano technician at the University of Nevada in Reno. Bob also tunes for the Nevada Opera, the Franktown Ranch Center for the Arts in Washoe Valley, the Reno Chamber Orchestra's Nevada Chamber Music Festival, and Lake Tahoe Summerfest. Robert offers his services to pianists, piano students and those in need of professional piano work in Reno, Carson City and the local surrounding areas of northern Nevada and northeastern California.

  • Contact Robert Callaghan by phone: 775-287-2140
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  • Submit your piano questions to Robert via an online form.

Robert became interested in piano technology while studying for his B. A. degree in piano performance at Humboldt State University. After graduating, he moved to Boston, MA, where he completed the Piano Technology program at the New England Conservatory. Next, Robert passed the series of comprehensive exams required by the Piano Technicians Guild to become a Registered Piano Technician.

Upon completion of his academic studies, Robert then sought the hands-on experience needed to become a true professional in the field of piano technology. Consequently he spent a decade working at Michael Sweeney's piano restoration shop in Philadelphia, PA, learning the details of upright and grand piano regulation, pin block replacement, bridge capping, restringing, soundboard repairs, rescaling, veneer repair, action repair, refinement, key repair and replacement, etc.

Scheduling is limited; for the most options, call in advance. Not all requests can be granted. Thank you in advance for your interest and support.

Piano Services Available.

What is a Registered Piano Technician?

Bob CallaghanThe official description of a Registered Piano Technician can be found at the Piano Technicians Guild web site. There it states:
"A Registered Piano Technician (RPT) has passed a series of rigorous examinations on the maintenance, repair, and tuning of pianos. Only RPTs are authorized by The Piano Technicians Guild to display the logo containing the words "Registered Piano Technician."

Read more about the process of becoming a Registered Piano Technician at the Piano Technicians Guild Web Site.

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Robert Callaghan is a Registered Piano Technician with the Piano Technicians Guild, Inc.