As a Kansas City Piano Tuner, I have been tuning pianos for concerts, recitals, and personal in-home piano service since 1984 in the Greater Kansas City area.
My passion for piano tuning ignited while traveling from 1978-1983. I moved back to Kansas City in 1983 and discovered a wealth of valuable information from the local piano technicians; through their support and my hard work, my piano tuning business flourished.
In 1984, I joined the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG). After completing the PTG’s tuning exam, the administrators said I scored higher on the piano tuning exam than anyone tested by the Kansas City PTG chapter.
I was a member of the Piano Technicians Guild for several years before becoming independent of the organization. As an independent piano technician, I have tuned for professional pianists and recording artists such as:
I have tuned for various artists at:
However, the customer I am most proud of knowing and tuning for, and who, over the years became a friend, is the legendary Kansas City pianist Richard Cass. Before his passing on Saturday, November 28, 2009, Mr. Cass wrote the following kind words of support:
"Chuck Littau has “nursed” my Steinway “B” since I acquired it two decades ago. Due to his expertise and sensitivity, it sounds as good or better than it did when it was new. I have never hesitated to recommend him to friends – both professional and non-professional – and I have yet to hear a report of anything but satisfaction with his excellent work. He has the respect of his fellow technicians, and he certainly has mine!" ~ Richard Cass, Pianist