Christofori Piano Service

Original Painting by Danny Gillies © 1985 Original Painting by Danny Gillies © 1985Christofori Piano Service is dedicated to helping you make sure your piano is in optimal condition, for the maximum enjoyment of your instrument. Whether you are a professional musician or just playing for personal enjoyment, all work is guaranteed to your satisfaction.

What's in a Name? Italian harpsichord maker, Bartolomeo Cristotori, is generally credited with the invention of the piano. Originally it was called the "gravicembalo col piano e forte", or "harpsichor. that plays soft and loud". The name refers to the piano’s ability to change dynamics according to the amount of pressure applied to the keys which was a quality foreign to the harpsichord. Cristofori achieved this effect by replacing the plucking mechanism of the harpsichord with a hammer and jack escapement capable of striking the strings with greater or lesser force.

About the Piano Technician
For over forty years Christopher Prewitt has enjoyed a career in music service and performance in public, private, scholastic, and ecumenical capacities. He is devoted to a professional quality performance experience for all who aspire to make music. Christopher has over 3,000 hours of on-stage performance. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Baylor University, and is a Registered Piano Technician (RPT) with The Piano Technicians Guild, Austin, Texas Chapter.