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, educator or play for personal enjoyment, all work is guaranteed to your satisfaction. Serving Austin, San Antonio, and all of the Central Texas Hill Country since 2001.

What's in a Name? Italian harpsichord maker, Bartolomeo Cristofori, 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 decades 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 Performance from Baylor University, and is a Registered Piano Technician (RPT) with The Piano Technicians Guild, Austin, Texas Chapter.