With over 25 years experience tuning, repairing, regulating, voicing and restoring pianos, having serviced both Grammy Award winning artists and studios, Adkins Piano Service is the choice for the discerning ear.   We service the Charlotte, NC metro area and beyond. 

George Winston, Steinway Artist.

How often should I have my piano tuned?


While pianos generally fall into vertical and grand model categories, each manufacturer selects its own materials and utilizes its own unique scale and furniture designs. Every piano requires a different level of maintenance, depending upon the quality of materials used and the design and level of craftsmanship. Manufacturers can provide general advice on tuning frequency but your technician can give specific recommendations based upon your usage and locale.

Tuning for Chubby Checker at the AMG Music Awards.

Professionally recorded audio and video services available!

Adkins Piano Service also provides audio engineering and recording services, along with professional video broadcasting capabilities. 


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Here is an example of not only my work as a concert piano tuner-technician, but as a professional videographer and audio engineer. Enjoy!

why choose us




I was honored to meet, as a representative of Steinway & Sons,

the legendary Randy Newman after his performance with the Charlotte Symphony.



Howard “Dutch” Adkins started in the piano business working as an apprentice at a local piano store in Rock Hill, SC. From there, he went to work several piano stores in Charlotte representing many brand such as Steinway & Sons, Baldwin, Yamaha, Kawai and many others  while maintaining floor and rental stock.  Over the years, Dutch has had the privilege to have tuned for artists such as U2, Bruce Hornsby, Bonnie Raitt, Ben Folds, Alicia Keys, Don Henley, Amy Grant, Nelly Furtado, Matchbox 20, Dino, Chubby Checker along with many professional recording studios, churches, synagogues, colleges and universities. Mr. Adkins is a member of the Master Piano Technicians of America.. Dutch also works at Steinway Piano Gallery of Charlotte as a representative and service technician of the prestigious Steinway & Sons, Boston and Essex lines of pianos.   In his spare time, Dutch continues his passion for music as a drummer.