Volunteer Piano

“Piano Service with a Personal Touch”

Located in West Knoxville, Volunteer Piano provides services to private clientele, churches, schools, music shops, piano stores, and other businesses in need of piano service. We are currently employed by Steinway Piano Gallery in Nashville, the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, Blackberry Farm, Bandit Lites, Lane Music- the primary Kawai dealership in Knoxville. Previous clients include American Piano Gallery (Steinway and Sons dealership), and Rose Piano Company in Alcoa (Samick dealership). Notable Artists that we have tuned for include: Carole King, Sarah McLachland, Dr. John, and Emi Kagawa (Steinway artist). We are also a proud supporter of The Joy of Music School and donate our piano services to this charitable organization. UPDATE LIST, make bulleted list

Volunteer Piano’s technicians are available for tuning, repairs of all sizes, and complete restoration of your cherished piano. We are also available for any questions or concerns you may have regarding your instrument and have extensive knowledge of a wide variety of piano makes and models. We truly care about our relationships with our customers and value the trust and happiness that is gained by keeping their pianos in top notch condition.

In addition to tuning, repair, and rebuilding, Volunteer Piano also repurposes pianos. If you have a piano that cannot be restored, or it is not financially feasible to restore your piano, we can repurpose it into a bar, an aquarium, a computer desk, or several other creative options that will preserve your piano as a impressive art piece in your home.

We look forward to working with you! You will find that our impeccable attention to detail and level of expertise are of the highest quality around.

Meet the Owner:

Josh Gaither established Volunteer Piano in 2008 in Knoxville, TN. He has been a Knoxville resident for the past 30+ years and is a veteran of the United States Army, where he served as a Forward Observer. He attended Pellissippi Technical Community College, and later the University of Tennessee, where he studied jazz piano performance, music theory and composition, and ethnomusicology.

He has completed apprenticeships under and was mentored by the most respected piano technicians in the Knoxville area, where he gained extensive and valuable knowledge of all elements of piano tuning, service, and restoration. The expertise, dedication to perfection, and general knowledge of these technical masters of piano molded Josh into the piano tuner and technician that he is today.

Josh is a Steinway and Sons factory trained technician and the go-to Steinway technician for East Tennessee. He has traveled to the Steinway factory in Astoria, Queens, NY to complete training courses in Action Touch/Regulation, Voicing and Tone Regulation, Spirio and Spirio r Player Piano Regulation, and Damper Installation