Carl Radford

Carl Radford is a Registered Piano Technician, an expert on modern as well as historical tunings, past president of the North Shore Piano Technicians Guild, and a Piano Life Saver Certified Installer. He received a bachelor's degree in Piano and Theater from Eastern Michigan University. An accomplished pianist, he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as numerous stage productions and commercials.

He has tuned for such artists as Marvin Hamlish, Tori Amos, Keane, Ramsey Lewis, Fallout Boy, Steven Sondheim, John Thulin, Mark Russell and Ian Hominick, and such institutions as the Joffrey Ballet, the Art Institute of Chicago, Evanston Chamber Ensemble, Old Town School of Folk Music, Irish American Heritage Center, DePaul University, Loyola University and University of Illinois Chicago.


Inspire the pianist, future pianist and audience.
Do the highest quality work possible to make pianos ready to inspire those pianists.
Be dedicated to honesty, integrity and professionalism.
Nurture and cultivate the future of the piano.

I wanted to thank you - very much - for the absolutely wonderful work you did on my piano. The new tuning using the Well Temperament is, as you’d said, a revelation. I don’t think my piano has ever sounded so good, so warm, or it’s tone so richly resonant. It’s been a joy to play and I wanted to let you know. Thank you again.
— S.R.


  • Registered Piano Technician

  • North Shore Piano Technicians Guild Past President

  • Serving Chicago and the North Shore for over 30 years

  • Expert on Well Temperament & Historical Tunings




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