Johnson’s Piano Service and Jim Johnson, Owner, have been providing superior service to piano owners for over 40 years. A graduate of Brigham Young University’s Piano Technician Program and a member of the Piano Technicians Guild, Jim first started his business in the Bay area in association with Bob Burton.  In a few years, he had his own thriving business and in that capacity, he was responsible for the pianos at Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino and tuned for all their visiting artists including Ferrante and Teicher, Steve Allen, Andre Watts, Van Cliburn, Victor Borge, Count Basie and many others. He also tuned for the San Francisco Symphony for 12 years. In addition, he was the chief technician for DeAnza College, Foothill College and University of Santa Clara and San Jose City College.

Jim has been trained at the Steinway Factory in New York and is certified to repair all Yamaha acoustic and Diskclavier pianos.

 In 1984, he transitioned his business to the foothill area around Sacramento and today currently serves Sacramento County, and the western parts of El Dorado County, AmadorCounty and Placer County along with the city of Davis in Yolo County.

Today, Jim remains one of the few aural (tuning by ear) tuners in the area. Every piano has its own unique harmonic structure, even within the same brand or family of pianos. Jim’s natural tuning style allows for these differences in each piano and produces a pleasing musical tuning. Customers also frequently comment that they enjoy listening to Jim tune because it is very musical and not just repetitive pounding.

In addition to tuning, Jim also does piano action rebuilding and appraisals. However, he no longer does refinishing or moving but can refer you to reputable people who perform these services. Jim also keeps a list of customers who are either selling or thinking about upgrading their piano and frequently can put a buyer and seller together.

To schedule an appointment or to further discuss your piano needs, please call Jim at 530-677-8225 or his wife, Lonna 916-354-8605.

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  • What kinds of pianos do you tune?
  • How often should a piano be tuned?
  • What do you charge?
  • When do you have appointments?
  • Do you work weekends and holidays?
  • What method do you use to tune?
  • What is the cost of asking questions?
  • Do you know any good piano teachers?

Johnson's Piano Service

To schedule a tuning,
call Jim at
(530) 677-8225 or his wife Lonna at
(916) 354-8605.

Teachers - ask us about our referral program that benefits you!

Special Offer!!

Get $10 off your tuning for every customer you refer who books a tuning appointment with us.  Just make sure they mention Your Name to us!

Many of Jim's customers know of his other talents - magic, ventriliquism and photography. Please check out our photography business here: We specialize in families, weddings and coming soon - equine photography!  Don't be surprised if Jim asks to take a photo of your pet or a scene from your home.

Jim's wife Lonna also has a business helping other business owners. If you own a business, are you getting all the referrals you need? Lonna would love to show you an affordable and effortless way to stay in touch with customers, prospects, and referral partners. Just give her a call at (916) 354-8605 (home) or (530) 409-8224 (cell). Or visit

A properly tuned piano makes music, not noise!