I have always loved the piano! As a classical pianist, I have a unique appreciation for this most amazing instrument that I have dedicated my life to servicing. I love the challenge of taking a piano that is functioning at 50% or 60% of its potential and transforming it into an instrument that is capable of producing the most beautiful music you could ever imagine.
Allow me to let you in on a little secret: A properly serviced piano can make even a beginning pianist sound better. You shouldn’t have to fight your piano to get the sound you desire! I love seeing the look of surprise on my clients’ faces when I have finished doing a complete workup on their piano. I love hearing them exclaim when they sit down to play, “I never imagined that my piano could sound, or even feel, this good! Who knew that my piano could be so much fun to play!”
Domeny’s Piano Service represents two generations of professional, full service piano care. It all began in 1949 when my father, Wayne Domeny, launched Domeny’s Piano Service in the Northern California city of Santa Rosa. My dad served hundreds of clients in five North Bay counties, right up until he passed away in 2006.
I had the privilege of apprenticing with my dad in the early 1980s. It was during this time that I learned the fundamentals of tuning, repairing, and regulating pianos. This early training became the foundation on which I would later build as I sought further training for a full-time career in piano technology.
In 2009, my wife and I moved to Southern California to establish our piano service business here. It was time to transform what I had pursued up to this point merely as a hobby into a full time profession.
At this time, I started aggressively upgrading my piano technology skills. In 2010 I graduated, with highest honors, from the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology, the world’s largest school for training piano technology professionals. It was also in 2010 that I joined the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG), a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of highly skilled, competent piano technicians. I am an active member of the Pomona Valley Chapter of the PTG. In 2011, I successfully completed a series of three comprehensive examinations administered by the Piano Technicians Guild, earning the designation Registered Piano Technician (RPT).
I continue to place a very high priority on the advancement of my piano technology skills, participating in regional, national, and international conferences that are sponsored by the Piano Technicians Guild.