Life is like a piano...

What you get out of it depends on how you play it.

- Author Unknown

Welcome to Tom Sander Piano Service.  A piano in the home can provide unlimited hours of relaxation, comfort and enrichment to an individual or an entire family. No matter if you already own a piano or are interested in acquiring one, I am committed to helping you get the most out of your investment.


I created this web site to provide insightful and valuable resources for the current and future piano owner. If you have questions that are not answered here, please take time to contact me.


Over the last 5 years or so several trusted, experienced and long-time piano tuners have retired from the trade. My father was one of them being able to retire after 55 years dedicated service. Their departures have led to an extraordinary number of piano owners seeking the services of a new piano technician. Currently, the need exceeds the number of professionally trained and qualified piano technicians in central Illinois. Since I am a one-man business, I have implemented the following changes to help me process the volume of requests in a timely manner. 

Current Customers: You are my top priority. Please be patient as I am receiving overwhelming numbers of requests (calls, texts and emails) from new and current customers. Do not submit a request via my "Contact Us" page. The best way to contact me and get your request addressed is via email at Provide as much detail as necessary in the body of your message. If you need emergency service or repair include it in  the subject line of your email and I will reply as quickly a possible. 

New Customers: I am somewhat limited to the number of new customers I can accept at this time, but will do my best to get you set up and serviced. Please complete the form on my "Contact Us" page. Provide as much detail as you can and I will try to respond as quickly as possible. 

For new customers that I am not able to service at this time, the decreasing number of competent technicians in the region creates challenges for everyone. Remember that all "tuners" are not the same in regards to the level of training and experience they have acquired. Take time to thoroughly investigate their background, training and experience before inviting any technician into your home. You have every right to ask questions about where they were trained, how long they served as an apprentice or worked for someone learning the business.  The bottom line is that you should expect professional results especially if you are being charged professional rates.