reyburn PIANOWORKs

Reyburn Pianoworks inherited the custom keyboard making techniques, systems, tools, skills, and traditions from our predecessor Detroit Pianoworks and its founder Richard Cromwell.

The Reyburn family has been active in the piano tuning and rebuilding trades for over 40 years. With two generations of RPT’s, three avid & skilled woodworkers and engineers covering software, materials, mechanical, computer and electrical engineering skills, not to mention one expert machinist. We are also a family of musicians, everyone having taken years of piano, and play various instruments including (but not limited to) violin, viola, ukulele, harmonica, saxophone and clarinet.

We are constantly engaged in the piano's centuries-old technical culture at the highest level and work hard to preserve and enhance it by utilizing a blend of old-world craftsmanship and today's most cutting-edge technology.

Dean and Nate Reyburn, RPTs are experienced and professional piano technicians working not only as concert level technicians but supply the highest quality tools to the piano technician trade. In addition to piano tuning, regulation and rebuilding, Reyburn Pianoworks’ keyboard building tradition, inherited from Detroit Pianoworks and Richard Cromwell is trusted by many of the world’s most highly regarded musical institutions, concert venues, recording studios and piano rebuilders for expertise in the design and fabrication of custom piano actions for their most prized vintage instruments.

  • Dean Reyburn, RPT is lead software developer on the CyberTuner project. CyberTuner software is used worldwide in concert halls and homes by expert tuners to make pianos sound their sparkling best. Dean is also an avid woodworker and fine cabinet maker. Dean’s piano specialty is rebuilding and restoring grand piano actions and has 40 years experience working on pianos. Dean both manages and works in the Reyburn Pianoworks shop building keyboards. Dean makes his home in both Cedar Springs, Michigan (with two or more pianos) and Nokomis Florida with his wife Marty.

  • Richard Cromwell is a PTG associate member with 20 years of piano tech experience and 10 years experience as a Master Craftsman piano key maker. Richard is exclusive consultant to Reyburn Pianoworks for acoustic piano key making, and has probably designed more custom retrofit keyboards than anyone on the planet. He enjoys exploring the latest digital design and rapid prototyping methods and has a A.A.S. in Technological Sciences focusing in CAD and an A.G.S. in General Studies. Richard lives in Troy, Michigan, with his wife, two young daughters, two cats, and a piano.

  • Nate Reyburn, RPT is a graduate of the prestigious North Bennet Street School two year piano technology course in Boston and has 15 years experience working on pianos. Nate has expertise in materials and mechanical engineering and makes piano tuning tools for the trade - see www.reyburntools.com. In addition to servicing his own piano clientele, Nate is a skilled woodworker and machinist and runs his own shop separate from Reyburn Pianoworks in Cedar Springs Michigan. Nate helps manage and works as a keyboard maker in RPW. Nate lives in Kent City Michigan with his wife Bethann and three daughters.

  • Noah Reyburn has a bachelors degree (summa cum laude) in Electrical Engineering Technology with a minor in Computer Engineering from Ferris State University in Michigan. Noah was a Sergeant in the USMC and spent four years in the US Marines. He works on the CyberTuner project as a software engineer, as a consultant to Reyburn Pianoworks for Computer Aided Design software and helps maintain RPW’s specialized keyboard manufacturing equipment. Noah lives in Weidman, Michigan with his wife Stacy and two sons.

  • Aaron Reyburn was a Sergeant in the US Marines for 8 years where his MOS was LAAD gunner and embassy security guard. Aaron is an artist, musician and skilled woodworker. Aaron works as a keyboard maker for RPW and is a student at the prestigious North Bennett Street School (NBSS) in Boston enrolled in the two year Cabinet & Furniture Making program. Aaron lives with his wife Heather in Cedar Springs, Michigan and Boston, Massachusetts. when going to NBSS.

    Reyburn Pianoworks is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reyburn Piano Service, Inc.

To become a piano tuner of the highest skill, many things are necessary; but what may be lacking at the outset may be acquired by study and practice.
— J. Cree Fischer, "Piano Tuning", 1907