09 Jun I will be forever grateful to my piano teacher for recommending Christopher, and I am certain that anyone who calls on his skill and artistry will be equally pleased.
“I am happy to include this letter of recommendation in the file of Christopher Ris. He recently worked on our 1902 Model O Steinway, and the tone and action are unbelievably improved. In fact, when my piano group played it for the first time since his work, they were using words like “amazing,” “miraculous,” and “wonderful.”
Over the nearly hundred years of its life, the piano had undergone the rigors of Minnesota weather, some botched restoration, and several inept efforts by other high profile technicians. When Chris arrived for an examination and tuning, he was appalled by what he found, and carefully showed me the areas that he felt needed the most immediate attention. I made it clear that there were budgetary restrictions, and he was very professional in making suggestions within my means.
In fact, “professional” is a term that fits Chris in every respect. He was punctual and thoughtful of my time; he presented a clear and itemized proposal for the work to be undergone and checked it off at each stage; he took a personal interest in the job and was eager to get feedback from me on the improvements as they occurred.
I will be forever grateful to my piano teacher for recommending Christopher, and I am certain that anyone who calls on his skill and artistry will be equally pleased.”