Russell D. Berkley, Angie's List Russell D. Berkley, Yelp Russell D. Berkley, Facebook


About Us

Berkley Piano {San Diego, CA} services and repairs all makes and models of fine grand pianos. Specializing in repair, restoration, rebuilding, refinishing, tuning, player piano system installation and new and restored piano sales, our client list includes Bette Midler, David Benoit, Giovanni, and the Vienna Philharmonic. Russell Berkley is Registered Piano Technician, Certified by the Piano Technicians Guild, Steinway and Yamaha, and an Expert Piano Appraiser by the State of California.

Berkley Piano is the Authorized Mason & Hamlin Dealer for San Diego County. See how it feels to play these time-tested pieces of Old World craftsmanship, acclaimed by professionals and piano aficionados for over 160 years. Make an appointment at our studio in Pacific Beach today. Call Russell at {858} 488-5810.

Russell D. Berkley, RPT

Russell was introduced to the piano in 1966 in Garden Grove, CA, when his parents bought their first upright. He enrolled in piano lessons at the age of 6.

At the age of 16 he entered Yamaha School of Music’s Piano Technology Division in Buena Park, CA. There Russell trained with world renown instructors {and Registered Piano Technicians} Francis Mahaffey & LaRoy Edwards. While at Yamaha, he became a member of the Piano Technicians Guild, and went to work rebuilding pianos at a small piano rebuilding shop, Ansdale Piano.

In 1983 Russell began working for Gould Music, a chain of piano stores in Southern California, where he would stay for the next 10 years. For the last 7 years of this time he also ran his own company — Pianna Rebuilding Shop.

Today Russell and his daughter, Sabra Berkley, RPT service and repair fine grand pianos throughout San Diego County.

Sabra Berkley, RPT

After high school, Sabra moved to Illinois to pursue her passion in music and went on to complete training at The Chicago School of Piano Technology.

Sabra is now a Registered Piano Technician and a Certified Yamaha Technician.

Steinway, Yamaha and PTG Certifications

Client List Includes

  • Sade

  • Sheryl Crow

  • John Legend

  • Kid Rock

  • Jack Johnson

  • Geoge Winston

  • Richard Glazier

  • Bryan Adams

  • Gorillaz

  • Radiohead

  • Lilith Fair

  • Philip Rivers

  • James Blunt

  • Ben Folds

  • La Jolla Chamber Orchestra

  • Vienna Philharmonic

  • Long Beach Symphony

  • Bette Midler

  • David Benoit

  • Andre Watts

  • David Foster

  • Mark O’Connor

  • Frank Vignola & Joe Ascionee

  • Bill Cabarello & Bi-National Mambo Orchestra

  • Norah Jones

  • Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers

  • Giovanni

  • Brian Lynch

  • Bobby Hutcherson

  • Karrin Allyson

  • Red Holloway Quartet

  • Terri Lyne Carrington Quintet

  • Joey DeFrancesco Trio

  • Ronald Muldrow Quintet

  • Jack Sheldon—California Cool Quartet

  • Rachel Z.

  • Babatunde LA

  • Pete Escovedo Orchestra

  • Mandril

  • San Diego Gay Men’s Choir

  • Foreigner

  • Jon Bon Jovi

  • Bonnie Raitt

  • David Paiche and Steve Porcaro of Toto

  • Mickey Rooney

  • Charles McPherson

  • LaDanian Tomlinson

  • Steven Tyler