About Us


Kanawha Piano is owned and operated by Shane Lowther.

Shane is a graduate of the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology, which is the largest school in North America teaching piano technology. Shane is also a Certified Dampp-Chaser Installer, Certified QRS PNOMation Technician and an Associate Member of the Piano Technicians Guild. The PTG’s mission is to promote the highest possible standards of piano service by providing members with opportunities for professional development, by recognizing technical competence through examinations and by advancing the interests of its members. Shane has attended PTG training events in Kansas City, Charlotte, Nashville, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Bethlehem, PA. Furthermore, Shane has completed extensive training at Montana State University with Randy Potter, RPT, president of the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology. Shane is a 2005 graduate of REC W School of Audio and Music Production, Chillicothe, OH.

What people are saying about Kanawha Piano Gallery

Our school has been impressed with the level of services provided by Shane this year.  The promptness of tuning/repair and delivery of lesson books has aided our private instructors in their ability to keep our private music students growing and learning.  I highly recommend Kanawha Piano Gallery for all your piano needs.

Alison Stout
Music Teacher, Bible Center School

Shane Lowther and the Kanawha Piano Gallery have served Coda Mountain Academy’s summer camps for three years now.  They have gone above and beyond in their efforts to provide, tune and maintain pianos for the Coda piano department.  We could never thank them enough for the important contribution they have been to the success of Coda Mountain Academy!

Esther Morey
Director, CODA Mountain Academy of Music
Fayetteville, WV


If you’re looking for someone to partner with you in the care and maintenance of a valuable instrument–or just one that you really love–you need to call Shane.  You’ll find him to be highly trained,  professional, available, dependable, and great to work with. But more important than all that, you’ll find he’s really interested in you and your music..

Jim McQuerrey
Worship Pastor, Bible Center Church

He is by far the most responsive and reliable piano technician/tuner that I have ever worked with and I would highly recommend him.  His level of customer service far exceeds the norm in today’s world!

Eddie Bucklen
Director of Music & Arts, Charleston Baptist Temple

Positive customer feedback has reinforced what we already knew by the quality of service Shane has provided for us, and I do not hesitate to recommend him to our customers who are looking for a good piano technician and tuner.

Jim Hughes
Store Manager, The Pied Piper of Charleston, Inc.

We highly recommend Shane to all of our valued customers seeking an expert in the field of piano tuning and repair. For the past five years, Shane has delivered unsurpassed quality and craftsmanship, with the highest level of integrity.

Kerr’s Music World Inc., Charleston – Huntington, WV

[Shane’s] knowledge and professionalism has been invaluable to me, my business and my students. If I am needing repair work or just a tuning I will continue to use and recommend Mr. Lowther for all my piano needs.

Chris Reese
A Clef Above: Music Lessons & Performances

I have been scheduling the piano tuning for the Clay County School System for over 25 years.  During that time I have used many local piano tuners.    Shane Lowther has tuned exclusively for our school system for the last 6 years; and I can’t recommend anyone more highly.    Shane is professional, prompt with scheduling and extremely reliable.   He shows up when scheduled, tunes in a timely manner, and charges a reasonable rate.  What more can you ask for?  All the music teachers in Clay County have been very satisfied with Shane’s work and our pianos sound wonderful and hold their pitch.   Shane is who I call to tune my home piano.

Tracy Wayne
Music Specialist, Clay County Schools

Shane does a wonderful job of making sure all our piano tuning and repair needs are met.  He is professional and courteous.  I highly recommend him to anyone seeking an expert in this field.

Terri Hanshew
Administrative Assistant, Elkview Baptist Church