York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
Amadeus Piano Co., Inc. is a third-generation
family company, specializing in custom restoration and refinishing of antique
pianos. We also specialize in climate-controlled piano moving, piano storage,
piano rentals, all piano services including piano tuning, regulation, repairs,
fabrication of antique parts, and piano marketing.
York, New Jersey
a tour of a restoration process by the pros. Play some sound samples. Great site
to inspire the potential craftsman.
Island, New York
North Bellmore, NY 11710
is a good choice to tune your piano. I have been trying to find someone on Long
Island because calling a NYC tuner is a fortune, what with NYC mortgage and rent
Musselwhite has one of the most useful sites I have seen yet. He is a technician
with Robert Lowery's Piano Experts,
but his personal site is extremely helpful to a piano owner, and he also includes
information and sells a book set that will help the beginning piano technician.
1213 E. 2nd St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
had a really delightful story about Greg from one of his customers. Greg is not
afraid of the customer knowing what is going on in the tuning process. Greg is
booked way ahead though, so call him now to be with you in six months or so.
My name is Michael Plourde and I live
in Reston VA. I'm a piano tuner and have been doing this since I was a teen (many
years ago). Anyone needing a good tuner in the northern VA area or Washington
DC area of Maryland, may contact me.
11646 Ivystone Ct
Reston VA 20191
Phone: (571) 218-7932 (my cell)
Master Piano Technician
am also an ordained pastor, pasturing a church here in Cincinnati.
640 Daniel Ct. Apt.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45244
See his Web Site: http://www.beekerpianoservice.com/
PIANO TUNER AND REPAIRER
15 ASTYPALAIAS STR.
+3010 - 8614756
+3010 - 2511565
This man was the third who went to work on a piano of one of our readers. The
first one refused to tune the highest treble and the lowest bass. He said that
only Back and Schubert wrote music for those extremes :-) The second took a look
at the piano and walked out. The third had a very expensive Yamaha tuner, and
he had to drop the pitch from the first tuner. This is astounding since the piano
is quite old. He tuned twice and had to take two and a half hours. The piano sounds
great now. We suggest anyone in Greece try to get Akis to tune your piano.
One of our customers said John helped him learn to touch up his own tuning.
This is a rare bird indeed, and he must be a reliable man to be so helpful.
763 427 1766
Tom Walker-- Same
Tom is retired and somewhat limited. But, he has a very God fearing
and jolly personality. He is worth the price just for the visit.
Tom has many
years experience in major piano repairs and restoration.
He is very good with
Check the phone book.
Minneapolis / St Paul metro area
763 546 0843
All piano tuning and technician services
Edward Island: Ray Hinchey
216 Walker Ave.
Canada C1N 5K4
Carolina: This Craftsman Restores Pump Organs
4039 Hwy 15
South Oxford, NC 27565
Phone: (919) 690 1517
I live about 1 hour north of Raleigh, 45 min. northeast of Durham,
and 30 min. from south-central Virginia. Please have any interested people contact
me for organ repairs.
If you can live with this book, and you
want your name and business here, we would be happy to help you. Send your
NAME, BUSINESS NAME, AREA YOU COVER, URL IF ANY, AND PHONE NUMBER by E-Mail of
I enjoy your web site, and would like to respond as a Piano Tuner in the Richmond,
I have been in the business for
24 years. I accepted Jesus as my Saviour and Lord in 1992, and was called into
the ministry in 1996. I will graduate from Atlantic Baptist Bible Colege in May,
2001, seeking to enter into full time Christian service.
Name: Williams Piano Service
Area: Richmond, Va and surrounding counties
of Chesterfield and Henrico.
Phone: (804) 743-7062
is a tuner who was in the Piano Tuner's Guild for many years as an examiner. He
moved from Michigan to California, and if he is within distance of you, why not
call him? His heritage in the trade is exceptional.
Monterey Peninsula, California
Phone: (831) 393-2937
403 Northgate Dr. #C
Goleta, CA 93117
I do tuning,
regulation, repairs and have contact with a major rebuilding shop not far. Can
travel 30 miles N/C, then $1 mile one way. Tuning includes free mini recital of
classics, standards, hymn arr. as requested.
Steve: This fellow
sounds like pie and coffee at intermission would inspire him to put on a bit of
a show :-)
Celia S______ reports on a tuner technician
who helped her put in bridle straps for a very reasonable price, and he stayed
for two hours to help. During the session, Celia showed the tuner how she used
a crochette hook to reset hammer springs and install jack springs. The tuner was
so impressed at the notion that he used the hook to install a few himself. I am
so impressed at Celia's trick that I intend to buy one and put it into my kit.
This is the best improvisation I have seen in a long time.
you live in the Chacago area, you should consider calling this tuner to help you:
Sivak Piano Services
Phone (630) 495-0633
Hi Steve:-- From Houston
I have looked through your web pages and really appreciate
your variety of information, services, and candor.
I fell out of the
space program after 10 years, as an animal psychologist, when man started going
into space, and started tuning pianos in the Alamogordo, N.M. area. I had learned
the trade before I started college and already had my tools and some supplies.
After our lab closed (the 6571st. Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Holloman
AFB, N.M.) I checked out Alamogordo and discovered there hadn't been a piano tuner
active there or in those parts for about 10 years...except for an elderly gentleman
who had mostly retired. In 3 weeks I realized I was making about 3 times the money
I had been making in the lab, as a professional psychologist, and I didn't need
to wash my hands or change my clothes as often.
My home is Houston,
TX and I eventually returned to Houston where I worked for the Baldwin dealer
(Baldwin Lively) as a floor tuner, warranty tech, and tuned the Baldwin grand
at the Houston Symphony (the symphony conductor represented Baldwin) for about
10 years. Both the symphony conductor and Baldwin dealer are different now, and
I get most of my referrals from the 65+ churches I service on a yearly basis.
My wife and I are both Roman Catholic and I enjoy the "cleaner" air, all the way
around; provided by my variety of church associations...more family oriented customers
with keeping their pianos tuned regularly in mind and giving their kids piano
lessons. I don't miss the impulsive buyer and inconsistant service mentality you
get with dealer associated referrals. I am still the solo tuner for the Houston
Ballet, however, and I often fill in for the Houston Grand Opera when their tuner
can't be found.
I am still an independent technician and I am not
a member of PTG. I respect the PTG's ubiquitous image, ideals, and service tips
and I have several very fine PTG technician friends. Of the five technicians I
recommend when I can't make it, three are PTG.
Coming from a technical
background, naturally I have been attracted to the innovations in computer technology,
as related to piano tuning. I now use the Sanderson Accu Tuner(since 1985) with
fac, the Reyburn Cyber Tuner, and TuneLab 97...my most recently purchased computer
tool. When you compare all these techniques on the same piano, you will find the
results are almost identical...and far far far beyond the perceptions of any human
to criticize. It's ironic I tuned by ear all during the time I serviced the Houston
Symphony and have many letters of appreciation from the artists. Since I have
been using electronic devices, I haven't been in situations where artists might
make comments about the service. I do, however, have a lot of "foaming at the
mouth" choir directors who would die before they would switch. Now that Dean Reyburn
has developed the RCT Windows version, I use my laptop pc to shock my customers
with UFO graphics and other space related trivia commensurate with the interests
of an ex-space scientist.
I guess you probably figured out my musical
interests are church organ...traditional only!. John Rutter is the most contemporary
I can handle. I also like revival and evangelistic hymns before the time of the
flower children. If you share this interest check out the web site "Cyber Hymnal".
Charles M. Hurst
Piano Tuner and Technician
You have created the best site for piano
tuning and repairs that I have come across. I was surfing the net under the topic
of piano repairs and your site came up. After tuning pianos part time for 30 years
I recently became more full time. I retired form being a public school band director
with 37 years. I have attended a few Piano Guild conventions, but bassically I
am a self taught tuner technician. I have always used an electronic device. Recently
I purchased a Sanderson SAT II tuner which I really like. I tune many pianos of
local professionals and they are very pleased with my tuning work. Somewhere in
your site you mention the problem of loose tuning pins in an vertical piano and
possible solutions. At a recent convention I was introduced to some super glues
made by Dryburgh Adhesive Products.[1-800-glueall]
They have a very
thin glue called Hot Stuff. Several tuners and the manufacturer described how
you allow this glue to seep in around the tuning pin. It will follow the pin deep
into the block. You then spray the area with an accelerator and this takes care
of the problem. I spoke to two technicians who swear by this solution. I have
yet to try it. They also make an assortment of super glues of a thicker nature
for a variety of jobs. I used one to glue a tip of a jack that had broken in a
vertical piano. Saved me a lot of time and it was solid as a rock. Loved your
diagrams. Without boring you to death I particularly liked tips on hammer shank
alignment using heat, use of a dental pick for voicing and the iidea of using
a abrasive tool used for removing callouses on your foot. My wife had one. I have
placed your site in my list of favorites. Will need more time to fully explore
it as I just came upon it yesterday.
Thanks for sharing.
Larry Vittone firstname.lastname@example.org
I also have a web site which is http://www.paonline.com/lvittone/
Comment: Steve Van Nattan: I plan to check this pin tightening
trick out and hope to report more on it.
in the Netherlands
Piano tuner and rebuilder
I have work
by Rippen piano in Ede i think that jou no this factory
Piano Moving (210) 508-4974
Bryant (210) 347-9122
area: Phoenix/Tempe, Arizona
Jim Kinnear... 'The PianoGuy'
I don't know this gentleman's address-- sorry
I am a piano tuner technician in the
Marquette, Michigan area.
Bob Ham "The Piano Man"
2173 Center St.
I serve the Marquette County area 80 mile radius.
My wife has a URL http://www.portup.com/~ehamala/home.html
She will be getting me a URL soon. I'll let you know
Vittone, New Cumberland, PA
407 19th Ave,
Bricktown, NJ 08724
Phone: (908) 840-8787
John is a player
piano technician, and he is an authorized dealer for QRS Music Rolls.
A book is coming soon on player adjustment and care.
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