Piano Tuning Services & Options
I am a qualified piano tuner, technician and member of the Piano Tuners Association. I have been working in Essex and Suffolk since 1983. By combining a traditional training at Newark College, and keeping up with piano tuning technology, I can offer the very best piano tuning service.
Tuning in the Home
I have a substantial portfolio of private customers in Essex and Suffolk, many of whom I have tuned for since my business began in 1983. Based in Colchester, I make regular visits to Chelmsford, Ipswich, and the other towns and villages of the region. I can be flexible, and by organising my work into areas I can achieve the highest quality service at a competitive rate.
Other towns that I visit regularly for piano tuning include: Braintree, Witham, Maldon, Tiptree, Sudbury, Brentwood, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Wickham Market, Stowmarket, Halstead, Billericay, Brightlingsea, Clacton-on-sea, Frinton, Walton-on-sea, Harwich and Mersea Island.
I tune for a number of music teachers including Dylan and Samantha Christopher who run the Da Capo Academy based in Colchester. I also tune for many professional musicians, and others in related businesses, like Liz Leatherdale, the Managing Director of Colchester Classics an award-winning Classical CD and DVD mail order service.
Tuning for Concerts
I have a good working relationship with The Colchester Arts Centre, St Botolph’s Music Society and Colchester Institute. Other venues include the Corn Exchange Ipswich, The Electric Palace Harwich, Snape Maltings and Potton Hall. I am always happy to take on other concert work and by booking well in advance I can be flexible about working around performances and rehearsals.
Tuning in Schools and Other Establishments
I manage the tuning and maintenance of pianos in a number of Schools, both in the state and the private sector. I believe schools should get the same high quality service I give to all my clients, and that even newcomers to the piano should have access to the best possible instruments. Where a number of pianos are tuned regularly, I can usually offer a discount. I am always happy to give advice on replacing or reconditioning instruments, and can fit safety castors and A-frames where appropriate.
In January 2011, I took over the tuning and maintenance of the pianos at Colchester Institute, from the Steinway D concert grand to the many uprights and grands in the teaching and practice rooms.
Piano Tuning Software
I am now using Veritune software on Apple hardware. This can assist the trained and experienced tuner in getting accurate and consistent results for both domestic and concert tunings.