The Madness: Memoir of a Piano Tuner

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Terry the tuner – an introductionSteinway Grand Piano Tuning

After finishing an apprenticeship at Steinway & Sons London in 1971, I became an outside tuner for the company, tuning pianos at the Capitals Concert Halls, Recording Studios and Private Houses of some of the countries best known performers. After leaving Steinway I became the sole tuner technician for the Viennese piano maker Bosendorfer at 38 Wigmore St. London, W1.

I now reside in Dartmouth, Devon, in the heart of the beautiful South Hams and offer Piano tuning services both locally and further afield upon request.

Here’s a summary of the services I provide:

Piano Tuning

To set the piano in tune so it stays in tune for a good duration.

Regulation

The term used for the mechanical adjustments to maintain the action and keys.

Toning

Toning your piano ensures the evenness throughout the compass.  Many pianos, especially modern ones after a few years playing, end with the hammers becoming very hard.  This in turn produces a hard, thin, metallic tone.  The process of toning will maintain an even, warm tone.

Watch me completely restore a Model B Steinway Grand Piano

 

 

Rates

Work undertaken on all makes of piano.

Tuning in South Devon – from £85

Tuning outside of South Devon £By Negotiation

Overseas work undertaken, please enquire.

Contact

Call Terry:  +44 (0) 7432 871005 and leave a message with your name and number.