Keeping a piano in good tune is a fundamental ingredient of getting the best from the instrument. Poor tuning will spoil the finest piano by inhibiting resonance and clarity.
Our tuner/technicians are of the highest calibre and have been formally and professionally trained at the only college based training available in the UK, Newark & Sherwood College. One of our tuners, Iain Kilpatrick, is currently the external examiner for Newark, it is the only college training piano tuners. He is also a former winner of the Bluthner Tuning Cup and the David Mark's Tuning Cup in 1991 (National Tuning Competition for piano tuners) and a member of the 'Piano Tuners Association'. Iain, with his colleague William Morris (who worked for Steinway & Sons), have many years of experience and the majority of concert tuning in Cambridge is carried out by our tuners, particularly for high-profile international artists and venues.
For regular tuning and maintenance work in the home, we operate a reminder system to help you to keep your piano in first-class condition.
Although most pianists understand that they need to keep their instruments in good tune the importance of servicing the playing action and pedal assembly is less well understood.
Over time and with constant use the action of the piano will change as felts become compressed or worn, springs weaken, working joints become less efficient and the adjustments generally become “out of sorts”. The pianist may barely notice changes as they occur over time and simply adapt their playing technique to accommodate the change. Servicing a piano can restore the crispness and controllability of the instrument and give it a whole new lease of life.
Marcel Kunkel is one of the best when it comes to improving the potential of your piano. He not only qualified from Newark & Sherwood College, but has also had training at the Steinway & Sons factory in Hamburg.
The process is a careful and painstaking one which can take several days and is often beyond the scope of a piano tuner on the road. As well as carrying out major restorations, the workshop is also on hand as a backup for the tuner/technicians out on the road when they encounter technical challenges. When a task is too lengthy or complex to carry out on a half-day visit, or if parts need to be specially made, then the workshop is on hand to take over. However large or small the task, the emphasis is on our attention to detail.
Need a piano tuned or serviced?
Contact us to discuss tuning requirements. Our technicians are of the highest calibre with formal, professional training.