My experience stretches back 40 years from the time when I started to work in Riga Piano Factory in 1980. I put strings on over 700 new pianos and got my piano tuning certificate. Some years later I started my own piano business that included tuning, restoration and moving services. During all these years I have been constantly learning.
My tuning and restoration clients had been Dave Brubeck, American and British Embassy, a variety of artists, schools, concert halls, recording studios and many more.
My tuning geography includes Baltic States, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Falklands, Japan, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Sweden and of course, United Kingdom.
I am not afraid of challenges to take on tricky works, the process of them after the completion gives me satisfaction
I tune all pianos to the standard - concert pitch. I never tune the piano "to itself". There are enough reasons for doing that - firstly the child or an adult learner may develop the absolute pitch. That can lead to confusion and suffering when playing an instrument that had been tuned differently to one he/she gave been playing daily. Secondly, the piano that is out of tune makes impossible to play it along with the other instruments at home or recordings . The only exception when I would breach my own rule is when the condition of the pins make impossible to tune the piano in the concert pitch.
A piano should be maintained to it's highest standart and tuned regularely. If you play intensively, the suggested frequency would be 6 months or 12 months. An important part of the maintainance is to regulate the action and keyboard if necessary. Whilst tuning improves the sound, the regulating relates to the touch and performance. When the piano leaves the factory, all is set to the manufacturers standart to the certain piano. After years of playing, atmospheric changes and sometimes pest invasion (moth, mice) the felt parts especially loose their properties. That leads to lost rations between the moving parts and can affect tghe tone.
If you’re looking for a piano tuning service in East Anglia, get in touch with Tuning & Moving on +447770476006 with possibly some information about the make and model of your instrument and how if had been looked after.
No matter if you’re a professional pianist preparing for a recital or an amateur playing at home, I am a experienced piano expert offering full tuning services. I work with you to understand the requirements of where you’ll be playing and tune the piano accordingly. Whether you’re preparing for a classical piece or setting up for large commercial concert venue I am capable of tuning them all.
Berries Barn Pianos Ltd
Norwich, Cambridge, Kings Lynn, London, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambs, Greater London,