When it comes to tuning I will give your piano the time and attention it needs to
achieve the best possible result, be it a Victorian wooden framed instrument or a
full size grand in a concert hall. I therefore limit my appointments mostly to just
three a day spending between one and two hours on average.
My restoration and piano manufacturing qualifications mean I am familiar with all aspects of repair and
regulation and I carry the specialist tools and materials for most jobs with me on the
road. Even full restrings can be performed on-site negating the need for costly removals.
I also offer friendly advice on how best to care for your instrument, its value for
insurance purposes and help with buying, selling and transportation if necessary.
Please contact me if your piano needs attention; the map on the information page shows the areas that I regularly visit.
Restoring pianos is my true passion.
The workshop is set up on two floors to
accommodate the three main aspects of contemporary piano restoration: Action
and keyboard rebuilds; Strungback refurbishment (strings, frame and soundboard)
and Cabinet restoration from joinery and veneering to hand french-polishing.
I work to a very high standard and am
pleased to offer a ten year guarantee with all rebuilds.
Over the last few decades the rules and methods of period-piece restorations have
changed no end for the better. More and more information has been documented over
the years making research a large and crucial part of any project.
Through a specialist
network of revered instrument makers and technicians I am able to participate in the
ongoing debates surrounding best practice, source the best available materials and
access technical drawings and information essential for an authentic end result.
If you have a stringed keyboard instrument older than 175 years that requires major
work please contact me to arrange a consultation.
We are proud to be able to repair and restore Player mechanisms at The Piano Workshop thanks to our in-house expert Jim Ridgewell of York.
Please contact us to arrange a consultation.