About Piano Tuning
Most of our local tuning is done by Chris Welch although other tuners may also be called on. He has been tuning since he established AC Welch Pianos in 1981 which later became Piano-s when the website www.piano-s.com was formed in 2003.
We tune upright and grand pianos dating from 1880, although modern pianos since 1970 have materials that are kiln dried and far more suited to central heating. I was one of the last generation of shop apprentices who were able to gain their experience in workshops handling as many as 12 to 15 pianos a week for secondhand retail. I also spent one year gaining experience around Paris in one of the top stores in the centre called Pianos Daude.
Back in England I have tuned for many pop stars for shows, and some personally, and for many leading conductors, concert pianists, orchestras and festivals.
I can advise on all 20th century pianos and makes, and the requirement to replace old parts or simply upgrade to a better piano.
Tuning services include:
- Normal tuning from £70 Upright, £80 Grand
- Pitch raise and tuning £110
- Tuning difficult types of console piano eg. 1930s Eavestaff mini from £80
- Tuning pianolas
- Tuning very rusty strings
These tuning services are not available:
- Church organ
- Electric organ
Other services we offer include piano restoration, piano repairs and piano removals.