Steve Wild, proprietor of both Martin Phelps Music and South End Music School, is delighted to announce his services as a fully trained Piano Tuner and Technician.
After nearly thirty years working within the music industry in retail, education and as a guitar repairer, Steve now also offers piano tuning, repairs and regulation.
Steve covers the whole of Croydon including neighbouring areas (Purley, Kenley, Coulsdon, Caterham, Redhill, Selsdon, Crystal Palace, Thornton Heath, Carshalton, Wallington, Sutton and Cheam)
This service entails tuning an instrument that has been regularly tuned, at least annually, or preferably, every 6 months.
I will ensure that the piano is tuned to concert pitch (A=440Hz) and will discuss any minor repairs/maintenance upon the tuning visit. To preserve the piano in a healthy state of tune, I generally recommend a regular tuning schedule of 2 visits per annum.
Please allow 1.5 - 2+ hours for this service.
The correct Pitch for the piano is A440Hz or 'concert pitch'. If the piano hasn't been tuned for many years, it will invariably go out of tune with an overall drop in pitch. Unstable environments can also dramatically affect the state of tune of an instrument, even if it has been tuned regularly. Pitch raising is necessary when the instrument has dropped in pitch by over 25 cents and the process involves two 'passes' across the entire keyboard, the latter being a fine tune.
Repairs such as broken strings, broken hammer shanks, re-centering of flanges to key levelling and all matters concerning regulation and adjustments are catered for.
Priced upon an individual basis.
There are occasions when a description given by a client during a phone consultation does not match the condition of the instrument in question. In an attempt to avoid this, images or videos will be requested to establish the nature of a problem, but understandably these cannot always capture the full picture and a call out is the only option to fully establish the problem. Despite this, a call out charge of £40.00 will apply if a repair/tuning is not possible or viable upon inspection.
Please call me on 07813 773375 for a friendly chat about your piano tuning/piano repair requirements and to arrange an appointment. Alternatively, why not talk to me by hitting the Live Chat button below..