Services

We offer the following services.

Contact us with any questions or to talk about your needs.

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Expert Piano Tuning

Acoustic pianos require periodic tuning in order to derive optimal musical value from them. Tuning is the adjustment of the tension of the piano strings to their required frequencies. For ear training and playing with other instruments it is especially important to have your piano playing at the correct pitch. We offer tunings for all types of pianos from the humble spinet to concert grands.

To schedule your piano for a tuning, please call (765) 284-­1546 or contact me through this site.

Bob always does a fantastic job tuning our old piano!

- Eric Wood

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Regulation

Pianists often desire a piano that responds to every nuance. When the piano’s action becomes less responsive or harder to control it may be time for regulation. Many pianos only need regulation every 10 years. There are thousands of parts in a piano’s action and every moving part and stationary piece of felt and leather needs to be properly addressed so that the action will respond smoothly and correctly. With at least 12,000 parts on most acoustic pianos and tolerances often of 1 mm or less, repairs and periodic adjustments or “regulation” is critical.

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Repairs

We do all types of minor & major repairs to acoustic pianos including:

  • Extensive action adjustments, restoration & regulation
  • New key tops
  • Bridge & soundboard repair and restoration
  • Full case refinishing available with major restorations

Voicing

After the piano is in tune, the tone or “timbre” of the piano can still be adjusted if needed. Voicing involves balancing the tone across the whole compass of the scale. Whether a piano is generally too bright or too mellow it can often be tone adjusted or “voiced” to sound just right.

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Appraisals

We provide written appraisals of your instrument.  Insurance replacement values, wholesale and general market values are included in the appraisal.  Sometimes a simple verbal assessment can be done via phone or e-mail.

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Humidity Control Systems

Pianos are primarily made of wood, which can move dramatically as it absorbs and releases moisture in reaction to changes in the air’s humidity each season. These changes can have drastic, detrimental effects upon your instrument.  The good news is that something can be done about it. See our info page for more information on this topic and how we can help.

 

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Classical Guitar Lessons

Classical guitar lessons are available for the beginner and intermediate student.  Lessons are given in two sessions throughout the year: September-December and February through May.  You must own or purchase a classical/nylon string guitar for lessons.  Call or e-mail Bob for complete details.