Ulverston offering a piano tuning service now predominantly serving North
Lancashire and South Cumbria.
- an established, selective & discerning domestic
clientele, who rely on tuning stability and a well maintained piano
and technical support for concerts and venues throughout the UK, by
- work with the most discerning and talented pianists at
events throughout the UK.
Head of Piano
Technical Services at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.
- responsibility for the condition and upkeep
of over 120 Steinway & Yamaha
pianos at this leading international conservatoire meeting requirements of
public performances & masterclasses by the world’s leading pianists.
The RNCM is equipped with studios (with Steinway
D and B grands), teaching rooms (each with 2 Steinways models A and B),
practice rooms, a recital room with 2 Steinway B's. The large opera theatre
and the Concert hall are equipped with 3 exceptional Steinway model D concert
grands which are maintained to international performance standards.
Technicians Guild - Tuning & concert preparation for Yamaha Artist
Services at venues throughout the UK
- to meet the demanding needs of Yamaha' professional Artist Services team to
attend, tune and maintain the premium pianos from Yamaha including the
handmade Yamaha CFX concert grand.
Yamaha Pianos give membership to
the Yamaha Piano Technicians Guild (YPTG) to a select few technicians; the
YPTG was set up to create a recognised team of qualified technicians that are
authorised by Yamaha to work on their hand built CF range of pianos.
concert technician for Ribble Valley International Piano Week, Malvern Piano
Festival, James Mottram International Piano Competition, Preston Guildhall,
North Fylde Music Circle, Harris Music Club and many other notable music
for over 35 years and working constantly throughout all of both the counties
of Lancashire & Cumbria following
3 years full time study in piano tuning, repair and maintenance at the London
College of Furniture. Awarded a Higher Diploma in Piano Technology &
Piano Tuning by the Technicians' Education Council.
Subsequent training opportunities
include: Pianoforte Tuners' Association conferences, (technical classes in
Steinway, Fazioli and Kawai grand piano regulation) and in 2008 an invitation
from Yamaha to join the Yamaha Piano Technicians Guild. Ongoing
high-level technical seminars which are being provided for members only at
Yamaha's facilities in Milton Keynes and Hamburg. These are designed to
ensure the best possible technical support throughout the UK to the hand
crafted range of Yamaha pianos and especially the CFIIIs and CFX Concert
grands. To date, there have been 6 residential courses.
It is an honour to have been
appointed to maintain the extensive piano stock at the RNCM, and to prepare
the Yamaha CFX concert grand for the James Mottram International Competition,
and to have provided technical support at one of Yamaha's most prestigious
events; Malvern Piano Festival 2012 which included performers as diverse as
Angela Hewitt, John Lill and Tim Minchin.