Services

Bram has years of experience tuning, repairing and regulating pianos.

Services include:


- Tuning

- Voicing

- Regulation piano action (This includes the 'back action' i.e. damper action)

- Replacing action parts (This includes the 'back action' i.e. damper action)

- Pedal regulation/ pedal lyre repair

- Replacing strings/ tuning pins

- Keyboard restoration (replace key tops, bushings, balance rail pins, front rail pins, leveling, back checks)

- Repair piano bench

- Evaluations and repair estimates

- Finding a piano for you

- Services are rendered to all types of acoustic pianos

 

The tuning and maintenance of an acoustic piano is important.

Because of the building materials used in a piano, the weather will affect

changes in tension on the soundboard/ pitch of the strings.

Recommended regular tunings/ maintenance appointments are

helpful to keep your piano in perfect working order.

Feel free to contact me at any time to evaluate the condition

of your instrument and to determine what it needs to get it

in high quality performance condition.

Since I am also an internationally known Jazz pianist, I will be able to

make adjustments to your piano not only from a piano technician's

point of view but also a performer's point of view. This added benefit

will cause you to have the best operating instrument possible.



Restorations

 

Restoring pianos is more involving than just providing  maintenance services. It requires the structural integrity of the instrument to be addressed as well. 

This means that, for example, the sound board is properly attached to the case in addition to sound board restoration itself. In order to achieve a proper sound board restoration, the strings, tuning pins and cast iron plate have to come out. In an upright, the keys, keyframe and key bed will also have to be removed. 

The back bracing of the piano needs to be glued and bolted together well. The pin block must not separate from the back (in uprights). In grands, the pin block may have to be fitted into the case by its ends (depending on design). 

The bridges on the sound board must be properly glued and therefor fitted perfectly in order to achieve perfect glue joints and therefor better sound quality. 

The cast iron frame must not be cracked, bend or otherwise structurally damaged. If that is the case, the safest bet is to replace the frame all together. 

The bottom board must be firmly attached in order for pedals to work properly (uprights). Pedal lyres and legs on grand pianos ideally have no play. 

These services require to tilt an upright on it's back for a lot of those repairs. (A grand piano doesn't require that). 

Depending on what kind of piano you may have, cost for these services may not be economically realistic. However, this can be determined with an evaluation of your instrument. Full structural restoration services are offered at this time.



Statement


I will always give you the most honest advice in regards to what your instrument needs (and doesn't need).

I never rush a job and don't leave until the work is done.

I have run into people who have expressed that a technician didn't want to work on their piano because of what it is. Granted, not every customer owns a $50,000.00 plus piano but that doesn't mean I refuse to work on something cheap. My goal is to make your instrument sound as good as it can and as I can get it. You might be surprised. I simply want you to enjoy your instrument (again). Only if your instrument is in such a shape that services can't be rendered without a complete restoration, I will advise you accordingly. Servicing your instrument will be concentrated on the actual workings of the piano. Cabinet work such as refinishing are not offered at this time. Structural issues to the cabinet will be addressed however. Refinishing will be offered in the future (pending on finishing the workspace for that), so please check back for updates. The services page on this site will be updated according what is offered at any time. 


Player piano restoration project (See below)


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