Piano tuners and technicians

Markson Pianos

+44 (0)20 7935 8682

7-8 Chester Court, Albany St, London NW1 4BU, United Kingdom

  • Piano Sales
  • Piano Hire/Rental
  • Advice
  • Tuning

London

Markson Pianos, London’s famous piano store, founded in 1910, is a third-generation family business. We specialise in the sale and hire of new and secondhand (pre-owned) acoustic and digital, upright and grand pianos.

We aim to offer good value for money, expert advice and unparalleled after sales service through the essential ingredients of a superb selection of pianos for sale and hire.

Our services include hire, maintenance, restoration, removal and tuning of pianos, together with supplying you with the latest technology the music industry has to offer, such as retrofit self-playing mechanisms and silent systems. We specialise in long and short term piano hire in London, the south east and the UK.

At Markson Pianos, we are proud to cater for all your piano needs and our professional, dedicated and experienced staff reflect the service and knowledge we offer our customers.

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Furtados Institute of Piano Technology

+91 98333 99188

Vikhroli West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

The Furtados Institute of Piano Technology has been set up in Mumbai to train piano tuners and technicians to serve the music community in India.

The first two-year diploma course with ten trainees commenced in June 2012, at state-of-the-art workshop premises in Vikhroli (West), in Mumbai. The course is being run by Concert Tuner, Steve Droy, and Piano Restorer and Technician, D J Y Smallman — both from the UK — with over 50 years of experience between them and have transferred residence to Mumbai to create, execute and teach the course. Their services as professional tuners/technicians are therefore available to the city of Mumbai, in particular, and to the rest of the country, in general.

In addition to Annual Maintenance Contracts for pianos in private residences and institutions, and tuning for concerts and events, full restoration and repair jobs are also being undertaken at our professional workshop in Mumbai.

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The Pianoforte Tuners’ Association

+44 (0) 845 6028796

PTA Secretary Mrs Annette Summers PO Box 230 HAILSHAM BN27 9EA

South-East England

The Pianoforte Tuners’ Association was founded in 1913.

The PTA became a trade union in 1920, but was de-registered in 1972 to become a professional body.

Since then, its membership has gradually grown, proclaiming its commitment to improving standards, to the extent that since 1975, all applicants for membership must pass theoretical and practical examinations to prove their ability as qualified tuners or technicians.

For many years, the Association was firmly based in London. However, since 1981, a Convention and Annual General Meeting has been held in different towns throughout Great Britain to which all classes of membership and aspiring non-members are invited,and where they may learn new techniques and hone their skills.

The Association has an international membership around the world.

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Italian Association of Piano Tuners and Repairers (AIARP)

+39 (0522) 43 67 93

Via Costa, 5a-421, Castellarano, Province of Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Based in Reggio Emilia in Northern Italy, the Italian Association of Piano Tuners and Repairers (AIARP) is committed to the organisation of national and European congresses and members-only technical courses and to focussing on the professional needs of the Pianoforte Technician.

AIARP has never ceased to advertise its initiatives and to make known its own goals, without neglecting the possibilities of meeting with audiences offered by participation in the Italian Trade Show, in particular, the International Piano Concert Hall in Cremona and all congresses that deal with themes related to the piano and its history.

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