Gallagher piano tuning and repairs Leeds

Qualified Registered Piano Tuner

I am a totally blind qualified registerd piano tuner living in Woodlesford Leeds. I give help advice and guidance with regards to pianos.

I tune and repair pianos in the traditional way using a tuning fork we carry out work in schools, colleges and private homes, in the Atherton area. Most of my clients have their pianos tuned to concert pitch A440. However, some pianos, due to their age, cannot be tuned to A440. However, I always try to bring the piano up to pitch when possible. Pitch is very important to young pianist when learning the piano. Particularly for young Children under the age of eight, the wrong pitch can put them off , if the note they are playing on their piano is not the same pitch compared to the one on their music teacher's piano. However, bringing the piano up to pitch takes more time and therefore can cost more

Why do we need to maintain our piano? The piano is a highly developed, complicated piece of equipment. It contains about 240 different lengths of highly tensioned wire. (Approx. 160lbs per note and a 15% increase in the bass giving you an overall strain on the frame of 21 tons approx.) These lengths of wire go to make up 85 to 88 notes spread across the musical range. Plus, for each note, there exists a mechanism, which in the case of an upright piano contains up to 14 different moving parts. In the case of a grand up to 22 per note.

A piano must be maintained at a specific tension to achieve a good musical sound for the strings, the matter of maintenance becomes an on-going process. Since a piano consists mainly of wood and iron, all of this is subject to movement when the temperature and humidity change. The movement of the wooden sound board, framework, cause the wires to change tension without prompting by the user. Thus, it becomes necessary to set up a minimal schedule of tuning of the instrument to ensure reliable and pleasant results. Of course, this schedule can't be, nor is it a hard and fast one. But, we can make recommendations and set out guidelines. You should evaluate your piano usage in terms of your own experience.

I do work for piano dealers in Sheffield area. I have been tuning pianos since 1974. I worked for Crane and sons for a while then moved to be the head tuner for Wilson Peck of Sheffield for four years.I started work for myself in 1979. I also can tone a piano to make the sound much more mellow.

I travel to the following places.

Sheffield, Leeds, Retford, Cambridge, Doncaster, Wakefield, Barnsley, York, Huddersfield, Harrogate, Rotherham, Rawmarsh, Chesterfield, Bazzlow,

Places I also tune pianos in are Sheffield:. Dore, Totley, Fullwood, Bens green, Whirlow, Lodge Moor, Crookes, Walkley, Hull, Cottingham, Beverly, Hessle, Willouby, Brigg, Scunthorpe, Brough, Withernsea, North Feriby, South Feriby Woodmansey.

In Leeds. Yeadon, Burley, Guiseley, Woodlesford, Rothwell, Otley, John Gallagher.

Appointments:

Monday to Friday
First appointment is 8:30 am
Last appointment is 7:00 pm

Saturday
First appointment is 8:30 am
Last appointment is 1:00 pm

Call 07884 053102 or skype name is johngallagher2006

Email tuning@piano-tuner-yorkshire.co.uk