VIDEO // ABOUT
I am a self employed piano tuner and technician based in Milton Keynes and I specialise in Yamaha pianos.
I cover Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire for my piano tuning and repairs service, and also offer regulation, voicing and maintenance in these areas for both grand and upright pianos.
In addition to Yamaha, I also regularly work on Steinway, Boston, Essex, Kawai and Bosendorfer pianos.
Having always been interested in musical instruments, I first began working in the piano industry near me, as an apprentice in Milton Keynes for Yamaha-Kemble in 1997. I started off learning upright piano regulation on Japanese and Kemble made instruments before progressing to tuning and grand piano regulation.
I moved to London in 2002 for a short time and having previously only worked on new pianos, I spent a year at J Reid pianos in Tottenham where I first began learning about reconditioning Yamaha and Japanese upright pianos.
I returned to Yamaha after this and was at this time jointly responsible for quality control on upright and grand pianos. Tuning, regulation, voicing, casework and polyester repairs all had to be carried out to a high standard before distribution to the UK network of piano dealers.
I worked on many silent, hybrid and disklavier pianos during these years and was sent to Hamburg for training on MK4 Disklaviers.
In 2007 I began working as a concert piano tuner/technician for Steinway & Sons in London and spent 5 years there before starting my own business in 2012.
It was at this time that I also held the position of head of piano tuning and technical service at Chappell of Bond St (Yamaha Music London) for 18 months whilst continuing to build my own customer base near me in the three counties.
Please get in contact via form, phone, text message or email for questions, availability and cost.
"Martin is a rare talent and a highly gifted piano technician and tuner. He has a unique ability to cater for the requirements of even the most demanding concert pianist. Martin is affable, professional and skilled and he has done a wonderful job tuning and maintaining our brand new fleet of Steinway pianos here at Stowe School."