Mr. B Heaton FABPT,Dip AEWVH, FIMIT, MMPTA (usa), , CGLI,

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I recondition, repair, and tune pianos in the Lancashire area of England. I cover all of Lancashire

Mr. Heaton has been providing the following services in Lancashire since 1979:

Appointments:

Monday to Friday
First appointment is 8:30 am
Last appointment is 4:00 pm

I was trained as a Piano Tuner at RNCB back in the 70s where I received a diploma in piano tuning and repair. I also obtained my City and Guilds String Instrument Design, String Instrument Repair, and String Instrument Tuning and Toning, parts one and two, in all three City and Guilds. I also completed Action Finishing and Regulating part one. As part of my training in 1978, I spent six weeks at Bentley Pianos on tuning and toning and one day a week out of the six in the action finishing and regulating department. During that same year, I was awarded the Clothworkers' prize for the highest exam pass for City and Guilds for all of the UK. In 1979, I spent time at Kemble-Yamaha on voicing and toning. In 1979, I received the Layton prize for best piano repairer, and that prize was awarded to me byHRH the Prince of Wales. In 1980, I started to work for Hunt's Pianos in Darwen, at the time the largest restoration/wholesaler in the UK with over 2,000 pianos in stock at any one time. The following year I was promoted to head technician among five technicians and two apprentices. In November 1986 I set up my own workshop and piano tuning round, since them, I have attended technical refresher courses with Bluthner, Yamaha-Kemble, Kawai Pianos, Renner (UK,) Konig (UK) and in 2017 spent 2 days at the Steingraeber Piano Factory in Germany observing their ways of working on pianos. We travel around in a Nissan EV200 All electric van, keeping our carbon footprint as low as possible.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY PIANO TUNED?

Have your piano tuned as often as you feel necessary some clients have it tuned 3 time a year, however, a bare minimum of once a year is recommended. MANUFACTURERS recommend twice a year because: when you turn on the heating in the winter, and when you turn it off in spring.. These are the times of year when big humidity change starts to shrink or swell the wooden structure of the piano, and it starts to drift out of tune. You have small changes of humidity all the time and this is what put a piano out of tune more than playing. So even if you donít use your piano much you still should have it tuned once a year

WHAT THE MANUFACTURERS HAVE TO SAY:

Steinway & Sons

"...no matter how expertly a piano is tuned, atmospheric variations and the nature of the piano's construction constantly conspire to bring it off pitch"

Yamaha Pianos

"...a piano should be tuned at least twice a year."
" Complete piano service should include periodic regulation and voicing in addition to tuning."

Kemble Pianos

"...a piano should be tuned at least twice a year."

Bluthner Pianos

"Bluthner Pianos and most manufacturers agree that a piano should be tuned at least twice per year by a qualified piano tuner."

Contact us on 0845 643 1083
Mobile: 07973 628608
Email: tuning@piano-tuner-lancashire.co.uk





Post code areas and towns that we cover in Lancashire

BB1, BB10, BB11, BB12, BB2, BB3, BB4, BB5, BB6, BB7, BB8, BB9, BL0, BL6, BL7, FY1, FY2, FY3, FY4, FY5, FY6, FY7, FY8, L37, L39, L40, LA1, LA2, LA3, LA4, LA5, LA6, OL12, OL13, PR1, PR2, PR3, PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8, PR9, WN6, WN8