I attended The London College of Furniture in London and studied for 4 years to qualify as a Piano Technician with BTec. HND and City and Guilds qualifications.
On leaving college I gained a large part of the Surrey Schools Contract and spent 2 years servicing a huge number and variety of pianos all over that large county.
When the Schools Contract came to an end I decided to build up my own piano tuning and repair round in and around the Colchester area.
In 1990 I passed the entrance exam of Piano Tuners' Association (the PTA) our professional Association. I have regularly attended PTA Training and Conventions to keep up with latest techniques and developments in the trade. From 2009 I served for 6 years on the Executive Council, two of those as Vice President of the PTA from 2013-2015.
I am pleased to say that I have an excellent reputation and have had well over 600 customers including Piano and Music Teachers, Schools and Professionals. I have also completely reconditioned and restored many instruments over the last 32 years.
Some years ago, I started to sell good quality pianos including reconditioned quality Yamahas.
Disappointed by the dreadful cheap pianos customers were buying on auction sites and the like I decided to offer monthly rental options on all my pianos at a variety of rates. This has proved a popular option for those customers who need to work to a budget or who want to 'try before they buy'.
In 2021 I decided to concentrate on the piano sales and monthly hire side of the business and passed on my piano tuning round to my old college friends Barry and Roberta Caradine. who I highly recommend if you are wanting your piano tuned. Click here for piano tuning and repair only: http://www.caradine.uk/
My other interests include composing, tennis and playing the piano of course!