Pianos by Jay

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42 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and value.
  • Thumbtack Customer

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    He did great job

    Aug 25, 2017
  • Liane W.

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    Jay got my antique piano back on pitch, no strings broken! He was responsive, fixed all kinds of things in the piano that I thought were unfixable. Also was very patient with my eight year old's many curiosity questions. Very happy!

    Aug 11, 2017Verified

About this pro

I love what I do. Every once in a while I while I am tuning a piano at someones house it hits me - I am making a living tuning pianos. I am doing the same work that some one has been doing for over 250 years. In many cases tuners have written (on the inside of the piano) when it was tuned and I have seen dates from 1900 on. I love that I am caring on a tradition and there is still a demand for craftsmanship. We live in such a digital world now a days. It is nice to have an acoustic instrument to play. I really like getting a piano that hasn't been tuned in years back in shape - breathing new life into the "ol'girl" especially when a parent tells me that their child is going to learn on it. The passing of tradition.

Years in business

15

Times hired on Thumbtack

74

Number of employees

1
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    Q & A

    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      I ask them to tell me about the piano - last time it was tuned, do all the notes work, are they happy with the way it is currently play, etc? When I am there I let them know all of their options.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I have been a musician most of my life. I graduated from Berklee College of Music as a drummer. I then graduated from the North Bennett Street School and became a certified piano technician. I also apprenticed at a piano shop.
    • How did you get started doing this type of work?
      Career change. I was an audio engineer and I have always been intrigued by the mechanics of pianos. I decided to take the leap. All these years later I am very glad I did.
    Coverage Area for Pianos by Jay is about 30+ miles of Somerville, MA.