Pianos by Jay
Pianos by Jay

Pianos by Jay

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Introduction: 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.
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18 years in business

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Amy W.

Piano Tuning

Jay worked diligently on our piano that hadn’t been tuned in over 20 years! He knows his craft and provided me with a thorough explanation of what he was doing. Great work!
Jul 26, 2021
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Paula g.

Piano Tuning

This is the second time I’ve had Jay tune my pianos, which were way out of tune. He did a great job. He arrived promptly and worked hard, explaining the issues well.
Jun 9, 2021
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Wayne M.

Piano Tuning

In addition to tuning he pointed out potential maintenance down the line and how to recognize them. Jay knows much about piano manufacturing history and was able to tell us some anecdotes about our model.
Jan 26, 2021
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Barbara B.

Piano Tuning

He arrived on time and spent a long time working on our very out of tune piano. He was very informative as he discussed what needed to be done. I would recommend Jay to anyone who needs a piano tuner.
Nov 11, 2020
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Danielle C.

Piano Tuning

Pianos by Jay was great! He was quick to respond and inquire about my needs, punctual, EXTREMELY knowledgeable and was honest about just how tuned my piano could be due to its age and repairs that were not really needed for fear of damaging again due to the age of the piano. (I'm being kind when I say our piano is ANCIENT!!!) I felt very good about Jays assessment and would DEFINITELY hire him again or reach out in the future when ready to purchase a newer piano as he assists customers with the buying process as well, referring to reputable dealers or 'test driving' a piano you're thinking of buying. Well worth the money and my sons piano teacher said the tuning has made a BIG difference.
Oct 7, 2020
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FAQs

  • 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.

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