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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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Matt C.
May 2, 2022
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I needed a tuning on a baby grand piano. Jay was responsive, quick to set up a mutually convenient time, and showed up. He was able to work efficiently and tune the piano. Would hire him again.

Details: Baby grand • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Piano played a few times a year • More than 10 years old

Piano Tuning
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Larry W.
Apr 13, 2022
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Great experience, tuned the piano and did some repairs. Was professional and explained some things to me about my piano which I did not know. Thanks

Details: Upright • Not applicable • Piano played at least once a week • Unknown age • Fix sticky keys • Voicing • Regulation

Piano Tuning
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Amy W.
Jul 26, 2021
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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!

Details: Spinet • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Not applicable - new piano • More than 10 years old • Fix sticky keys

Piano Tuning
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Braha O.
Mar 15, 2022
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Piano was tuned to my satisfaction. Some repairs were done. Price was a bit high.

Details: Upright • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Piano played at least once a week • More than 10 years old • Pitch raise

Piano Tuning
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Paula g.
Jun 9, 2021
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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.

Details: Baby grand • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Piano played at least once a week • More than 10 years old

Piano Tuning
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  • 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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