Andrew Gillispie, Piano Technician
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The piano tuner provided options that included a complete refurbishment of my old piano but did not try to push an upgrade to the scheduled regular tune-up. I chose the latter and am well satisfied.Jul 30, 2018Verified
Andrew let us know that there was an earlier opening in his schedule, so we were able to get our spinet tuned early. We have an old, somewhat broken down piano but he tuned and fixed it quickly and professionally without issue or complaint. We plan to invite him back whenever we need a tuning.Jan 31, 2018Verified
We wanted our piano tuned prior to the Hollidays. These folks had a full schedule but worked with us to find a time to squeeze us in. My experts were impressed with their skill and knowledge regarding our instrument and the results of their efforts. Great price, great work, professional, and responsive... excellent.Jan 4, 2018Verified
Andrew and his workers took such care moving my piano and tuning it and cleaning it. I would highly recommend AG Piano and Violin! Lorena Z.May 21, 2017
He tuned our piano and discussed its potential resale value in realistic terms.Oct 24, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My tuning price is the same no matter how far out of tune your piano is. It also includes fixing any minor problems your piano might have, like sticky keys or squeaky pedals. The idea being that your quote is your quote, no additional fees unless your piano has a more major problem. If it does, I will go over it with you and discuss everything thoroughly before doing anything.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I try to keep things simple and be understanding of my customer's varying lifestyles. I'm happy to communicate in whatever way is easiest for you, be it phone, email, or even text, and I do my best to get a sense of what you want ahead of time. I'm also happy to work my schedule around what works for you, to the best of my abilities, which is why I offer evening and weekend appointments. Once I've seen a piano for the first time, I generally do a quick evaluation and let you know it's age and condition, and if I see anything that could be fixed or adjusted, and I leave it up to you to determine if you'd like any extra work done.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a graduate of the North Bennet Street School's Advanced piano technology program and am a Registered Piano Technician with the Piano Technician's Guild. I apprenticed for three years with several different technicians. I worked for a while at the Mason and Hamlin Piano Factory and spent a year as the head technician for a Yamaha dealership.