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Margaret Dylan Jones
W.A. composer, pianist,
teacher, article writer
Online information & advice
Do-it-yourself care & maintenance
Finding the age & value of your piano
I can help you personally in Perth by
examining your piano or one that you are looking to buy, and giving you
my opinion. Or I can recommend some highly-experienced piano
tuner/technicians who provide a comprehensive and reliable service.
Examining secondhand pianos was one of my first hobbies. I used to love
going to the auctions where I'd take them apart and examine them with a
torch and a tuning fork, usually when no-one was looking. Though I'm
not an expert and have no formal
training in piano construction or maintenance, I can tell you the
basics, which could really help you put things in perspective and avoid
Sometimes the biggest mistake of all is to take the word of an
technician! Ask me how I know that.
Most of my experience has been with uprights but many principles also
apply to grand pianos.
About Your Piano
For an online service that will find the year of manufacture of your
its secondhand value,
the Age and Value of My Piano.
If you have a Yamaha or Eterna piano, click
Yamaha Piano Serial Number Age Listing.
Piano Maintenance etc
eBooks and Free Reports for these:
How To Tune Your Own
How To Repair Your Own Piano
Rebuild Your Own Piano
Re-Scale Your Own Piano
Refinish Your Own Piano
How To Build
Your Own Piano
How To Build
Your Own Piano Bench
How To Build Your
Tuning Tool Case
(no purchase required):
tuning site (above) is
designed to provide you with a vast
information about piano service and related subjects. They also supply
complete line of piano tuning tools, kits, parts and supplies. Plus a
complete line of stock & custom piano decals.
Why Does My Piano Go
Out of Tune?
How To Shop For A Good Piano
Is My Old
Piano Worth Rebuilding?
Should I Move My Own Piano?
How To Clean Ivory
You will also find an extensive list of accessories
such as piano
benches & stools, and piano moving equipment.
Piano Tuning &
Repairs Since 1965.
Repair & Tuning: What To Look For in a Secondhand Piano
Pins, Cracked Wrest Planks).
I've written this short article about old
uprights for everyday people who:
If you are buying or selling an old piano, make sure you read this
- have an old piano and want to maintain its tuning
- want to sell an old piano, or
- want to know what to look for when buying one.
Click here to see detailed
photos of the pianos in the article.
chair box: a device to elevate your pIano chair or
to sit at the piano.
keeping your piano's wrest plank (pin block)
in good condtion so it stays in tune.
Piano tuner /
and other piano resources
NOTE: ARPT means Australasian Registered Piano
Technician, only awarded to members of the Australasian Piano
Tuners & Technicians Association
(APTTA) who have passed a comprehensive assessment of their skills
taking up to 12 hours. All members of the APTTA are bound by a Code of
Peter Clark (ARPT). Tuning, Repairs, Sales. Mobile 0417 927
Accredited Yamaha and Kawai Tuner. Adv. Cert. Piano Tech. 1989.
Lives in Darlington WA 6070, and is very happy to tune all makes of
pianos in the hills and anywhere in the Perth metropolitan area.
for Peter's extensive qualifications and experience.
G. W. Ridge Pianos, Greg Ridge (ARPT). Ph 9352 8255 or
Mobile 0409 115 437, Gooseberry Hill WA 6076. ARPT
Australasian Piano Tuners & Technicians Association
See their list of technicians in each state. Currently, there are about
a dozen or so members in WA.
Piano Technicians Guild - big list of articles
Find an accompanist
anywhere in the world
Make a comment or ask a question and I'll try to give you a
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