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Piano Service Since 1975 – Piano Rebuilding and Tuning  – Historic Instrument Specialist

Serving London, Strathroy and surrounding counties of Middlesex and Lambton (Ontario, Canada)

Please explore this site!  View the Portfolio page to learn about piano interiors and our rebuilding work. 


Change to service due to the COVID-19 Pandemic:

As of December 19, 2020, I will no longer make visits to private homes. This policy will stay in force until the region returns to a lower level of infection.

I am available to advise via email on future work or purchase or sales of pianos. Feel free to contact me about piano maintenance questions and for referrals to other technicians who may be able to assist.  But as piano tuning is a non-essential service, that work is not allowed during the COVID-19 lockdown in Ontario.

Thank you for your understanding.


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Feature photo above, July 2019:    Heintzman model A upright built in 1909, action rebuilt by Ralph Thorn Pianos.  Moths and beetles had damaged most felt and cloth components, thus requiring a very comprehensive rebuilding of all mechanical aspects.  All felt, cloth and leather parts in the action and keyboard were replaced, only the original wood and metal remained.  A rebuilt piano can look like new, sound and play like new.  The four piano players in the house are very happy!  Below are two more photos of the same project.


Background photo: Strings of a 1880’s square grand rebuilt by Ralph Thorn

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