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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. 

I try to change things on this website and add new material regularly, but sometimes it’s just too busy!


My policy on home visits in the new COVID-19 reality

After a long period of downtime I am gradually returning to home visits, with the following precautions.

  • I will visit wearing a mask
  • I appreciate your respecting distancing upon entry and during my visit
  • Please have all music and other items off the piano and off the top of uprights or grand lids, and away from the immediate vicinity of the piano
  • I will clean keys and immediate area around keyboard with an approved method
  • Payment by e-transfer is preferred

Thank you for your understanding. I look forward to assisting with your piano servicing needs.


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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

Website design by Tana Cook, 2014