About Tim Hendy
Tim ensures a great service, from restoration through to fine tuning. He consistently delivers.
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Tim’s interest in music dates to his childhood, when he sang in church choirs with his family. A fascination with the church organ led him to try to become an organ builder, but no firm would take him on at such a young age. Considering pianos to be the next best thing, Tim got himself an apprenticeship at Steinway & Sons London in the summer of 1978, at the age of sixteen.
During his time at Steinway, Tim mastered all aspects of piano design and restoration, as well as piano tuning and voicing. At the London College of Furniture - now the London Metropolitan University - he gained his City and Guilds in Musical Instrument Technology.
In 1984 Tim accepted an offer with Danish piano firm Mattson and McGehee Pianovaerkstedet, in Odense. He remained in Denmark for seven years, during the last of which he became the Head Technician for grand piano restoration at Egtved Pianofabrik.
Tim returned to the England in 1991, and in 2004 opened his own workshop facilities. Since then he has been pleased to offer bespoke piano reconditioning of the highest standards to his many clients, both professional musicians and devoted amateur music-lovers.
A resident of Kingston upon Thames for nearly half a century, Tim is a lifelong music-lover (classical and jazz), multifaceted musician, avid motorcycle enthusiast, and a devoted father.
Notable citations and accomplishments include:
- 1978: Apprenticed to Steinway & Sons at the age of sixteen
- 1984: Appointment to Mattson and McGehee Pianovaerkstedet, Odense, Denmark
- 1993: Became a member of the Pianotuners’ Association
- 1997: Gained a Distinction in an access course for music at Merton College, Wimbledon
- 2000: Received a Bachelor of Music degree at Kingston University
- 2004: Tim Hendy Pianos Workshop opens
- 2008: Official piano tuner, Hampton Court Festival
Contact Tim Hendy
Member of the Pianoforte Tuners’s Association since 1993
Telephone 07976 210140 to book an appointment.
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