Piano Tuning — Piano Repairs & Restoration — Piano Sales
What customers say:
Tim, I was extremely happy with the work you did on my Steinway grand. The piano is now performing better than it was when it first came to us twenty years ago, and has regained its phenomenal tonal qualities. This would not have been possible without your expertise. I would be happy to recommend you to anyone seeking to bring a fine instrument to the ultimate level of performance.
Tim Hendy Pianos offers over 30 years of experience in the expert care, maintenance and restoration of Steinway and other fine grand and upright pianos.
First-class piano tuning, maintenance and repair services for grand and upright pianos in the home, concert venue and studio. All work meets the highest standards of quality, whether the instruments are for professional, amateur or home use.
News: Tuning at Shepperton Studios for ‘Anna Karenina’
Arriving at Shepperton Studios to tune the 1880’s Bechstein boudoir grand for the new Anna Karenina production, release date 7th September, I was escorted through the workaday concrete exterior into a fairytale setting: a vast ballroom, ballustraded sweeping mahogany staircases, plush carpeting, fabulous trompe l’oeil and all manner of tradesmen drilling, chopping, hacking, chiseling, and drinking tea. Not the easiest environment in which to tune such a venerable, fancy instrument, but needs must.
The piano was very careworn and had loose casework parts - mostly ornate fretwork etc - which needed gluing back into place, but otherwise it was totally standard internally. It had obviously been restrung a few times, however, and some of the tuning pins were a little looser than desirable, but I’m sure I made a good job of it. I’m looking forward more to seeing Keira than the Bechstein on the big screen, however!
Drawing on years of experience, Tim Hendy will tune your piano to the correct intervals, while also responding to the subtleties of your piano's intonation. During tuning visits he is often able to assess potential problems and to effect repairs on site which might normally be considered workshop jobs.
Repairs, Reconditioning and Restoration
Major repairs, mechanical reconditioning and full restoration jobs on modern and antique pianos are performed at Tim Hendy's piano workshop in southwest London. Clients are welcome to visit the workshop to observe restoration and reconditioning work on their pianos. Clients are assured of:
- Strict quality control standards
- Reliable, punctual and pleasant service
- Competitive prices and accurate delivery schedules
Tim regularly services instruments for four of the UK’s premier piano companies:
- Steinway & Sons
- Chamberlain Music
- Jacques Samuel Pianos
- Piano Warehouse
Tim Hendy offers his customers the opportunity to buy carefully selected pre-owned pianos, presentable and satisfying to beginners as well as professionals. Pianos sold by Tim Hendy are tuned at concert pitch, with smooth easy actions. They are attractive, gracing any home. They will certainly give pleasure for many decades and I am proud to be able to offer them for sale affordably. Two-year guarantee as standard.
Specialising in the replacement of Steinway action rails
The Steinway action rail is a design patented in the late 1800s, and employed in all of the company’s iconic grand pianos ever since. Unfortunately, these rails are prone to splitting and warping, as the hardwood core can swell in high humidity, causing the inflexible outer brass tube to crack. All Steinway grands are checked for this potential fault, and measures are suggested to rectify the problem when necessary.
Contact Tim Hendy
Member of the Pianoforte Tuners’s Association since 1993
Telephone 07976 210140 to book an appointment.
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Areas covered for piano tuning and on-site repairs
Addlestone | Battersea | Cheam | Central London | Chelsea | Chertsey | Chessington | Clapham | Claygate | Cobham | Croydon | Dorking | Egham | Epsom | Esher | Fulham | Guildford | Hammersmith | Hampton | Hounslow | Isleworth | Kensington | Kingston upon Thames | Lambeth | Leatherhead | London | Molesey | New Malden | Putney | Redhill | Reigate | Richmond | Shepperton | Staines | Sunbury on Thames | Surbiton | Sutton | Surrey | Teddington | Thames Ditton | Twickenham | Virginia Water | Walton on Thames | Wandsworth | West Byfleet | Weybridge
Areas covered for piano reconditioning, restoration, Steinway action rail replacement
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