The Piano Doctor Ltd, Belfast

The Piano Doctor Ltd Contact Details

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Contact:
Mark McKeown
Tel:
028 95 810 310
Mob:
07763 751 581
Email:
Address
3 Ilford Avenue
Belfast
County Down
BT6 9SF

About The Piano Doctor Ltd

The Piano Doctor offers a full range of services including piano tuning, piano repairs, piano regulation and more. Mark is available for expert help and advice, and provides his services in Northern Ireland and counties Monaghan, Louth and Donegal. If you are looking to purchase a piano and would like some expert advice before doing so, or you have a piano that needs to be serviced.

The Piano Doctor
Mark McKeown BMus DipPT CPT began taking a keen interest in keyboard instruments since the age of 4 years old. Since then he has led a music-driven life, studying music all the way up to a Bachelor of Music degree. Having sung and played with orchestras, he is trained in piano, keyboard, celeste, clarinet and saxophone, as well as orchestral conducting.

In 2005 Mark moved to Canada to pursue training as a piano technician at The University of Western Ontario. In addition to his training, he helped maintain the music department's practice pianos (approx 150 in all). During his time at UWO, Mark attended the Steinway factory, Steinway Hall and the Yamaha performers' studio that are all based in New York and where seminars were given by some of the leading piano technicians on the continent.

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The services Mark specialises in are:
  • Tuning pianos
  • Action regulation
  • Piano repairs
  • Advice on buying a piano
  • Piano maintenance
  • Restoration
  • Assessments/appraisals

Professional Piano Tuning Service
The Piano Doctor provides a five-star piano tuning service in Northern Ireland and counties Monaghan, Louth and Donegal. If you are in need of a professional to tune your piano. If you have a piano for personal or professional use, it is extremely important to arrange for it to be tuned regularly by a qualified piano tuner. The environment in which you keep your piano, its age and how frequently it is played can all have an effect on the tuning.

Mark has developed an array of knowledge over his many years of experience, tuning different styles and makes of pianos, including Steinway, Bechstein, Blüthner, Yamaha and Kawai. Mark also offers expert advice on piano tuning, and any repairs that your piano may need.

Piano Regulation
After a while, due to general playing of the piano and with temperature variations, the constant swelling and shrinking of the wood, compacting of cloth and felt, and the wearing of pins on which the hammers and other parts pivot, your instrument may start to feel ‘sluggish’ to play. Regulation refers to adjusting the thousands of mechanical parts of the piano to bring the instrument back to its optimum playing condition.

If you are having difficulty controlling your playing in soft passages of music, or cannot achieve the trill you are aiming for in faster passages as your piano will not allow you to repeat notes at speed, it is likely that your piano needs to be regulated. If you are experiencing these problems whilst playing and feel as though your piano is not responsive to the touch or reacting in the way you expect, contact Mark today.

Piano Repairs
Is your piano in need of repairs? Mark at The Piano Doctor can repair all kinds of pianos. A specialist in his field with decades of experience; you can guarantee your piano is in safe hands. As time goes on it is inevitable that your piano will be subject to some wear and tear, be it big or small, that will have an effect on different parts of the piano. As with all mechanical devices, these deteriorations will affect how the piano sounds or plays, or both.

By repairing or reconditioning old parts where possible, you can cut the cost of purchasing and fitting brand new parts. It is important to be mindful that the monetary value of your piano may dictate whether or not it is viable to engage in certain more major repairs. Anything can be repaired on your piano but for example, replacing the pin block of a 50 year old upright piano may, and in most cases probably would, cost more than the piano is actually worth.

Piano Restoration
Mark at The Piano Doctor has the experience and care to restore your treasured piano for a longer life. Bringing a valued piano back to near original condition is a responsibility that Mark he takes very seriously. Many pianos are family treasures and have been passed down from generation to generation. As with any careful restoration, it does take time to complete – so wherever you are in Northern Ireland, Mark can arrange for the collection and return of your piano for your convenience.

  • Soundboard repairs
  • Complete re-string
  • Pinblock replacements
  • Cabinet refinishes & French polishing
  • Replacement hammer sets
  • ,li>Replacing tapes, springs, felts and cloths


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