Cambridge Piano Tuner

Nigel Donovan is a professional piano tuner and technician serving the Cambridge area. Established 1980, he is an accredited Member of The Institute of Musical Instrument Technology and a member (and past Vice President) of the Pianoforte Tuners’ Association.

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Repairs

 

Many minor repairs can be done in situ, whilst any major repairs or reconditioning can be facilitated through an established network of highly skilled renovators.

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Piano sales

 

Helping to satisfy the growing demand for quality used pianos at affordable prices by supplying high quality, pre-owned, refurbished Yamaha U Series pianos from Japan.

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Please feel free to give me a call on either of the numbers at the top of the page or send me a message to book a tuning.
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Once my bread and butter, now unusual enough to be a treat when in good nick which most aren’t. Aural tuning only, ETDs are more trouble and less accurate on them. #piano #pianotuner #straightstrung #overdamper #birdcagepiano #pianotuning #pianotuningsoftware #auralpianotuning ... See MoreSee Less

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Good advice but a little harsh! And stickers, really? #piano #pianotuner #guarentee #humidifier #humidity #daleforty #pianoadvice @ Caldecote, Cambridgeshire ... See MoreSee Less

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One for the smoking pianist. A hidden ashtray beneath the keys. #piano #pianotuner #berrypiano #ashtray #bakelite #hiddenashtray #smoker ... See MoreSee Less

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This Tuner noted the weather conditions every time he tuned this piano. You have to be a perfectionist in this job. #piano #pianotuner #challenpiano #tuner #weatherreport #pianokeys #perfectionist @ Cambourne ... See MoreSee Less

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Lovely sconces. On a pre WW1 piano, this pair is worth more than the piano itself. #piano #pianotuner #howlettpiano #sconces #sconce #candlestick #candles #aspidistra @ Cambridge, Cambridgeshire ... See MoreSee Less

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Tuning four times a year might be a tad OTT. #piano #pianotuner #pianotuning #rushworthanddreaper #ott #tuningfrequency ... See MoreSee Less

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Before and after moth attack. #piano #pianotuner #pianotechnician #bechstein #keyframe #keybed #moth #mothattack #mothdamage #pianofelt #pianokeys #pianokeyboard #pianoproblems @ Gog Magog Hills

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Super piano stool. #piano #pianotuner #pianostool #pianobench #ornate ... See MoreSee Less

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My gold tuning fork. Perfect for the executive piano tuner. #piano #pianotuner #tuningfork #pitchfork #johnwalker #gold #executive ... See MoreSee Less

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The Crusher! This machine gives a new piano a good workout before its final regulation. This one was in the Kemble factory, Milton Keynes, before it closed down and production was moved to Indonesia. #piano #pianotuner #kemblepianos #miltonkeynes #thecrusher ... See MoreSee Less

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A very elaborate trademark for a very average piano. #trademark #logo #design #piano #pianotuner #winklemannpiano #winklemann #grandpiano #greatdesign ... See MoreSee Less

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You certainly need a high ceiling to get this piano tuned. #rippenpiano #pianotuner #piano #daftidea #designfail #highceilings #pianoproblems

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You certainly need a high ceiling to get this piano tuned. #rippenpiano #pianotuner #piano #daftidea #designfail #highceilings #pianoproblems ... See MoreSee Less

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I'm a bit snowed under with all the requests for tuning! Please be patient, I'll get round to answering shortly. Emails are quickest, phone calls take longer. ... See MoreSee Less

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Such an elaborate decal should be seen, not hidden inside the piano! ... See MoreSee Less

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It's that time of year again! Appointments are getting scarce now so if you need a tuning before Christmas, you'd better get your request in quickly! ... See MoreSee Less

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This beautiful Blüthner grand piano is for sale. Model 6, 6'2" in length with Aliquot scale and roller action, manufactured 1984 with a bright mahogany finish and three pedals. It has a wonderful rich tone. In the Royston area, well worth a visit if you are looking for a quality grand piano. Ask me for details. ... See MoreSee Less

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From Kelly's Directory of Cambridge 1957. I wonder if any of my more senior clients remember one of these tuners? ... See MoreSee Less

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Cambridge Piano Tuner shared Classic FM's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

(via Classical Music Humor)

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This year has seen a surge in tuning enquiries - please be patient or book 4 - 6 weeks in advance! I'm sorry if I can't always fulfil a short notice request. ... See MoreSee Less

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Piano Tuna, that old chestnut. ... See MoreSee Less

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I'm not on Twitter but here's my Tweet of the Day! ... See MoreSee Less

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Appointments before Christmas are very few now, better get in quick if you need me! And if I don't see you, have a very happy one. ... See MoreSee Less

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This piano has an odd pedal - inspired by an organ stop to operate the celeste. ... See MoreSee Less

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PTAPianoforte Tuners’ Association

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IMIT

Institute of Musical Instrument Technology

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