What makes a Piano Tuner a Good Professional Tuner?
I thought I would share my thoughts about what I believe makes a piano tuner, a professional tuner good? As any piano tuning provider in London, you need to have good social skills, being able to talk with your clients and most importantly understand how to deal with your client’s requests.
Arriving on Time and being Professional in All Settings
Being punctual, arriving at the customer’s house looking like you haven’t been dragged through a hedge backwards also helps, to demonstrate competence and willingness to make the right kind of impression, as they say, the first impression counts for a lot. This is even before I talk about the training and skill set of a “professional Piano Tuner”. In our working day, we can go to lots of places to tune pianos, this can range from a school, a client home, or a theatre being aware of the social and professional requirements, of each kind of work, is necessary to act appropriately in all settings.
Good Understanding of Piano Works
Having some understanding of music, and possibly, being a musician can help with the theory of our work, and what it is a professional Piano Tuner actually does during a working day. Being a diplomat can also help, because, people seem to get really attached to their pianos, and sometimes take professional advice as some kind of personal attack.
People and pianos, seem to have more of a connection than any other domestic item maybe I’m wrong, but some people take personal offence, if your boiler needs changing, the thing that keeps you warm every winter. Are there central heating service professionals who face the same kind of emotional connection with their line of work? Clients are saying you can’t talk about my boiler like that!!!
Know-How To Run Your Piano Business Well
Having a good understanding of business also helps, you can be the best Piano Tuner out there, but if you haven’t got any Pianos to tune then your skills we never see the light of day. Being willing to be mobile, and travel to lots of different places really helps, because unfortunately, clients are unwilling to bring the Piano to me to get tuned.
Inspiring Blind Piano Tuners
I am always so inspired by Blind Piano Tuners who are out and about all over the UK every day, earning a living Tuning Pianos, have to take on the challenge of moving around in places they have never been before to get to work. Living in London, the daily commute is a be deal for lots of people, but can you imagine doing every day without being able to see? Hope you enjoyed the start of this blog, will continue next time.