What Makes a Piano Tuner a Good Professional Tuner?


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I thought I would share my thoughts about what I believe makes a professional tuner good. As any piano tuning provider in London, you need to have good social skills, be able to talk with your clients, and most importantly, understand how to deal with their requests.

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Arriving on Time and being Professional in All Settings

Being punctual and arriving at the customer’s house not looking like you have 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 the course of our working day, we may visit a variety of locations 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.

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Good Understanding of Piano Works

Having some understanding of music and possibly being a musician can help with the theory of our job and what a professional piano tuner does during the course of a working day. Being diplomatic can also be beneficial, because people seem to get very connected to their pianos and often see professional advise as a personal attack.

People seem to have more connection to pianos than any other domestic item. Maybe I’m wrong, but some people take personal offence telling them “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 clients in their line of work? Clients are saying you can’t talk about my boiler like that!

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Know-How To Run Your Piano Business Well

A solid understanding of business is also advantageous. You can be the best piano tuner in the world, but if you don’t have any piano to tune, your talents will go unnoticed. Being flexible and ready to go to a variety of locations is extremely beneficial, as many clients are afraid to bring their pianos to me for tuning.

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Inspiring Blind Piano Tuners

Blind piano tuners who earn a profession by tuning pianos are always such an inspiration to me because they have to overcome the difficulty of travelling to and from unfamiliar locations in order to get to work every day. Many individuals who live in London find the daily commute to be a major inconvenience, but consider what it would be like to commute every day without the ability to see. I hope you enjoyed my blog’s introduction. I will continue next time.