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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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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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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Quite an obscure one - Klimt ... See MoreSee Less

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Inside many pianos are wonderful artworks which only the tuner gets to see! I'll start sharing a few of these, starting with this one from Ed. Seiler. ... See MoreSee Less

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A number of people are writing emails to me and my replies are getting caught by their over-zealous spam catchers. I do hope they realise this (eventually) and not think I'm rude in not replying! Please check your spam folder. ... See MoreSee Less

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If you're receiving reminders for tuning, it's probably best to act on it quickly as I'm booking 4 to 6 weeks ahead now. Reminders go out on the first of the month and are a really good way of ensuring the months, or even years, don't go by without giving your beloved instrument some due care and attention!
Email me if you'd like to register for a regular reminder.
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An interested client asked how many parts are there in a piano? Depending on how you count them and who you ask, the answer varies from about 8,000 to over 12,000! Personally, I've never counted them, the important thing is that they are are all in the right place and doing the right thing! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy New Year! The first half of this month is taken up with schools and colleges so I may not be available quite as soon as you'd like - best to book as early as possible. ... See MoreSee Less

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I'm fully booked now until mid January - sorry to disappoint if you needed a tuning sooner. May I take this opportunity to thank everyone for their custom this year and wish you all a merry and musical Christmas! ... See MoreSee Less

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I know Christmas isn't far off when I see this magnificent tree dwarfing the baby grand! I have limited availability left until January so if you need a tuning please get in touch. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness - also the time to book your piano in for a tune. If you want to be sure of a tuning before Xmas, better contact me now! ... See MoreSee Less

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It's been a very busy summer and autumn looks set to be just as hectic. Sorry if you're having to wait a few weeks before I can see you, best to book up early. ... See MoreSee Less

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Does it seem like ages since you last had your piano tuned? I'm always busy so please take the initiative to contact me. I have set most regular clients to receive regular automated reminders - please contact me if you'd appreciate one! ... See MoreSee Less

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Piano Tuner: I've come to to tune your piano Madam.
Madam: But I didn't order a tuning or ask you to call!
Piano Tuner: No, that's right - but your neighbour did!
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This heat might well knock out the tuning on your piano if it's in the sun! Do try and ensure it's in the shade. ... See MoreSee Less

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PTAPianoforte Tuners’ Association

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IMIT

Institute of Musical Instrument Technology

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