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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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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Posted: 2 weeks ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

Another day, another Steinway. This one’s particularly unruly and needs a firm hand. Not for the faint hearted! #piano #pianotuner #steinway #pianotuning #pianotunerproblems #steinwaypiano ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted: 2 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

A very tall Petrof c1915, it comes up to my chin! Interesting celeste felt and very elegant sconces. #piano #pianotuner #cambridgepianotuner #petrof #tallpiano #celestepedal #sconce #sconces #oldpiano @ Sawston ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted: 2 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

The first signs of moth! Exterminate before your piano is clinking and clunking. #piano #pianotuner #pianoproblems #moth ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted: 4 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

Lovely Arts and Crafts Bechstein, properly restored. #piano #pianotuner #bechstein #artsandcrafts #bechsteinpiano #artsandcraftspiano #pianorestoration #jshenry #jshenrycasework ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted: 4 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

No such thing, oh no it isn’t as the bass is bichord and singles, and yes, I certainly will. #uprightirongrand #piano #pianotuner #pianoproblems #uprightgrand #checkaction ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted: 4 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

Not too close to the radiator! #piano #pianotuner #pianoproblems #radiator ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted: 4 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

Apologies to all those who are waiting for a reply to a tuning request! I am currently experiencing a high volume of work but will do my best to respond as quickly as possible. A quicker response is usually achieved by email rather than telephone. Thanks for your patience. ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted: 4 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

Music brings happiness! Before the telly was invented. #piano #pianotuner #music #happiness #oldadvertising #playerpiano #pianola ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted: 4 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

The sun is shining on a parade of astrology. #piano #pianotuner #pianologo #astrology ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted: 5 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

It’s always baffled me why DIY piano owners can never, ever stick their key tops back on straight. #piano #pianotuner #pianoproblems #pianokeys #gluejob #diy #pianorepair #perfectionist @ Cherry Hinton ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted: 5 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

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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Posted: 5 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

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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Posted: 5 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

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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Posted: 5 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

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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Posted: 5 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

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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Posted: 5 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

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

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Posted: 6 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

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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Posted: 6 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

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

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Posted: 6 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

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

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Posted: 6 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

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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Posted: 6 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

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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Posted: 6 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

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Cambridge Piano Tuner
You certainly need a high ceiling to get this piano tuned. #rippenpiano #pianotuner #piano #daftidea #designfail #highceilings #pianoproblems
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Posted: 6 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

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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Posted: 6 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

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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Posted: 8 months ago

Cambridge Piano Tuner

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

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PTAPianoforte Tuners’ Association

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IMIT

Institute of Musical Instrument Technology

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