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Iain Gordon Piano Services Ltd.
Steinway Piano Tuner/Technician

Welcome to my website.

I hope over the following pages you will get an accurate insight into the services I can offer and should you decide to contact me, I will do my utmost to advise and help you with your individual needs and requirements.

I am an independent Steinway & Sons trained Piano Tuner/Technician specialising in the servicing, rebuilding, tuning and toning of fine German grand pianos, and with 30 years experience, you can be assured of the highest levels of craftsmanship.

My love of music began as a boy when I got my first guitar, piano came soon after when I was 13 years old…my first piano had notes which wouldn’t work and that’s when I got the bug…and here I am 40 years later still regularly preparing Steinway pianos for some of the finest musicians in the world.

I live in Lee, South London, and have a workshop in Greenwich, South-East London, I am available for work throughout the UK and internationally.

Please contact me if you have a Steinway grand piano for sale, I always have customers waiting for good Steinway pianos to restore and service. Currently I particularly need Steinway A, O, B and D grands.

My work as Technician

My work as a piano technician includes all aspects of piano servicing, from tuning and check-over, to servicing on site, which can be between one and five days, and full grand piano restoration at the workshop, which is around four to six weeks work.

I am resident technician at London’s Henry Wood Hall where I look after the Steinway concert grand pianos which are used by top pianists and all the major orchestras on a daily basis for recording and rehearsals. The newest Steinway D here No 501630 circa 1986 was brought up to top condition in May’09 with a new Steinway Hamburg action. This piano is proving to be very popular and it's not unusual for artists to select this piano in preferance to a brand new Steinway. It has been used on many recordings for EMI, Sony, Hyperion and others. It is also available for occasional hire by special arrangement with Henry Wood Hall. I also do regular work at London’s Southbank centre on their fleet of seven Steinway concert grands.

My own particular passion is for Steinway grand pianos, the quality of tone and responsive touch and feel all make for me the ultimate piano. I try to keep a small stock of very carefully selected Steinway grand pianos for sale. Please see the Steinway Piano Sales page.

Re-polishing can also be arranged.

Some of the venues I have worked

Alderney Music Society BBC Maida vale Studios BBC Portland Place Bishopsgate Hall Blackheath Concert Halls EMI Recording Studios, Abbey Road Guildhall School of Music and Drama Henry Wood Hall http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCQyhocSFXQ Jazz Cafe, London Kensington Palace
London College of Music and Media Pizza Express, Knightsbridge Porcupine Recording Studio Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club Royal Northern College of Music Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Southbank Centre, London
St Luke’s Church, Islington, home of the LSO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P85tYoYa0Es&NR=1 Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Wigmore Hall

Testimonials

Testimonial from Henry Wood Hall   IMG_6976   Iain Gordon seems to have achieved an unusually high level of accomplishment in the field of piano servicing and voicing. Since fitting a new action to our 25 year old Steinway D it has been used regularly by many of the Worlds finest pianists. The remarks and feedback have been almost 100% positive and to name a few, Andras Schiff loves it, Manny Ax wanted to take it on tour, Murray Perahia sat down to warm up and didn’t get up for 30 minutes, when his rehearsal time was over he stayed in the hall and continued practicing…clear approval!! As Simon Perry director of Hyperion Records says, it’s unusual to find such a good resident piano in a recording venue and especially one that top artists are happy to use!! Well done Iain!
Andrew Stevens and Charles Strickland Managers, Henry Wood Hall
Testimonial from pianist Martin Jones Iain Gordon has just completed work on my Steinway Model C. For a very reasonable price he replaced the action, upper strings and regulated, toned and overhauled the entire piano. I am so pleased with the result I now think that the piano had never been set up properly!!! Thanks to his meticulously careful work, I now have what feels and sounds like a brand new Steinway. I shall have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. Many thanks
Martin Jones Concert Pianist
  Please see the Testimonials page for more.