Iain Gordon

Piano Services Ltd.

WELCOME

I hope over the following pages you will get a full insight into the services I can offer.

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 40years experience you can be assured of the highest levels of craftsmanship. Based in south 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 who want good Steinway pianos.

My work as Piano 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. Re-polishing can also be arranged.

I am resident technician at London’s Henry Wood Hall where I look after the Steinway concert grands which are used by visiting artists and all the major orchestras on a daily basis for recordings and rehearsals. The newest Steinway D here No 501630 from 1986 has been used on many recordings for EMI, Sony, Hyperion, Deutsche Grammophon and others. We also have the use of a 1935 Steinway D restored by me which is something a little different from a new piano, a different vintage. I’m also service contract holder at Trinity Laban conservatoire and also worked for twelve years at London’s Southbank Centre backing up and standing in for the contract holder in the preparation of their fleet of Steinway Ds. Concert and recording work consists largely of fine tuning and voicing checks and occasional adjustments to refine regulation. It’s all about keeping the pianos working at their optimum.

I try to keep a small stock of very carefully selected Steinway grand pianos for sale. Please see the Steinway Piano Sales page.

Some of the venues I have worked

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Steinway Piano Sales

I try to carry a small stock of very carefully selected serviced and rebuilt Steinway grand pianos for sale. I am always happy to give advice on buying new or used instruments…
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Piano Restoration / Servicing

The restoration process is a highly labour intensive operation, and the technical work alone can take around twenty or so days depending on the make of piano and extent of work...
Piano Tuning & Toning

Piano Tuning Toning / Voicing

All pianos require tuning from time to time and for a variety of reasons. Humidity, temperature, usage and general settling all play a part in determining how stable a piano tuning remains...

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Steinway’s at Henry Wood Hall

Steinway’s at Henry Wood Hall

  Early in January 2024 was the first recording session of the year on one of my Steinway’s at Henry Wood Hall for composer Thomas ...
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Steinway B

Restoration of a Steinway B

Here are a couple timelapse videos of me stringing a Steinway B from 1969 as part of the restoration process and something we do on ...
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STEINWAY B FOR SALE

Rebuilt Steinway B For Sale

This beautiful Steinway B in fiddleback mahogany is, without a doubt, one of the finest examples I have ever seen or worked on. A pianist ...
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Steinway D Grand piano

Steinway D at Henry Wood Hall

I first met Benjamin Grosvenor when he was a shy 15 year old and his dream then was to become a concert pianist. Well here ...
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Testimonials

5/5

To whom it may concern

About two years ago I was asked to evaluate a Steinway ‘B’ which was renovated by Iain Gordon at his workshop. After inspecting the piano I was so impressed by this work that I engaged him to carry out total renovation of my own Steinway ‘D’.

Iain Gordon was trained at Steinways in London and worked there for some years. He is quite simply a first-class piano technician who is completely dedicated to his work.

He rebuilt my piano with enormous expertise and care and his attention to detail and to sound was most impressive. Above all it was his total commitment to delivering a final result of the highest standard.

Furthermore, it was a great pleasure to have him work at the house. He has a very positive approach to life and it is most pleasant and enjoyable to converse with and be with him.

Therefore, I strongly recommend him to whoever may consider having any work done to their piano, for they will be getting outstanding value for money.

Martino Tirimo FRAM, FRSAMD

https://www.martinotirimo.com/
5/5

When the ceiling fell in (literally) on my 1900 Steinway, Iain Gordon restored it to a standard I never anticipated. The concern for detail has been very impressive indeed, and the instrument now sounds quite literally sweeter and more cultured than I have ever known it.

Graeme Humphrey

Ex Piano Professor, Royal Academy of Music
5/5

The job you did on my piano was utterly outstanding. It’s a totally different instrument! When you said “I’ve done some tonal work on it” I didn’t expect it to sound quite so amazing.

Many thanks!

Sean Jeffrey

Noble Artist Management

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