HISTORY

T. HARVEY

PIANO RESTORATION

&

REPAIRS

UK

Since 1975

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History


I joined Harrods Piano Workshop in Knightsbridge, London on the 7th April 1975 as a Trainee Piano Restorer/Technician, aged 16 years. Five years later, and a very competent restorer, I joined Chappells of Bond Street Piano Workshop for several years and then moved on to Monington and Weston Piano Factory at Masterpiece Works in Kentish Town, North London. By this time, Monington and Weston had stopped making pianos and now specialised in making and re-covering keys for pianos, organs and harpsichords for  a worldwide market.

 

Harrod's piano workshop 1975
Monington & Weston 1984
Monington & Weston 1987
Kew gardens 1993
Willesden Lane 2016
Brushing up my voicing (toning) technique at the FEURICH piano factory. Vienna 2016

Three years later I decided to go it alone and have subsequently worked as an independent restorer for the public and trade, subcontracting for all of the top London Piano Houses over the past 30 years, eg. Steinway & Sons, Bluthner, Bosendorfer, Bechstein, Welmar, Harrods Ltd and Heckscher and Co. Ltd.  Sadly, all of the aforementioned London workshops have now closed and I now work alone in my Hertfordshire workshop.

STEINWAY - BLUTHNER - BECHSTEIN - BOSENDORFER - YAMAHA - STEINWAY - BLUTHNER - BECHSTEIN - BOSENDORFER - YAMAHA - STEINWAY