Mr Gibbs MABPT, Dip AEWVH, C&GLI

Mr Gibbs MABPT, Dip AEWVH, C&GLI

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  • Castle Bromwich, West Midlands B24 0BA
    England
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I qualified as a piano tuner in March 1988 having undertaken a rigorous three-year full-time course in Hereford. Whilst most of my work is private I also tune pianos in churches and Schools. I currently have School contract, for which it is necessary to be CRB checked.

I have tuned grand pianos in concert venues, such as, symphony hall and Adrian Bolt hall in Birmingham Garrick theatre in Lichfield, and Sutton Coldfield townhall.

 

Mr. W. Gibbs provides the following services:

•     Tuning in Homes, Schools, Theaters and Concerts Venues
•     Minor on site repairs
•    Replacement broken strings
•     Advice on purchasing a new or second-hand piano
•    Piano Life Saver Installer

Appointments:

Monday to Friday
First appointment is 9:00am
Last appointment is 5:00pm

Saturday
By Arrangement only

Mr. W. Gibbs has been vetted by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and approved to work in situations with vulnerable adults or children

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Did You Know Piano Facts

1709
The year 1709 is the one most sources give for the appearance of aninstrument which can truly be called a "Pianoforte." The writer Scipione Maffei wrote an article that year about the pianoforte created by Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1732), who had probably produced four "gravicembali col piano e forte" or harpsichords with soft and loud. This instrument featured the first real escapement mechanism and is often called a "hammer harpsichord." The small hammers were leather covered. It had bichords throughout, and all the dampers were wedge-shaped. By 1726 he seems to have fitteda stop for the action to make the hammers strike only one of twostrings. He had produced about twenty pianos by this time and thenhe is presumed to have gone back to making harpsichords,probably from the lack of interest in his pianos. Three of hispianos remain extant today: one with four octaves, dated 1720, is in NewYork; one with four and a half octaves, from 1726, is in Leipzig,Germany; and there is one in Rome from 1722. There are approximately ten plucked instruments surviving today with the name Cristofori on them.