Mr A Howard

Mr A Howard
4.75 star(s) from 8 votes
We do all forms of piano repairs from a broken string, a replacement hammer shank, key coverings, fixing and repairing body parts/piano case works, as minor repairs.
For major repairs we can do a full action refurbishment- rebuild, we can restring and repin the whole piano, we can fix cracks on soundboards, fix broken keys, french polishing and polyester case repair, realigned or fit and replace dampers, fix and replace full sets of hammerheads, fix or replace pedal systems. We can also fix and repairs silent pianos. We repair both grand and upright pianos of all makes and models; Yamaha, Steinway, Bluthner, Beckstein, Kawai, Fazioli, Allison,, John Broadwood and Sons and all the others. 
We can also move your piano should you require it whether you are moving into London or outside London we can transport your instrument. We also offer piano disposal and piano storage. 

We are a company that provides piano tuning, piano restorations, piano removals, piano repairs and piano servicing. Based in London, we serve all boroughs: 

Lewisham
Greenwich,
Bromley,
Kensington and Chelsea,
Hammersmith
Fulham,
Lambeth
Southwark,
Bexley
Richmond,
Ealing,
Wandsworth,
Newham
 
 
Kensington and Chelsea are served::
Brompton, Chelsea,Earl's Court Holland Park,Ladbroke Grove, \kensington, North Kensington, South Kensington, Notting Hill, West Brompton, World's End.

 

Leweisham are searved  Bell Green, Bellingham,Blackheath ,Catford,Brockley, Chinbrook,Crystal Palace, Deptford,Downham, Forest Hill, Grove Park, Hatcham, Hither Green,Honor Oak, Ladywell, Lee, Lee Green, Lewisham, Lower Sydenhma, |New Cross, Perry Vale,St. John's,Sydenham Upper Sydenham.
 
Greenwich areas served : Abbey Wood ,Avery Hill ,Blackheath, Charlton ,Coldharbour,DeptfordEltham ,Horn Park ,Greenwich ,Greenwich Peninsula ,Kidbrooke ,Lee ,Mottingham,)New Charlton , New Eltham, Plumstead ,Shooters Hill ,Thamesmead yWell Hall ,Westcombe Park, Woolwich

Lambeth areas served Brixton ,Brixton Hill ,Clapham,Clapham Park ,Crystal Palace ,Gipsy Hill ,Herne Hill ,Kennington, Lambeth ,Loughborough Junction,Balham ,Oval ,lStockwell ,Streatham ,Streatham Hill ,Tulse Hill ,Vauxhall ,Waterloo ,West Dulwich ,West Norwood

Westminster areas served Bayswater Kensal Town  ,Maida Vale ,Paddington ,Paddington Green, Queen's Park , Westbourne ,Westbourne Green

Camden areas served Belsize ,Bloomsbury ,Camden Town with Primrose Hill ,Cantelowes ,Fortune Green ,Frognal and Fitzjohns ,Gospel Oak ,Hampstead Town ,Haverstock ,Highgate, Holborn and Covent Garden Kentish Town ,Kilburn, King's Cross ,Regent's Park,St Pancras and Somers Town, Swiss Cottage ,West Hampstead
 
Southwark areas served: Bankside ,BermondseyBorough/Southwark ,Camberwell,Crystal Palace ,Denmark Hill,Deptford ,Dulwich ,Dulwich Village,East Dulwich,Elephant and Castle,Herne Hill ,Honor Oak ,Kennington ,Newington ,Nunhead ,Peckham,Peckham Rye ,Rotherhithe ,Surrey Quays ,Walworth,West Dulwich
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

  • 95 Strongbow Crescent
    Greenwich, London SE9 1DW
    England
  • Phone: View Phone
  • Mobile: 07500 661581
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  • Hours

    Monday:
    08:30 - 22:00
    Tuesday:
    08:30 - 22:00
    Wednesday:
    08:30 - 22:00
    Thursday:
    08:30 - 22:00
    Friday:
    08:30 - 22:00
    Saturday:
    08:30 - 22:00
    Sunday:
    08:30 - 22:00

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Disclosure and Barring Service: Yes

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Piano Tuners

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 AMH Pianos Services London, 10-12-2019 04:51PM

By: Antonello Irace

Andy is super professional, highly skilled and a gentleman. He did a superb job on my piano.
Antonello Irace from West London

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Did You Know Piano Facts

Concert Pitch
What is Standard Pitch or Concert Pitch and why do we need it? Standard Pitch is a universal frequency or note that all instruments are set to. Todayís standard pitch is A440 or C523.3 and this concert pitch enables musicians to play instruments together in harmony. A form of standard pitch has been around ever since two individuals wished to play two instruments together or sing to an instrument. A tuning fork is normally used to set the pitch. However, in the past, pitch pipes have been used, and today electronic tuning forks are also used, but the most common is the tuning fork. The tuning fork was invented by John Shore in 1711 and it had a pitch of A423.5. He was the sergeant trumpeter to the Court and also lutenist in the Chapel Royal.
Of course, once you have your "A" or "C" set to a pitch, the rest of the instrument will have to be tuned. A scale is set in the middle and this scale also determines the pitch of all the twelve notes in the octave. The most common system used to day is known as equal temperament. This sets the pitches of the twelve notes so that the player can play the instrument in all keys by dividing the roughness equally among the twelve notes. The roughness is called the "wolf." This term may have come about because if the "wolf" is not set right the instrument will be howling out of tune.
Like standard pitch A440, equal temperament is not the only tuning scale that has been used. Ptolemy started using just intonation in 136 AD. Meantone tuning was perfected by Salinas in 1577 AD. Equal temperament was proposed by Aristoxenus, a pupil of Aristotle, and had been in use in China for some centuries before. It would seem that equal temperament was used in North Germany as early as 1690. In 1842 the organ of St. Nicholas, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, was tuned to equal temperament, and this is believed to be the first organ to be tuned in this way in England for a concert. Willis the organ builder did not use equal temperament until 1854. However, in 1846 Walter Broadwood directed Mr. Hipkins the head piano tuner at the company to instruct their tuners in the use of equal temperament. Mr. Hipkins used two tuning forks, one for meantone at A433.5 and one for equal temperament at A436. Meantone was the most common scale used at that time. See Ed Foote for more information on the use of meantone on today's pianos.
Musicians are not the only people to work with pitch. In 583 BC, a Greek philosopher called Pythagorus was making use of the monochord. This device is simply a soundbox with a single string stretched over a movable bridge, the position of which can be determined by a scale marked on the soundbox. This was more of a scientific instrument than a musical one. Before this time, the Egyptians and Greeks made use of the monochord. For 5000 years, it was used to make intricate mathematical calculations. The ratio of intervals and many other facts that make up the fundamentals of acoustic science were discovered using the monochord. Pythagorus used a pitch of 256Hz on his monochord. The study of mathematics was known as philosophy in the time of Plato.