Mr M Locke MABPT,Dip CTB,MIMIT,MPTA,

Mr M Locke MABPT,Dip CTB,MIMIT,MPTA,

   Background

Qualifying from three years study at the Royal National College for the Blind, during this time winning the Europiano prize in 1975. image

In July 1976 I went to work in Rye, East Sussex, as a newly qualified piano technician with a City and Guilds and CTB. Diploma.

During 1980 to 1981, sponsored by an Arts Council bursary I spent a year at Steinway Hall in London training in the preparation of pianos for concert work.

Moving to Manchester in 1981, I started my own business.

Building up my largest client base in Cheshire and Lancashire, I tune pianos five days a week. Travelling to North Wales and the Lake District by request.

To date working for 20 years as piano technician for Manchester University, many churches, North-West Arts, Stockport Symphony Orchestra, and a wide range of professional musicians and piano teachers.

Martin is also on the recommended list for The Piano Tuners Association and The Blind Piano Tuners Association, and has worked internationally to represent these organisations in addition to acting as an examiner of piano tuners.

By 1989 I opened my own shop 'Piano House' at Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury. Retailing a wide range of pianos.

Dedicating a total of 30 years to date studying and working with pianos.

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Did You Know Piano Facts

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Around the middle of the twelfth century we find the keyed monochord, which was developed further, several strings being added, until eventually we recognize the clavichord. A tangent was fitted to the back of each key, which when raised contacted the single string, and facilitated simultaneous notes. The tangent acted as a bridge determining the speaking length of the string. A mute was fitted to the non-speaking length, so when the key was released the note stopped singing.