Mr M Richards MABPT, Dip AEWVH, ATCL, PTA

Mr M Richards MABPT, Dip AEWVH, ATCL, PTA

Contact Information

  • Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV4 5AB
    England
  • Phone: View Phone
  • Mobile: 7784142800
  • Send Message vCard
  • Hours Currently Open

    Saturday 09:00 - 20:00
    Sunday 09:00 - 20:00
    Monday 09:00 - 20:00
    Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00
    Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
    Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
    Friday 09:00 - 20:00

Mr M J Richards provides the following services:

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

 

Mr M J Richards has been vetted by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and approved to work in situations with vulnerable adults or children

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Disclosure and Barring Service: yes

Other Information

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Piano Tuners

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Did You Know Piano Facts

What is Piano Voicing or Toning?

What is voicing?

Voicing is an extremely difficult area. It's subjective in the extreme, and has caused endless discussion in piano maintenance circles. But the final goal of voicing is to have the hammers striking the notes of the piano to offer a uniform sound from the bottom to the top of the instrument. Goes without saying that evaluating this capability is governed by the capability of the piano, and the construction of the action parts. But, often a technician will find extremes in voicing, such as a particularly hard hammer, which may result in a note sounding louder than the rest. But, this too can be laid at the door of regulation. This is where the tuner's skill comes into play here. Voicing can be accomplished by pricking the hammer with a set of needles. This pricking changes the structure of the felt, and softens the hammer to a degree.

What is toning?

This is the reverse of voicing, and accomplishes the inverse sort of thing. May be necessary to bring up a particularly soft sounding hammer, and bring it into line with its neighbours. This is accomplished by applying a special material to the hammers or ironing with a special tool.