Mr. N. Troth was born in Luanshya, Northern Rhodesia ( Zambia ), in 1953 I went to school in South Africa until 1969, when I came to Britain with my parents who both came originally from Birmingham.

In 1976, I started training as a piano tuner/technician at the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford. Whilst attending the College, I came third in a national piano tuning competition with the result that when I qualified with Honours in June of 1980, I was offered a contract with Sandwell Education to service the pianos in 90 of their schools.


Nick has been vetted by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and therefore approved to work in situations with vulnerable adults and children. (Previously known as CRB checks).

Mr.E. N. Troth provides the following services:

•    Tuning in Homes, Schools, Theatres and Concerts Venues.
•     Voicing
•     Minor on site repairs
•     Full reconditioning service
•    Replacement broken strings
•     Supply and fit new castors
•     Advice on purchasing a new or second-hand piano
•     Valuation
•    Piano Sales
•    Piano Life Saver Installer
•    Piano removals

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


Some of the clients I have tuned for at the

The National Exhibition Centre.

 * Iggi Pop
 * U2
 * Shack Attack
 * Russ Conway
 * Chaz and Dave
 * B B King
 * Peter Green
 * Elton John
 * Lionel Richie
 * Shirley Bassey
 * Chris de Berg
 * Michel Crawford
 * Ocean Colour Scene
 * Elkie Brooks
 * The London Philharmonic
 * D'orly Carte


Contact Information

  • Birmingham, West Midlands B38 9AA
  • Phone: View Phone
  • Mobile: 07866 456947
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    Additional User Information

    Disclosure and Barring Service: yes

  • Hours

    09:00 - 19:00
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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.