Come 2021 there will be a slight change in schedule. I’m currently applying for part time retail work in Leeds to supplement my income earned from piano tuning. Piano tuning will be kept as a part time job, with my hours being reduced to 25 a week. I expect to be piano tuning in Leeds and Bradford three days a week (most likely Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday), with my part time job on the weekend, and Mondays and Fridays being for my regular piano tuning customers in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
Don’t get me wrong: I will still tune pianos in Bradford and Leeds on a regular basis. It has taken years of toil to become a master of my craft and it would be a shame to waste a hard-earned skill. Unfortunately many of my customers are in the vulnerable category and are understandably cautious about allowing people into their homes for the foreseeable future. The coronavirus vaccine will help, but I’m still expecting a difficult year. For this reason piano tuning is not viable as a full time job – it will have to be part time.
With all this being said, I will still strive to be the best piano tuner I can and to deliver a first rate service to my Leeds and Bradford customers. I didn’t become a piano tuner for money – I like giving the customer a good deal and for them to be happy with how their beloved piano sounds and plays. One of the few positives about the drop in my workload is that I can make more time and do all the work I need on a given day – rather than charging the customer extra for a second visit.
Busy weekend ahead! A quick reminder for anyone in North Yorkshire that I’ll be in the area piano tuning on Saturday evening. I have two piano tuning jobs in Scarborough this evening (one at Scarborough sixth form college), one in Filey and then one in Ravenscar tomorrow morning at 10 AM. I’ll then be driving to Weatherby for a single piano tuning booking at 2 PM and am looking to make a booking at 5 PM and 7 PM tomorrow in North Yorkshire. If you are in the area and need a piano tuner, please contact me.
It’s a new school year! Piano lessons are back on track. Don’t hold your child’s progress back by letting them practice on a piano that’s not in tune! Learning on an out of tune piano can be very discouraging and will spoil a child’s sense of pitch. It’s hard enough getting some kids to practice as it is without expecting them to practice on a piano that’s not as good as it should be!
If you live in Leeds or Bradford my opening offer still applies – just £40 for a first piano tuning, which is well below the average rate in the UK. If you book me in to tune your child’s piano, I may offer another small discount if you agree to pass on some business cards for me as a quid pro quo.