North College Park
South Lake Union
Pike Place Market
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GINNY BEAR, RPT, piano tuner and technician, offers on-site piano tuning and repair in the Seattle, Washington area. Her hybrid tuning technique uses traditional ear tuning methods combined with an electronic tuning device. She has worked on pianos ranging from Acrosonics to Wurlitzers, from spinets to concert grands, and she enjoys the great variety of pianos that have been crafted in over 300 years of their existence.
Registered Piano Technician,
Randy Potter School of Piano Technology, and the
Steve Brady Apprenticeship Program
Active musician; member
Orchestra and Orchestra Seattle.
Blog: Winter 2016-17
Sometimes you can move a piano yourself, if there are no floor level changes, the castors/wheels work well, and your physical health permits the work. But more often than not, the smart thing is to call a professional. They can deal with things like the situation at my own house. The landing halfway down, where the direction changes, isn't as big as a piano is wide. It took skilled professionals to get this done safely.
For a situation like this, and just about any other piano moving scenario, I strongly recommend a specialty piano mover, such as Pro Piano Move.
Whoever you choose will ask you for the details they need to plan and price the job. Quality movers may be a lot cheaper than repairs to piano, house, or yourself!
See Archives for previous Blog entries.
Buying a Used Piano?
Thinking about buying a piano on Craig's List (or elsewhere)?
Save yourself from the disappointment of a piano that's untunable or has
expensive problems. I'll do a purchase evaluation for $75. This could also apply to a used piano in
a piano shop. Save yourself some money/disappointment in the long
run! This deal does not appy to all pianos, give me a call and we'll see if it applies to the one you're considering.
Piano technicians do not often offer discounts, but Bear Piano
Services does: the Neighborhood Discount. Two or more
pianos tuned the same day in the same neighborhood qualify you for a
$10 discount. Call with dates that will work for you and your
neighbors, and I will find a date that works for us all.
425-765-3514 or 206-406-5576
(both go to the same place,
if one number is long distance
for you, try the other one)
Mason & Hamlin
Kohler & Campbell
Kranich & Bach
Story & Clark
Parlor or Living
Yes, I accept