I received my training at Manhattan School of Music 1978/79. My mentors were Steinway, Sohmer and Yamaha technicians.
I offer concert level aural piano tuning, repairs, action restoration, regulation, new hammer installation, voicing restringing , new dampers, new keytops, new key bushings.
I've been working on pianos full time in the Hudson Valley since 1985 to which I am very grateful.
These are a few of my employers past and present :
Manhattan School of music
Ayers Percussion Rental NYC
SUNY New Paltz
Mt St Mary College
Howland Cultural Center
Howland Chamber Music Circle
" Repetition is the mother of skill "
Steinway L - restring , new hammers , action and dampers.
I left you a phone message, but I'm afraid it was cut off before I finished (not sure exactly how much of it did you get). So I just want you to know I'm very very happy with the work you did; it looks great - just like a brand new piano (on the inside at least...); the touch/action is wonderful, not too hard and just the way I like it (actually similar to the way it was, only better!); the tone is lovely - I was afraid it might be very different from the original, perhaps more harsh & too bright, but I find it sweet and 'round', again rather similar in quality to the way it was. BUT, the nicest surprise is hearing the voicing/regulation SO even throughout the entire range from the lowest to the highest octave! That is such a pleasure, and what an improvement over the way it used to be!
Anyway, thank you SO MUCH, Tom, for all the work you've put into this! I am forever grateful!!!!!!
Tom Ayers is a consummate piano tuner and technician. For over a decade, he has beautifully maintained the Steinway pianos at my college and my church. Ever reliable, Mr. Ayers runs his business professionally and always meets his obligations in a timely fashion. I would recommend him to anyone who wants first-class piano care and service.
Dr. Durward Entrekin
Professor of Music, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY
Director of Music, St. Philip’s in the Highlands, Garrison, NY