Barrie Heaton, FIMIT

Barrie Heaton, FIMIT
3.71 star(s) from 21 votes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We recondition, repair, and tune pianos.  We are approved Installers ofPiano Life Saver systems, we also undertake on site repairs topolyesters scratches and chips in piano cases.    We cover the whole ofthe Lancashire area of England.  We also, cover, North Manchester, partsof Merseyside and South Cumbria.

We have 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).

I trained at RNCB as a piano tuner / tec back in the 70s where I received a diploma in piano tuning and repairing. I also obtained my City and Guilds String Instrument Design, String Instrument Repair, and String Instrument Tuning and Toning, parts one and two, in all three City and Guilds. I also completed Action Finishing and Regulating part one. As part of my training in 1978 I spent six weeks at Bentley Pianos on tuning and toning and one day a week out of the six in the action finishing and regulating department. During that same year I was awarded the cloth workers' prize for the highest exam pass for City and Guilds for all of the UK.

In 1979 I spent time at Kemble-Yamaha on voicing and toning. In 1979 I received the Layton prize for best piano repairer, and that prize was awarded to me by HRH the Prince of Wales. 

In 1980 I started to work for Hunt's Pianos in Darwen, at the time the largest restoration/wholesaler in the UK with over 2,000 pianos in stock at any one time. The following year I was promoted to head technician among five technicians and two apprentices. In November 1986 I set up my own workshop and tuning round. Since them we have done training in Konig polyester repairs, we  becomean approved installer of piano life savers  

Please visit my website for more infomation see link to the above right

These are some of the towns and villages I cover
Lancashire Towns and Villages

Abbey Village

Accrington
Adlington
Altham
Atherton
Ashton-in-Makerfield
Aspull
Aughton
Bacup
Balderstone
Bamber Bridge
Barnoldswick
Barrowford
Baxenden
Belmount
Belthorn
Blackburn
Blackrod
Bolton
Bolton-by-Bowland
Bretherton
Brierfield
Brinscall
Burnley
Burscough
Bury
Carnforth
Chatburn
Chapeltown
Chorley
Clayton-le-Moors
Clayton-le-Woods
Clitheroe
Cliviger
Colne
Coppull
Crawshawbooth
Croston
Darwen
Earby
Eccleston
Edenfield
Edgworth
Euxton
Fence
Formby
Freckleton
Fulwood
Garstang
Goosnargh
Great Harwood
Greenmount
Hiagh
Hapton
Haslingden
Haywood
Helmshore
Hindley
Hoddiesden
Hogton
Horwich
Huncoat
Hutton
Irwell Vale
Ince
Kearsley
Leigh
Leyland
Longton
Longridge
Lowton
Lum
Lytham St Annes
Mawdesley
Milnrow
Nelson
Newburgh
New Longton
Orrell
Ormskirk
Oswaldtwistle
Padiham
Parbold
Penwortham
Preston
Radcliffe
Ramsbottom
Rawtenstall
Ribchester
Rishton
Rossendale
Royton
Rufford
Samlesbury
Scarisbrick
Shaw
Shevington
Silverdale
Skelmersdale
Southport
Stacksteads
Standish
Swinton
Tarleton
Tockholes
Tottington
Turton
Tyldesley
Up-Holland
Waddington
Walton
Waterfoot
Westhoughton
Wheelton
Wigan
Withnell
Worsley
Worsthorne

 

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Other Categories:

Harpsichord Tuning

Piano Repair

Piano Tuner

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Reviews

 Mr, 25-07-2015 03:58PM

By: Kevin Kearns

It is a pleasure to report that a service received exceeded one’s most optimistic hopes and expectations - Barrie’s work on the repair and tuning of an elderly STECK baby grand certainly warrants this accolade. The piano appears to be about a hundred years old and it had, to say the least, been neglected – indeed over the last six years it had been located in an unoccupied property. Apart from the many other problems which required attention, a large number of the keytops had become displaced and attempts had been made to re-fix them with an inappropriate adhesive.

None of this phased Barrie. He took the Action to his workshop; he replaced all the keytops and undertook all the required repairs. Within three weeks Barrie had completed this work; he then reinstalled the Action, cleaned the frame to its former glory and tuned the piano.

This was a challenging undertaking, which Barrie completed with consummate professional skill – and considerable good humour. To say that his client is delighted, would be a very substantial understatement. One was fortunate to have had him recommended by a professional in his own field. Barrie has earned appreciation and the warmest thanks of all concerned in this project.

Kevin Kearns

 My 1920 Broadwood, 11-11-2010 06:09PM

By: Ann

Barry spent half a day doing a full service on my pride and joy Broadwood when he left I was so impressed with the change it sounded and played as I remember when I was a little girl

He was recommended by my teacher

Ann

Leyland