Category Archives: Availiability

Piano tuning for the long haul

Should you need a piano tuning in Sheffield or any of the other areas I cover, I would urge you to book as far in as advance as you are willing. That said, I shall endeavour to meet any requirements for a short notice booking if my availability allows it. Booking a piano tuning a fortnight or two in advance just helps to ease the workflow. I’m also opening my business on weekends as well simply to deal with the astonishing number of calls I’ve received over the last few weeks. Sheffield piano tuning will be easier, but other areas are always manageable.

A slight change of schedule for the Sheffield piano tuner

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the lockdown will be lifted in April. There will be a slight change of schedule for my piano tuning in Sheffield over the coming weeks. I plan to start work later and end later in the evening, my first job being at 2 PM and the last 7:30 PM. I’ll still offer at least one morning booking per work however.

I want to use my mornings to try and regain the high level of physical fitness I attained before the lockdown ruined things. This helps me to get a good nights sleep, go for a run and then spend an hour in the gym which was a regular part of my day before Covid-19. This might seem irrelevant to my piano tuning work, but it helps a lot with focus and motivation, particularly if my daily exercise takes place first thing in the morning rather than in the evening. The lockdown has led to me feeling quite lethargic recently, I’m sure we’ll all feel relieved when we can resume normal life.

– Richard, Piano Tuner Sheffield.

A quick note on my upcoming schedule

As noted before, I’m still piano tuning in Sheffield and the surrounding areas during the lockdown. I’m surprisingly busy at the moment, so if anyone needs a last minute booking I may be willing to work a weekend if none of my hours suit you. I don’t usually even like to think about piano tuning on weekends, but with the heavy workflow I wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on a piano tuning. Particularly if they’re about to take a piano exam.



Happy New Year! (and why I’ve been late with reminders recently)

A happy new year to you all! I’m not a fan of the icy Sheffield weather in January, but 2021 already looks a promising year for piano tuning! I’m excited about the list of goals I have set myself for what I want to achieve this year. Many of them are modest goals related to the organisation of my business, but with 2020 being such a slow and disappointing year for piano tuners I’m excited to turn over a new leaf. This will be the year I get it all together and my business will be run as smoothly as it was from 2017 to 2019 (the golden years).

I’ve seen some beautiful pianos being sold over eBay recently, so I hope that’s a sign that more people are paying attention to the piano (and more people need their piano tuning!). Sales of classical music are on the rise and I see many younger people turning to the timeless masterpieces rather than repetitive modern music. Maybe the slower pace of life has improved their taste? Who knows?

One of the most pressing goals I have is the need to revamp this website. It has the same layout it had in 2014 and looks horribly dated. More care and attention needs to be paid to it, but I’d like a talented web designer to give it an overhaul and that’ll be expensive. Once I have the funds, I assure you it will be done.

My final belated apology is to anyone who booked me in 2019 and had to wait a while for their yearly reminder. During lockdowns I was hesitant to contact anyone as there was a high chance they’d postpone the booking. After the present disorder and tumult, I will be more prompt and punctual in my reminders – most people need them or they forget. Six months is preferable, but at least once a year is the minimum required for most pianists.

December arrives

In the distance past, December was a good month for piano tuners. Schools, concert halls and households across Sheffield and South Yorkshire rushed to get the piano tuner booked in before Christmas.  I’ll be extremely disheartened if I miss this sudden rise in demand! 2020 has been very slow year, let’s all book our piano tuner and spread the joy.

Don’t be nervous! A lot of people are nervous at the moment. The piano tuner can accommodate any concerns you may have.

The Sheffield Piano Tuner marches on…

Even though Sheffield is now in Tier 3,  I would still ardently encourage anyone to book a piano tuning if they need it. My workload has halved since March, meaning I’m more flexible with my working hours than ever and can work around your schedule. I’ve even had some late night appointments (8 or 9 PM) which has been a first for me. Before the pandemic I regularly worked 12 – 14 hour days, but that doesn’t happen anymore which is somewhat depressing as I do enjoy my work as a piano tuner. I’d hate to have to make piano tuning a part time gig – let me do what I love!


If you’re on the fence about booking a piano tuning,  you’re more than welcome to ask any questions you might have via email ( or phone 07542667040. I’m always happy to help.

– Richard, Piano Tuner Sheffield.


(Also: yes, this website needs an overhaul. That’s something that could’ve afforded pre-lockdown, but will have to wait until next year.)

Sheffield Piano Tuner continuing essential work

The Sheffield piano tuner will continue working normal hours and is grateful for your custom. Piano tuning is essential work and nothing has changed for him. In fact, it might be a good time to book a piano tuning as many people are holding off until after the pandemic.

If you live in Sheffield, Rotherham, Chesterfield Doncaster or Barnsley it’ll be much easier to book a piano tuning as the piano tuner covers those localities on a weekly basis. If you live further away then a booking is still possible, but you might be best speaking to the Sheffield piano tuner over the phone (0752667040) first. Minimizing travel is important during this time.

If you are concerned about safety, the piano tuner is extremely careful. He practices social distancing, hand washing and applies antibacterial hand sanitizer before and after every piano tuning. If you’d like him to wear a mask please ask him before the booking.

Hard times for the Sheffield Piano Tuner

Hard times for everyone. If you are willing to book a piano tuning in this climate, then you have my sincerest gratitude. My Sheffield piano tuning business has lost 50% of its revenue since March, but is still able to function – albeit at a slower pace. Due to this unfortunate fact, I am now working a second job (I won’t go into the details here). Piano tuning is still my main source of income and something I hope to be doing for a very long time. Your custom is still highly appreciated. Thank you.

– Richard, Piano Tuner Sheffield.

How is the Sheffield piano tuner dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic?

Many people are asking how the Sheffield piano tuner is coping with the pandemic and what his available hours are for piano tuning.

Business hours are back to how they were during the lockdown, but he is taking more precautions to avoid catching the virus and potentially spreading it to others (being particularly mindful of the elderly occupants at his  Sheffield residence). Here are a few steps he is undertaking to ensure everyone stays safe:

  1. Before the piano tuning , he will politely ask the customer to clean the keys (rub in vertical motions to prevent dirt getting down the sides) with an antibacterial wipe.
  2. He will take care to maintain social distancing during every visit.
  3. Bookings are arranged geographically, so that one day will be for Sheffield piano tuning, one for Leeds, one for Hull, etc (piano tuning in 2020 requires wide travel)
  4. For customers who are particularly anxious, masks are kept in the car to be worn on request.

These steps will be rigorously followed for the foreseeable future. He is very appreciative of anyone who books a piano tuning during this difficult and uncertain time. If anything changes this website and blog will be updated immediately.

Upcoming Availability

For anyone in need of a piano tuner, I’m available for bookings at the following times:

  • Thursday May 25th @ 2 PM
  • Friday May 26th @ 12 PM
  • Friday May 26th @ 2 PM
  • Friday May 26th @ 4 PM
  • Saturday May 27th @ 12 PM
  • Saturday May 27th @ 2 PM
  • Monday May 29th @ 10 AM
  • Monday May 29th @ 2 PM
  • Tuesday May 30th @ 12 PM
  • Tuesday May 30th @ 8 PM
  • Wednesday May 31st @ 10 AM
  • Wednesday May 31st @ 6 PM
  • Wednesday May 31st @ 8 PM
  • Thursday June 1st @ 10 AM
  • Thursday June 1st @ 12 PM
  • Thursday June 1st @ 2 PM
  • Thursday June 1st @ 4 PM
  • Thursday June 1st @ 6 PM
  • Friday June 2nd @ 10 AM
  • Friday June 2nd @ 12 PM
  • Friday June 2nd @ 2 PM
  • Friday June 2nd @ 4 PM

Later dates are available by arrangement.

– Richard, Piano Tuner Sheffield.