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Not exactly piano related but . . .

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Did Frank Sinatra play any instruments?  Piano? Anything?  For that matter how about Michael Jackson?

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Tuning for Memorial Hall Melrose, Ma

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 I just tuned a beautiful Steinway ‘D’ 9 foot concert grand in my home town of Melrose at our wonderful Memorial Hall. If you haven’t been here, you need to.  It is a great old hall.

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Crazy Small Spinet Piano

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Crazy Small Spinet Piano

  As you can imagine this piano does not sound very good.  It is however a very fun piano to play. Just 64 notes and weighs about 65LBs.  

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A better upright piano then Yamaha?

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Hard to believe but this may be my favorite upright to tune! So every time I get that call to tune this little known cech rep piano called a Klima I am always excited.  This piano has that magic. It plays and sound fantastic and tunes up like a dream.

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A typical day at the shop

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Thought I’d take a picture of the shop.  Things are getting a little cramped!  It is usually pretty well orgainized however this week there is a lot of things going on.

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Pianos by Jay featured in Melrose Weekly News

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I was interviewed for the Melrose Weekly Newspaper and given a nice big article, complete with a nice big picture.  They were very nice to show their interest.  I got a lot of great feedback from people.  A big thank you to the Melrose Weekly News/Wakefield paper.

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Pianos by Jay to be featured in the Melrose and Wakefield Papers

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A reporter from both the Melrose weekly and Wakefield free press will be interviewing me this week.  I am very excited as I love both towns and very much enjoy working in them.  Both are great towns and have much to offer their community’s.  If you are in either – be on the lookout for …

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Pianos by Jay joins the Melrose Chamber of Commerce

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In an effort to keep close ties with my home town community I have joined the Melrose, Ma. Chamber of Commerce. I enjoy being involved in my community and hope to build long lasting professional relationships. Melrose is a town on its way up. There are some restaurants that have nice pianos as well as …

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Working on a very rare Rhodes Mark III electric piano

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Working on a very rare Rhodes Mark III electric piano

Ultra rare vintage Rhodes Mark III stage piano.  Has electronics on top of the regular tines to create tone generators.  I guess keyboards were starting to kill the electric piano market so Rhodes came out with this.  Its pretty cool but also pretty cheesy.  Its fun any way!

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A good Chinese piano?

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A good Chinese piano?

Well it was bound to happen. I just prepped a brand new very nice Pearl River 5’3″ baby grand piano. Chinese pianos tend to sound a bit bright, hollow and toneless (especially in the treble). Well I must say the Pearl River line of pianos blew me away. Incredible dark rich tone and tuned up …

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