If you need a prompt and professional piano tuning then you have arrived at the right place.

Julie Savory has over 30 years of experience working with pianos, and can bring her knowledge, expertise & honesty to you. She came straight out of school in 1976 and joined one of the last independent musical instrument shops in Norfolk as an apprentice piano tuner/technician. In these days past the only way to receive a thorough grounding in the piano trade was to either pass on knowledge from Father to Son or be lucky enough to land an apprenticeship. In fact she was the not only the very last apprentice to be taken on by the firm of Suttons Pianos in Norwich, but was also the very first girl in the long history of the family firm. The initial three years were spent very much in the workshop. On her very first day she was shown a customers piano and was set straight to dismantling the entire instrument! By the end of her first day she had the old upright action in several hundred piece on the workbench and the cabinet in parts ready for the polishers. Over the next months and years Julie learnt on the job, working alongide the workshop manager on an extensive type and quality of piano - from minor repairs on showroom instruments to full repair and reconditioning of concert grands. New pianos, old joannas, victorian palour pianos, and shiny gleaming new instruments needing fine adjusting prior to being played by the best pianists in the business. From buffing up yellowed ivories to the  laborious job of  a complete refelt. The thrill of restringing a full size concert grand to replacing a rusted bass coil in a piano taken in part exchange. Julie did all the jobs and it has stood her in good stead over the years. Those initial years were the foundations for her future work, and looking back were the best grounding possible. She is eternally grateful for being given the opportunity in the very first place and has many people over the years to thank for imparting to her their own knowledge & expertise. Now though, came the fourth and last year of her apprenticeship. Julie was gradually introduced to the art of tuning and had to practise these skills alongside the everyday piano repairs. Having already absorbed knowledge and advise from the workshop manager as well as two piano tuners who worked for the firm out and about on the rounds, she spent many hours practising on the instruments in the workshop as well as shop stock. In those days the showroom closed for lunch so there was always that vital hour that she could use to get in as much practise without  disturbing any customers or other staff! But it was not easy, and her questions as to the mechanics and dynamics of tuning were not able to be explained. She just had to keep trying. Whilst her skills were good enough for workshop and showroom standards, Julie was still some way off becoming a roving tuner. And this was one of her goals. In 1979 Julie was offered a place on a pioneer course at the London College of Furniture. It was a three year sandwich course - one week at college and two weeks back at work term time. Her employers agreed to sponsor her through the course and this is where everything fell into place. She was introduced to woodwork machining and french polishing but more importantly the science behind piano tuning was taught with many hours spent in soundproof booths putting the theory into practise. Emerging from college three year later Julie was equipped with a thorough knowledge of the piano in all it's forms, practical experience, good qualifications and a secure job. She was by then 21 years old. The family firm she worked for folded that very same year.