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GINNY BEAR, RPT, piano tuner and technician, offers on-site piano tuning, repair, and regulation in the Seattle, Washington area. Her hybrid tuning technique uses traditional ear tuning methods combined with an electronic tuning device. She has worked on pianos ranging from Acrosonics to Wurlitzers, from spinets to concert grands, and she enjoys the great variety of pianos that have been crafted in the over 300 years of their existence.
Registered Piano Technician, Piano
Randy Potter School of Piano Technology, and the
Steve Brady Apprenticeship Program
Active musician; member
Orchestra, Orchestra Seattle, and
Seattle Central Community College Jazz Orchestra
Blog Fall 2013
Advantages of Acoustical Instruments, and Pianos & Pets
As I write, we've just had two storms in
a row. I was lucky enough to not lose power, but if I had, my
piano would have still been fully operational. That's one more
advantage of an acoustic instrument!
On another subject, thanks to all my
clients with animals. They certainly add to the fun of bringing
pianos back into tune.
Here's a high quality Samick piano along
with Max. He napped nearby for the entire tuning, and
volunteered for a photo session afterwards!
On the same day at a teacher's studio,
her black cat jumped up on the bench and sat next to me through most
of the tuning. I heard Luna was a favorite of her piano
students, no surprise.
And don't get me started about dogs, who
are usually even more friendly than cats. Luna's beagle buddy
Milo was nearby the whole time too.
I look forward to meeting you, your
piano, and your pets!
Buying a Used Piano?
Thinking about buying a piano privately (like on Craig's List)?
Save yourself from the disappointment of a piano that's untunable or has
expensive problems. I'll do a purchase evaluation for $60. This could also apply to a used piano in
a piano shop. Save yourself some money/disappointment in the long
Piano technicians do not often offer discounts, but Bear Piano
Services does: the Neighborhood Discount. Two or more
pianos tuned the same day in the same neighborhood qualify you for a
$10 discount. Call with dates that will work for you and your
neighbors, and I will find a date that works for us all.
425-765-3514 or 206-406-5576
(both go to the same place,
if one number is long distance
for you, try the other one)
Mason & Hamlin
Kohler & Campbell
Kranich & Bach
Story & Clark
Semi-Concert or Half-Concert Grand
Parlor or Living Room Grand
Yes, I accept