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WESTERN
WASHINGTON
NEIGHBORHOODS
SERVED


Ballard
Adams
Loyal Heights
Sunset Hill
West Woodland
Whittier Heights
Lake City
Cedar Park
Matthews Beach
Meadowbrook
Olympic Hills
Victory Heights
Northgate
Haller Lake
Maple Leaf
North College Park
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Magnolia
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Queen Anne
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Harrison
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Mann
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Yesler Terrace
Rainier Valley
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Columbia City
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Seattle
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Vashon Island
Bellevue
Burien
Redmond
Kirkland
Beaux Arts
Medina
Factoria
Newport Hills
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Greenwood
Ravenna
Woodinville
Lynnwood
Boulevard Park and more

Outlying Areas on Request

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Technicians Guild

Graduate, Randy Potter School of Piano Technology, and the Steve Brady Apprenticeship Program

Active musician; member Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Seattle, and Seattle Central Community College Jazz Orchestra

Blog Spring 2014
Cautionary Tale for Grand Piano Owners

I'm certainly not running a contest on this, but the piano pictured below set a new record for stuff that fell into the piano.  This is a very nice Yamaha medium sized grand piano, in a home with three young children.  Above, you can see me with a grand action removed from a piano, from keys at left to the hammers at right.  The photo below shows what I saw when I took off the fallboard of the Yamaha grand. This is just the left third, the rest was just as packed with stuff.

The kids must have thought it was fun to make things "disappear" into the piano.  I found photos, plastic spoons, paper cuttings, pencils and pens, and I forget what else.  It's kind of hard to see the detail on this picture, but remember all that's supposed to be there behind the white and black keys is wood.  Anyhow, you don't want this happening because keys can stop working, and rattles may be created.  This gets in the way of the beautiful music you are creating or trying to create! 


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 run!

Neighborhood Discount

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. 


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CONTACT

E-mail me, or call
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)

BRANDS

Steinway
Baldwin
Mason & Hamlin
Yamaha
Kawai
Boston
Hamilton
Kimball
Gulbranson
Grotrian
Acrosonic
Knabe
Wurlitzer
Aeolian
Bechstein
Bluthner
Bosendorfer
Cable
Chickering
Charles Walters
Ellington
Estonia
Falcone
Faziolo
Farrand
Howard
Kohler & Campbell
Kranich & Bach
Petrof
Pleyel
Samick
Schimmel
Sohmer
Story & Clark
Young-Chang
and more


TYPES OF
PIANOS


Concert Grand
Semi-Concert or Half-Concert Grand
Parlor or Living Room Grand
Baby Grand
Uprights
"Upright Grand"
"Cabinet Grand"
Professional Upright
Studio Upright
Console Upright
Spinet
 

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