Over 35 years experience with Yamaha, Kawai, Steinway, Mason & Hamlin, Petrof, Samick, Young Chang, Heintzman, Mason & Risch and many more.....
I’ve been a full time piano technician for 39 years and I have to admit, it’s a great job! I have come to take it for granted for the most part but every once in a while it
occurs to me how lucky I am to be around musical instruments all day long. The piano in particular is a marvel of mechanical engineering. It is without a doubt the most complex
stringed instrument in the world. A piano technician has to be able to tune, repair and restore the finest (and most expensive) pianos as well as the most fragile family heirlooms
and even the “free to a good home” practice piano, all with the same goal in mind, to bring out the best that that particular piano is capable of. That is my goal.
This website began as an online billboard for my local piano tuning and repair business but I soon realized that people from all over Canada were finding it and they were looking
for all kinds of piano information. As a result I have added other piano information as well as relating my own experience with Canadian, American and Asian made pianos. However, my
real purpose for the website is to stay in contact with my clients as well as piano owners and potential piano owners here in my own service area. If you are in need of piano service
here in Ontario’s “Golden Horseshoe” I would be happy to hear from you.
Lawrie has been a full time piano tuner/technician living in Grimsby Ontario
and serving the Niagara region and the Golden Horseshoe for 39 years.
He was active in the Toronto chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild
as a registered technician member for 18 years. Besides tuning for
a number of concert series, churches and piano teachers, he also
provides service for a several piano dealers.
The following is a partial list of clients past and present – Piano Stores and Services
Kingsway Piano Service, Toronto – Tornto Music Group in Mississauga - Lillico’s World of Pianos & The Music Stand in Oakville Ontario – Pianohouse Burlington, Lakeshore Music ( now operating as Long & McQuade), Baldwin Studios & The Music Stand in Burington Ontario – Costello’s Music in Dundas – Dean’s Music Centre, The Ivory Touch Piano Co., Baldwin Studios & The Music Stand in Hamilton Ontario – Parkwood Pianos in Jordan Ontario – Niko Music Gallery & McBride Piano House in St Catharines( together these two stores make up 17 years experience with new Yamaha Pianos)
Thomson has also provided piano tuning & service for The Shaw Festival, Ridley College, Brock University, Niagara Concerts, The Bradley Institute, Grimsby Music Series, several recording studios, many piano teachers (see Teachers Page) and performs over 150 piano tunings on church pianos every year.
Of course, the majority of Thomson’s piano clients are piano students and private homes and he would be happy to hear from you about your piano.
book his services as a piano technician if you live in the following
communities: Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Welland, St. Catharines,
Lincoln, Smithville, Grimsby, Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Burlington
Serving - Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, Fort Erie, Beamsville, Jordan, Vineland & Smithville.