JP Fine Tuning on Cape Cod and the Islands is a complete piano-care business dedicated to quality workmanship and integrity. JP Fine Tuning began when I first started tuning my Fiancée Sharon’s harpsichord. We were both Doctoral students at the Eastman School of Music and I was interested in learning about the tuning systems and mechanics of the harpsichord. My first professional job was to tune for the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. Twenty years later, I service and tune over 700 pianos on the Cape and Islands and have the privilege of making each one sound magnificent.
My Cape Cod piano tuning clients include:
- Cape Cod Symphony
- Nauset Regional Public Schools
- Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
- Corpus Christi Parish, Church of the Transfiguration, and other churches
- Currently restoring the historic piano in the Sandwich Town Hall
Member of Piano Technicians Guild
My goal at JP Fine Tuning is to make your piano enjoyable both to play and hear. There are many aspects to achieving this goal. The touch at the keyboard should be easy and even. The piano sound should be so alive and full of color that it draws you back to the instrument. So, I work with hammers, keys, weighting, and the many little pieces that connect you with the vibrating string. The piano is a wonderful machine.
- Tuning – traditional equal temperament or historical temperaments
- Rebuilding – all aspects including structural rebuilding and cabinet refinishing
- Humidity Control – Certified installer of all “Dampp Chaser “piano humidity control systems
- Action work – regulation and replacement of all parts
- Appraisal and Consignment Sales
- Piano Moving and Storage
- Player System Installations
“I just got up from playing my ‘new’ ( actually it is a 70 year old Steinway) piano. The work that you did on it is just beautiful. I am ecstatic. The piano feels as good as it felt to me fifty years ago. I don’t know what you did but I love it. You are the best!”
“Jim, the system is great! The tuning has never been so stable in 25 years.”
installation of the Dampp Chaser system
Information about “Dampp Chaser” humidity control systems
Maker of player-piano systems since 1902. See “pianomation” for the latest systems and contact JP Fine Tuning for installations.
Authorized Steinway dealer for New England and sales of other fine pianos. Contact JP Fine Tuning for sales referral.
JP Fine Tuning Services
PO Box 1349
Orleans, MA 02653