Piano Maintenance


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Over the past 35 years, Jerry Vezza has tuned over 40,000 pianos. As an experienced tuner and technician, he services pianos of all kinds in homes, schools, universities, recording studios, and on the concert stage. He offers consultation for those looking to purchase a new or used piano and appraisal services for determining accurate valuation. Additionally, he can also do extensive repairs, regulation, and voicing, as well as arrangements for expert rebuilding, refinishing, and transport.

The piano was invented over 300 years ago and is a wooden machine with over 10,000 individual parts. It is the most complicated mechanical device in the modern home and is tuned and serviced in much the same way it has been for hundreds of years. Home pianos are typically tuned twice a year whereas concert pianos are tuned 50 to 100 times a year. There are pianos over 130 years old that are still in service. Some have little value but work just fine and others are valued over $200,000. Pianos are made all over the world. Except for Steinway, most of the American piano industry is gone. They are still being manufactured in Europe, Japan, Korea, China, and Indonesia.

Some of the major clients Jerry has prepared pianos for include: Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Bruce Hornsby, George Winston, Marvin Hamlisch, Michael Feinstein, Emanuel Ax, Garrick Olsen, Gary Graffman, Joseph Kalichstein, Vladimir Feltsman, Sir James Galway, Wynton Marsalis, Tony Bennett, The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Bernadettte Peters, Chamber Society of Lincoln Center, Dr. John, Itzhak Perlman, Johnny Mathis, Pat Metheny, Patti Labelle, Paul Anka, Kathleen Battle, and Harry Connick Jr., Melissa Ethridge, The Mariinsky Orchestra, and John Legend.


News Articles on Jerry’s Work

 

Back Talk – Jerry Vezza – Dorothy Young Center for the Arts 2016

Madison Eagle July 14, 2016 – Five-Piano Album Calls on Jerry Vezza