Welcome to the James Carney piano blog, pages dedicated to my work as a professional piano tuner and technician.
I am also a professional pianist, improvisor, composer, and teacher. Please visit http://www.jamescarney.net to hear my work and view my performance schedule.
To schedule piano service, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718.637.3793.
My services are available throughout New York City, Westchester County, and certain areas of Connecticut, New Jersey, and Nassau County.
A partial client list includes the NYC recording studios Sear Sound, The Bunker, One East Recording, Stadiumred, The Magic Shop, Brooklyn Recording, and 58N6 (aka The Loove.) Venues I have tuned for include The Beacon Theater, Birdland, and Ibeam. Musicians I have tuned for include Roger Waters, David Bowie, Norah Jones, Chris Botti, Lang Lang, Alexander Paley, Jennifer Nettles, Jewel, and hundreds of others, including many of the top improvising pianists, composers, and teachers in New York City.
From 2010-2014 I was the principal technician for the internationally known Allegro Pianos, who provide the Northeast region of the U.S. with some of the finest pianos money can buy: Bösendorfer, Blüthner, August Förster, Steingraeber, Estonia, and Kawai. I had extensive experience prepping, regulating, voicing, tuning, and maintaining hundreds of these fine instruments which had a tremendous impact on my skill development.
I also specialize in helping piano owners maximize the touch and tone of their current instrument, even those pianos that would be considered modest or entry level. There is often much that can be done to improve any piano, even those that may seem “hopeless”. Please feel free to call or write with any questions you may have, or to schedule a tuning and/or evaluation.