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Dowdeswell Pianos is a family run Business established in 1990 in the UK then relocated to New Zealand in 2008. We Specialize in everything to do with pianos and their upkeep.

I hope that after viewing our site you will gain an insite into the services we offer and how you can acheive the best potential from your piano.If you wish to contact us to discuss your requirements, we will be only to pleased to advise you.

Experience and Qualifications

I trained at the London College of furniture and qualified in 1985 with a BTEC National Diploma in Musical Instrument Technology, specialising in pianos. I gained invaluable experience whilst working for five years with various piano companies in the UK, New Zealand and Luxenburg before returing to launch "Dowdeswell Pianos" in 1990.

My work as a technicianRupert Dowdeswell

My work as a tuner involves tuning pianos in private homes, schools & colleges, recording studios, yachts and cruise ships.

As a technician my work involves all aspects of piano restoration, from minor repair to a full piano rebuild which can take between four to eight weeks to complete.

We also offer a french polishing service which will transform any piano to its former glory.

Some of my clients and venues I have worked at include:

London University, Southampton University, Yacht moored at Venice, Various Cruise Ships, Winchester Piano Studios, Mylyn Classe (Hear Say), Anthony Minghella (Film Director), Elton John, Cobham International School, Woking Theatre, Leatherhead Theatre, Various Recording Studios, Gary Brooker (Procal Harum), Wisley Music Festival, Cris Cozens (Musical Film Director).