Mobile Piano Service is excited to invite our customers to a performance by well-known Adelaide pianist, Anna Goldsworthy. This performance is sponsored by the EU Centre of Global Affairs at the University of Adelaide, and we are thrilled to host it in our store. The details and link to register are below. This is a free event, however registration is essential. We hope that you will be able to join us! From Baroque to Impressionist. An evening of European music (piano) with Anna Goldsworthy The EU Centre for Global Affairs invites you to an evening of fine European music spanning the Baroque to Impressionist periods of music composition. Described by The Australian as a ‘musical ambassador,’ Dr Anna Goldsworthy, one of Australia’s most acclaimed and versatile musicians, and author of the memoir, Piano Lessons, performs extensively throughout Australia and internationally as a soloist and chamber musician, and is a founding member of Serpahim Trio. On this occasion, Anna will perform
What an exciting new era for Mobile Piano Service… We were recently selected to create and set up an interactive display involving our pianos in the Nexus 10 Building, The University of Adelaide’s business incubator ThincLab, at the Nexus 10 Building, 10 Pulteney Street, Adelaide. Not only this, but we will also soon have a physical presence within the ThincLab itself, with our new city based ‘hot desk’ soon to be in operation. The ThincLab is an exciting initiative developed by The University’s Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC). Assisting businesses in South Australia to achieve their dreams, it is a home to creative thinkers, rule breakers and challengers and a place that gives those who see the world differently a chance to make their unique ideas fly! We are an enthusiastic team of young entrepreneurs, with a passion to succeed. Do you have an idea about how you could partner or work with us and make your own ideas
On 21st-24th August, Joe and the team will be picking up their piano tuning & repair kits and heading to the Limestone Coast. It’s been a while since his last visit, so Joe is looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting some new ones. Joe’s enthusiasm and passion for revitalising pianos is infectious. He loves his work and takes pride in ensuring that every piano he services ends up in tip-top condition! He will be delighted to give your piano a new lease on life! Please feel free to give us a call on 0408 221 272 or (08) 8379 1218 to book a piano tuning or tuning and repair service while we are in your area. Joe will be covering all major towns and places in-between, so we can accommodate you, wherever you are. In addition to tuning and minor repairs, we have a wide range of new, reconditioned and restored pianos in our Norwood Piano
This week, our two tuners Joe and Tom – with a couple of hangers on 😉 – came to the Clare Valley region in South Australia on a piano tuning bonanza! There were a number of highlights, including our first stop which was delivering this white baby grand to Sarah in Armagh. As you can see, it’s a beautiful addition to her home. We continued on our way, tuning and repairing pianos for lots of friendly locals, and along the way got to see a bull calf, as well as a piano in a horse float! One of our favourite jobs was providing this piano to Cobwebs Café in Auburn. If you are ever driving through Auburn or live in the area, pop in and see Judy for a coffee and have a tinkle on the piano! In addition to all of this work, we ate some delicious food, drank some wonderful wines, saw lots of animals and took in the stunning scenery. We
Wertheim is an Australian brand of piano, formerly produced in Richmond, Victoria. Between 1908 and 1935 around 18,000 upright pianos were manufactured. Renowned for their ability to stay in tune for long periods of time and requiring little maintenance, they were a popular all-purpose piano. Their business was very successful and the Wertheim family enjoyed celebrity status in Australia. However, after the Great Depression of 1929 and a declining demand for pianos, the family had to make the decision to close the factory in 1935. At Mobile Piano Service, we specialise in the tuning, repairing and restoring of Wertheim pianos, including Gold Scroll, Wertheim Planet & Hasburg models. As we have been working with these pianos for many years now, we have a lot of experience and spare parts available. We are also able to do cabinet, mechanism and keyboard restorations. Tuning, servicing and minor repairs in the home can range from $185 to $500. Restoration can range from $2,000
Joe is in Hobart today visiting Restored Pianos Pty Ltd, our affiliated store in Tasmania! Restored Pianos has operated since 1973 and is one of the longest running piano restoration businesses in Australia. Eric Hawkes, the owner of Restored Pianos, is also the president of the Master Piano Tuners, Repairers and Restorers Association of Australia and Joe’s former boss, with Joe being lucky enough to do his apprenticeship under Eric’s direction in the Hobart store during the 90s! During his visit to Hobart, Joe has hand selected 3 pianos from the store to bring to Adelaide – the first being a beautiful Ronisch, fully restored in Eric’s workshop, as well as two other pianos to be restored in our Adelaide workshop. The fully restored Ronisch will retail in our store for $7,995 lc2qszl. Joe is having fun on his visit to Hobart, instead of enjoying the harbour and all it has to offer, he is of course hauling around
What a fantastic morning at the workshop! We held our third piano Masterclass, which was another great success. We had Janice Tan Piano School of Auldana, with 10 of her piano students and their parents attend the Masterclass. Joe spent 20 minutes explaining and demonstrating the inner workings and structure of a piano and passed around various piano components to the students. Afterwards we headed out into the piano restoration workshop were the students were given the opportunity to dismantle two pianos themselves (one piano per five students). This was a fantastic way for piano students to understand what it is that makes the sound they are creating! For anyone learning to play an instrument, it always helps to have a good understanding of how it works. Great work kids!! If you would like to hold or attend a masterclass, please give us a call to discuss!
We are currently nearing the completion of this beautiful 1926 ‘K’ model Vertigrand Steinway & Sons Upright piano, as shown in the photos. Steinway & Sons pianos are the finest and most sought after pianos ever manufactured. Manufactured in Hamburg Germany, this piano was hand made by German craftsman over a period of 6 months. The cabinet was hand crafted from Brazilian Mahogany, a wood so rare it is no longer able to be milled or exported. The cabinet of this piano has been completely stripped back to bare wood and fully hand polished, this involved more than 120hrs labour alone in our piano Restoration workshop. The keyboard is manufactured from extremely high grade ebony and ivory which have been fully restored by us. This involved more than 20 hrs of labour. The piano action is currently being rebuilt and we are awaiting more parts and materials from the US. Upon completion in January 2017, this piano will be available
Since the early 1990’s Mobile Piano Service has built a strong reputation within the piano tuning, repairs, restoration and sales industry in Tasmania and South Australia. For a long period of time, we have regularly travelled between those two states and subsequently conducted a lot of work in Melbourne. From 2017, Mobile Piano Service will have an even stronger focus and presence in Melbourne and Victoria, expanding its professional operations from its permanent workshop and store in South Australia. For a decade or more now, as the Director of Mobile Piano Service I have witnessed the outreach of the piano business. Whereas buying, selling and servicing pianos was once a localised enterprise, changing technology, infrastructure and lifestyles of people has led to pianos, as with other goods, becoming national and global items moving between places nationwide and even worldwide. Because of the specialised nature of our work, our Mobile Piano Service – The Store website regularly receives enquiries from
“I recommend this business to all my students, parents and colleagues who are looking to purchase a piano at an affordable price. Not only do they sell pianos but they also offer piano tuning and restoration. Joe and his wife and team offer professional, honest advice and genuinely care about their customers. Highly recommended!”
Director of Professional Music Academy of SA
Fantastic service. This business goes above and beyond for their customers.