Category Archives: General

From Piano Tuner to Police Officer and Back: Podcast

Joe, the owner of Leaver Pianos, recently sat down and talked to Andrew Montesi about his journey of learning to restore pianos, becoming a police officer, and opening a full restoration workshop and store in Adelaide. To listen to the pod cast, click on the following link:      
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Limestone Coast – A Piano Tuning Trip!

  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…
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Clare Valley – We Tuned, We fixed, We Delivered, We Moved!!

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…
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The Wertheim Piano – An Australian Classic

[caption id="attachment_4118" align="alignright" width="300"] Mechanism Repair[/caption] 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…
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