Based in Hebden Bridge, Pianoworks (formerly Hawkins Piano Company) providing piano tuning service for predominately West Yorkshire, and also the areas of North Manchester, West Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen.
Established for 27 years, Annette Hawkins has worked constantly within the piano trade. Beginning with an apprenticeship with Morland Pianos, therein followed 3 years training at Newark – the UK’s top musical instrument college, then subsequent exams to become a member of the Piano Tuner’s Association.
At the turn of the last century, almost every one of your grandmothers had a piano. Unfortunately, 80% of the pianos from this era are no longer structurally sound and not cost effective to recondition or rebuild, but long with the thousands of modern pianos, there are many still in homes and valuable to the owner and pianist.
Pianos are highly intricate machines consisting of around 9,000 parts. They don’t just need a "little tuning".