Piano tuner of 40 years can’t play

Tony Caught is a piano tuner of some 40 years, but is perhaps unusual in that he cannot actually play the piano.

Living in Australia, and travelling north, he was surprised at the condition many pianos were being stored in.

The extreme climates of Australia can play havoc with these timber instruments, particularly where there is no air-conditioning where they are stored.

Since he started tuning, technology and a lack of skilled tuners has changed the way the trade is performed.

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He now uses a computer to give him an accurate initial picture of the entire piano before he starts tuning by ear.

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