Bob Steel Piano Tuner & Technician
Registered Piano Technician with the Piano Technicians Guild,
serves the North Shore and Metro area of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Bob Steel, a Registered Piano Technician with the Piano Technicians Guild, serves the North Shore and Metro area of Vancouver, British Columbia. He has been a piano tuner for over thirty years, and has lived his entire life in West Vancouver and North Vancouver, BC. A pianist since he was five years of age, he studied as a piano major, and now takes tremendous pride in ensuring his customers play on well-maintained instruments. Bob likes to go that extra mile in addressing every customer's unique needs, whether you're a beginner or a concert pianist.
Piano manufacturers recommend tuning at least twice per year. New pianos require a "break-in" period while the strings stretch, and other parts aclimatize. All pianos react to climate changes, regardless of use, which makes your piano's tuning fluctuate. Humidity changes also affect the adjustment of other key components. Regular maintenance can help protect your investment and bring a lifetime of musical enjoyment.
Due to changes of season and the effect of heating systems, sometimes a piano is subjected to unusually erratic conditions. Bob records the relative humidity at each job site, so he can share any unusual findings. Occasionally he recommends a "climate control system" that may be your piano's best chance at improved stability. He uses one in his own personal pianos, a 1908 C.Bechstein and 1918 Heintzman, and has installed dozens of systems for many satisfied customers. Feel free to ask about them during your next servicing.