A Comprehensive Range of Piano Services

Based in rural North Oxfordshire, Tim Howes is a piano tuner, restorer, supplier and musician. Workshop trained, he has tuned and restored pianos for 29 years and offers a range of services to public and trade clients.


Tuning  – Oxfordshire & surrounding counties.

Restoration – Restringing & repair work.

Sales – Pianos currently available.

Clients (past and present) include:

Notable composers for screen and stage. Well known performers’ home pianos. Media celebrities and selected concert venues. Mechanical music museums, pianola and piano collectors and many piano restorers across the UK for specialised piano services.


(Tuning) “Thank you very much for the piano tuning – it sounds wonderful and you are inspiring to listen to.” – P. Ivanovic,  Oxford.

(Tuning) “I played the piano after you left and am really happy with how it sounds. I don’t know if it’s my imagination but it seems to sound sweeter than before!”  –  Helen Moss, Chipping Norton.

(Restoration) “Just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed the piano until my arthritic hands made playing difficult… …The [new owners] have all the details of what was done to the piano and should appreciate their good luck!”  –  Mrs Trogstadt, Hook Norton.

(Repair) “Thanks again for repairing the pedal connection at short notice and the loan of the Roland, just the job”.  –  J. Winterbottom, Oxford