Barb Hall, Certified Piano Technician

Welcome!

Hello, and welcome to my website. Those of you who have visited before will notice a big change in the site, I've done some "redecorating" and I hope you like the new look. For newcomers, please check out all the links that will give you information on purchasing a piano for the first time, finding a music teacher in your area, or questions about piano technology and the many piano services I offer.

If you need a piano tuning, or a repair, I am available to service pianos in Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, Port Perry, Uxbridge, east Scarborough, Markham, Stouffville, and Richmond Hill.

Be sure to check out the articles I've written on purchasing a piano, and deciding between acoustic and digital pianos. I've even included a page of piano trivia, and some really (really) bad piano humour. I hope you enjoy your stay here, and please come back soon as this site is constantly being updated to serve you better!

In the meantime please read and enjoy my favourite quotations about music.

Regards,
Barb

"Music is a moral law.
It gives a soul to the universe,
wings to the mind, flight to the imagination,
a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything.

It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is
good, just, and beautiful, of which it is the invisible,
but never-the-less, dazzling, passionate and eternal form."

Plato

Music is Science
It is exact, highly organized and must be 100% correct.
It embodies many levels of physics from acoustics to architecture.

Music is Mathematics
It is rhythmically based on the subdivision of time in space
into fractions, which must be done instantaneously, and not worked
out on a paper, in a highly specific form with regard to exact
placement and symmetry. It is disciplined and logical.

Music is Language
It is composed of phrases, thoughts and ideas. Its goal is to
communicate and to reach a part of us where words no longer suffice.

Music is History
It is the only art we can hear as people hundreds of years ago heard.
Unlike paint, whose image is always there once created, music is
perpetually repainted each time it is performed. The feelings and
thoughts of countless generations are forever cast into sound.

Music is Physical Education
It requires fantastic coordination of fingers, eyes, hands, lips, cheeks
and facial muscles, in addition to extraordinary control of the diaphragmatic,
back, stomach and chest muscles. There are as many calories burned by a
symphony trumpet player in one performance as there are by a quarterback in a
professional football game.

Music is all of these things and more, but above all music is Art.
It allows a human being to take science and techniques and create emotion.
This is the one thing that science cannot duplicate - human feelings and emotions.

This is Why We Teach Music

So you will recognize beauty. So you will be more sensitive, especially
to all the thoughts and feelings put into sound throughout the ages. So you
will be closer to the infinity of your own heart and soul. And so you will come
to know the value of your own self.

Author Unknown

Piano Tuning, Regulation, Repair

Serving Durham & York regions,
and Scarborough
1000 The Esplanade N. Unit 1015
Pickering, Ontario Canada
L1V 6V4
Phone: (905) 427-7631
Fax: (905) 427-5383