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Tuner Acknowledged As One Of The Best

Tuner Acknowledged As One Of The BestTuner Acknowledged As One Of The Best
Promenade Music's Piano Tuner, Marianne Bailey, Is Acknowledged As One Of The Best In The UK.

Promenade Music is so proud of our piano tuner and technician, Marianne Bailey, and now she's been hand-picked by Yamaha to join their piano technicians guild.

There's now another reason to buy a new Yamaha upright or grand piano from Promenade Music as we offer the best brand, the best models, the best prices and the best possible after care service. Our freelance piano tuner and technician, Marianne Bailey, has been acknowledged as one of the best technicians in the UK after Yamaha's UK piano technical manager, Neil Farrar and Takahiro Mizuno, the President of the 'Yamaha Piano Technicians Guild' (YPTG for short) have invited Marianne to join the YPTG which is one of the most prestigious piano technicians guild in the World.

The YPTG has been established to ensure the highest levels of technical support for Yamaha's piano customers including owners of the Yamaha CF111S Concert Grand. The in-depth seminars that Marianne attends will build on Yamaha's commitment to promote and develop the highest standards of piano technical support to touring artists, concert venues as well as private clients.

"Yamaha had a very high profile launch of the Yamaha Piano Technicians Guild at the Frankfurt music show in March" commented Promenade Music's David Wood, "We were told that they'd be running high level seminars for the programme at their headquarters in Milton Keynes and made it clear that they were only looking for the creme de la creme of UK piano technicians as they were only picking the best ten to join initially. The fact that Marianne's been chosen shows her outstanding abilities as a piano tuner and technician and commitment to ongoing professional development in order to provide the highest quality technical support to Promenade Music's customers".

The Yamaha Guild will become a recognised label of quality assurance and a coveted qualification amongst established and prospective piano tuners. From a European view point, by introducing the programme, Yamaha have established valuable partnerships with highly skilled piano technicians throughout Europe who can offer customers excellent service locally. The invitation to join the guild provides the best piano technicians with in-depth technical training. 

Yamaha's Senior Director, Mike Ketley commented, "This exclusive accreditation programme provides Yamaha pianos with World class technical support throughout Europe and ensures our flagship handcrafted models are always in the best technical condition. Members of the guild also help us to further distinguish and promote the exceptional quality of Yamaha pianos whilst at the same time allowing us to strengthen our valuable relationships with the technical communities for the benefit of our customers, and our overall quality performance. The Yamaha piano technicians guild will make its members ambassadors both for our brand and for their own craft".

Call Promenade Music on 01524 410202 if you'd like to buy a Yamaha upright or grand piano. You'll get the best brand at the best price and the piano will be prepared by the best technician.

More Information about Marianne Bailey (our freelance piano tuner)
After studying full time for three years and gaining an HND in piano tuning, repairs and maintenance at the London College of Furniture, Marianne, who was the only student to be given a distinction for the final tuning exam in her year, established her own piano tuning business in 1983 and has been in constant demand with domestic pianos, schools, colleges, hotels, and churches ever since. In 1997, she took and passed the membership exam for the Pianoforte Tuners Association (the only professional body for piano tuners) and in 2000, her tuning was also appraised by Steinway and Sons in London, who needed a stand-by tuner for recitals in the Lancashire area. In this capacity, and as in-house tuner for several local concert venues, she has tuned for some of the Worlds leading artists including Nikolai Demidenko, Pascal Roge, Imogen Cooper, John Lill, Martin Roscoe, Kathryn Stott in the Classical music world as well as Jools Holland, Rick Wakeman and even the White Stripes! In 2008 Marianne was one of only ten technicians, in the whole of the UK, to join the highly prestigious Yamaha Piano Technicians Guild
Marianne spends her free time walking in the Lakes (with husband Simon and dog Max) and enjoys travelling and horse-riding.