Folks, with all the “updates” consistently bombarding our email inbox, I’ve decided to send out a message that is a little less well…. let’s say distressing. We know, we get it. The world is a bit upside down right now and notices of change are inevitable. However, if you’re anything like me, a lighter verbiage might be desired to lift the spirits. So with this in mind, perhaps a more favorable replacement may be that my notice is nothing more than a “revision.”
Seems quite possible that the end of the quarantine is leaning on the side of undetermined rather than definite. Despite what some of you lovely people might think, piano tuning and repair services definitely does not fall under the category of “essential personnel.” So what to do? Well, I’m going to be honest with all of you, coming up with a plan for overall business health and retention has been a struggle of the mind and heart. I have decided that the best direction forward is to take a 3-month sabbatical with the possibility of an extension, circumstances depending.
**So what happens in the interim? Keep emailing me with your requests and I’ll get you on a waiting list. Once it is safe for all of us to be out and about again, I’ll start scheduling you in the order your requests were received. Since it is likely that I’ll need to find temporary work between now and then, please expect check-ins on the business to be no more than once or twice a month. Your patience and understanding is appreciated beyond words.
For those of you who are interested, I have set up an account with GoFundMe’s Small Business Relief Fund under the name - ‘She’s My Piano Tuner.’ Of course, nothing is expected but any gift is not accepted without gratitude. Here is the link to my campaign:
Please know I am so grateful to all of my clients for your years of support of my pursuit into the profession of piano technology. I could not have made it to this point in my life without you. This work is one that is uniquely challenging, highly misunderstood and at times during this modern era, almost feels as though it is becoming a thing of the past. Thanks to all of you, this will not happen. My hope is that whether your piano is perfectly tuned or not, that you will keep on playing. Remember, I’m not your piano teacher. I don’t care how well you play, just that you don’t stop letting the piano do for your what it has always done for me - get you through the good, the not so good and the “Can we try that again?!?” moments of life.
Below I’ve include a few links I thought you might find fun and/or interesting. Thank you again for your support, understanding and patience.
Sending peace, kindness and good health, from my home to yours!
Attune Piano on Flickr
Pictures from my adventures of life in and around pianos since I opened my doors as a sole proprietor in 2013. The link will take you straight to the photostream, but feel free to click over to the albums page to browse the different categories there:
Piano Technicians Guild
One of the most well-known sources for piano technology for both technicians and clients alike.
A free online resources for buying, selling and maintaining new, used and digital pianos.
Price Point Piano
Guide for consumers and technicians. The articles on this free site are definitely worth the read.