What seems to be a simple sound to most people is a complicated organization of counting string vibrations to me. I suppose piano tuning is a nice combination of technical and artistic professions.
My name is Yonatan Torn. I have been a full time Piano Tuner and a Piano Technician since 1981. I have vast experience in tuning, rebuilding, repairs and voicing of all kinds of pianos, including complete restoration of antique instruments. I specialize in tone regulating (the process of changing the tone of piano to make it more dark, muffled, brassy or sweet), and changing the action (light and heavy key touch).
I was born and lived in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, St. Petersburg, Russia. This famous historical place is known for its architectural, musical, and art traditions. I was lucky to attend and get training at St. Petersburg Academy of Music. That training provided me with unique knowledge in the area of restoration of antique pianos.
After graduating from a three year course at the Academy of Music, I upgraded my professional skills by working in the oldest factory in St. Petersburg. I specialized in the restoration and rebuilding of all kinds of European musical instruments.
After nine years of work in St. Petersburg and thirteen years of work in my profession in Israel, I was enchanted by incredible beauty of nature in British Colombia and I moved with my family to Vancouver.