Passion For Pianos - Tuner For The Stars

Despite being a piano enthusiast for my entire life I worked for many years as an engineer. Before realising that pianos are my real passion.

So I set out to pursue a career working with them.

Studying for three years at Leeds College Of Music to achieve the relevant qualifications. These included: “BTEC National Diploma in Piano Tuning, Maintenance & Repair” and “City & Guilds Musical Instrument Technology specialising in Piano”.

Paul Barnes

Paul Barnes

By July 1994 I was fully qualified. I began to gain valuable experience tuning my own pianos as well those of as family and friends.

Over the last 25 years I’ve tuned 1,000s of pianos in all sorts of places. From family homes to schools, churches, theatres, music studios, 200-year-old country halls and even for international superstars! (See below for more details…)

Here are just some of the places I’ve tuned pianos… 


  • Echo Arena, Liverpool –
    for various artists including:

    • Bob Dylan
    • Alicia Keys
    • Guns N Roses
    • Peter Gabriel
    • John Legend
    • Michael Bublé
  • Edge Theatre, Chorlton, Manchester
  • Fairways Lodge, Prestwich
  • Haigh Hall, Wigan
  • Mitton Hall, Whalley
  • Ridgemont House, Horwich


  • Edgworth Methodist Church, Bolton
  • Church Of The Nazarene, Bolton
  • Bag Lane Methodist Church, Atherton


  • Cardinel Newman College, Preston
  • Eagley Infants Primary School, Bromley Cross, Bolton
  • Horwich Parish Primary School, Bolton
  • St Bernadette’s RC Primary School, Shevington, Wigan
  • St.Mary’s Catholic High School, Astley, Manchester
  • St.Wilfrids Academy, Standish

Music Lessons, Studios and… Prison?

  • Garth Prison, Leyland
  • Musical Strings, Charles Street, Leigh
  • Recording Studios, Ashton Old Road, Manchester

Across The Channel

Most jobs are in my local area but over the years I’ve travelled further and further away to tune pianos. First to the other side of Manchester, Liverpool, then as far as Prestatyn, Wales. There was even one job in France!

Book Your Tuning

You don’t need to be an international superstar or live in France to have your piano tuned. Give me a call on 07976 824454 or click here to book online

What My Customers Say...

"Thank you very much Paul - you did a wonderful job on a very out of tune piano! We're enjoying it very much". - Mark

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01204 691212

Bob Dylan
Alicia Keys
Guns N Roses
Peter Gabriel
John Legend
Michael Buble