Philip Kennedy tuning a piano

Philip Kennedy - Professional Piano Technician

Philip Kennedy has worked in the piano industry since 1976, and has considerable experience in the tuning, repair and restoration of many types of piano.

After completing his training, gaining qualifications in piano tuning and City & Guilds qualifications in Piano Repairing and Re-conditioning, Phil spent seven years as a piano technician for Kennard & Sons in Canterbury, working mainly for domestic clients and for schools and colleges. Since then he has also enjoyed preparing pianos for professional concerts and recordings. Phil worked under Farid Showghi and Keith Glazebrook at Steinway & Sons, Park Royal Service Centre, and currently undertakes freelance concert tuning work for Steinway & Sons, London.

From time to time he also covers concert tuning work at Symphony Hall in Birmingham, working regularly for the CBSO and other international professional musicians. Phil has frequently tuned pianos at Highgrove House, Gloucestershire, the home of HRH The Prince of Wales.

He has prepared instruments for numerous BBC TV and radio broadcasts, including the prestigious Hay Festival, as well as for many solo piano recordings for Nimbus Records, Olympia Compact Discs, Hyperion Records Ltd, EMI and The Divine Art Record Company.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Musical Instrument Technology (FIMIT), a Member of the Pianoforte Tuners' Association (MPTA) and holds a diploma in piano playing from Trinity College of Music, London (LTCL).