Piano Service by Rose

Servicing Pianos in Northwestern VT since 2003

Cynthia has been my customer for 10 years. She is fantastic music teacher! I asked if she would be willing to write a review:

“I was in a pickle. The piano technician I had been using to maintain my teaching piano was moving to another state. I had to find a new technician who would keep my piano in excellent working condition for myself as well as my students. I asked other teachers and pianists. Again and again I was directed to, "Roselyn Kinnick". Roselyn is the third technician who has had hands on my piano and is by far the most highly skilled. My piano is beautifully tuned each time she comes and holds the tuning amazingly well. Roselyn has adjusted pedals to make them easier for my students to use, fixed sticky keys in humid weather- even came up with a unique solution to silence a vibrating catch on the front of my piano. I appreciate that Roselyn schedules appointments well in advance, sends reminders and comes to my home when she says she will be there. My experience working with Roselyn has been excellent. I highly recommend her service as a professional piano technician.” 

Cynthia Livingston
St. Albans Music Studio
Professional Piano and Flute Instruction.

This is a note I received from a customer after performing a grand maintenance package on her Yamaha G-1. Subject line was “Amazing”. 

“Rose,


I just wanted to tell you that the piano is so amazing.  I can hardly stop playing!!  I just never knew what a difference it would make.  Thank you so much.

-Janet”

From a customer that invested in improving her piano's performance with a grand regulation project in 2015:

"Rose,


Wow, the piano sounds and feels like new! (…)Thanks for all your work and for educating us on what needed to be done! We're very glad to have you now taking care of our piano.

(…)I consider you more than a tuner – you’re the caretaker of our piano! Thanks again so much for all of your work and rehabilitation and care of our piano!" 


-Nancy D.

For this next project, I reconditioned the hammers and regulated both front and back actions, tuned and voiced the piano:

“Every time I play my new & improved piano, I plan to e-mail you to exclaim over the dramatic change in the instrument. But, by the time I finish playing, I usually distract myself with bragging to my husband about the fantastic work you performed on it.


When you said, last year, that you could make this Zimmermann play much like my Steinway in Michigan, I admit I was doubtful. However, all of the many improvements you made to the Zimmermann resulted in its being so far superior to what it had been, it is, indeed, quite similar to the feel and performance of the Steinway. 

And, as always, your tuning work remains exceptional. 


Thank you so very much for all your work on it ... and I love being a benefactor of your skill, knowledge and talent!

Regards,
Diane V."

“Rose, 


Thank you SO much.  My piano sounds like heaven if heaven made sound.  I had such a happy practice session last night.  Also, it's really inspiring to me how committed you are to your work.  I appreciate you coming by.

Claire Black”

Claire is a concert pianist, piano teacher and amid other gigs has worked accompanying the Burlington Choral Society and the Colchester High School chorus. She sent me this email after a routine tuning and voicing:

The following are endorsements from both professional musicians and home piano owners who have purchased my services and sent emails of praise. If asked, I can provide several references from music professionals in Chittenden, Franklin & Grand Isle counties that include concert pianists, music teachers, and church musicians and of course, other piano technicians!