Rory Fader is a Okanagan piano tuner, offering services to the Okanagan Valley, Merritt and Greater Vancouver region. He has been a piano tuner for over 30 years, and was the official piano tuner for Expo 86. A pianist since he was young, Rory studied at the University of British Columbia and received his Bachelor of Music. After completing his studies, he registered with the Piano Technicians Guild and went through extensive training and adjudication so he can offer the highest possible service and technical standards. Rory's attention to detail, passion for pianos and honesty makes him client-centered and he will always go above and beyond to satisfy the clients needs.
Rory offers a wide range of services for your piano - from a basic tuning all the way to rebuilding your piano. A piano consists of hundreds of moving parts and it is important to keep them in tip top shape to prolong their life. Rory offers a full range of piano repairs from replacing hammers, dampers, and bushings to repairing cracks in the bridges or re-stringing your piano. If the cost of repairing your piano exceeds the value of the piano or if you are in the market for a new piano, Rory will be more than happy to give you the suggestions you need to make the right decision. No matter the job, you will always be satisfied and all the work is guaranteed.
Piano manufacturers recommend tuning one to two times a year. Even if the piano is not being used, the surrounding climate fluctuates and that results in the wood swelling and contracting. Regular maintenance is necessary to keep your piano in the same condition you were used to when it was on the showroom floor. If the piano has not been tuned for a while, sometimes a pitch raise is required. A thorough cleaning can be expected with every tuning as well as a forecast of anything that may need to be done in the future.