Who we are
Maurice was trained as a Piano Tuner and technician at Newman’s Pianos, Timaru, South Canterbury, where he completed his apprenticeship in 1974.
Starting his own Piano Tuning, sales and repair business, he worked in Canterbury, Mackenzie Country, North and central Otago. After moving to Australia in 1982 he worked for one of Australia’s Largest Yamaha dealers until he was appointed as Pastor of a Church in Gosford, NSW in 1987. Two years later he moved to Brisbane to become Music and Worship Director of one of Australia’s largest Churches of the time.
Piano Tuning has been a constant source of employment and support during the 30+ years in the Ministry. Moving to England in 1994 he took up Pastoral Positions in East Sussex and Wiltshire. As Missions directors for his denomination for churches in UK and Europe, he travelled to many countries. He often tuned and repaired pianos in Ukraine, Bulgaria, France and Middle East. This served to enrich his experience with piano work. Maurice returned in 2005 to New Zealand, to take a pastoral position in Howick, Auckland. Recently he has been able to allow more time to his Piano work.
Tuning and repairing pianos is a joy for Maurice, who is a pianist himself and loves the instrument. He also enjoys meeting and working with people and has a passion to provide a friendly professional service.