It was in a humble dwelling in the parish of St. Michael, Barbados, that Michael Gibbons embarked on a lifelong career of turning and repairing pianos. Possessed by a pre-occupation with musical instruments, he pursued the art of piano tuning with the Miami based Empire School of Piano Tuning and started tuning for customer when he was still only his teens.
Thus Pianoman was founded in the 1970s and a workshop opened in Pinfold Street, Bridgetown in 1973. Further training followed in 1975 in New York City.
During the 1990s, the sons of the founder joined the establishment and the company has developed into a full line music store offering for sale and repairing, a wide range of musical instruments and accessories. The company was renamed Pianoman Music Centre in 2003.
Every musician in the Caribbean should have a source near at hand on which to depend for quality musical instruments and professional, reliable repair work.
Pianoman Music Centre is aiming to be such an establishment, thus our motto "YOUR LINK TO MUSIC."
Personnel have been made responsible for specific departments, namely wind instruments, string instruments, audio, percussion, piano and keyboard. In this way and with ongoing training, heads of departments are rising to be specialist in their various fields. This assures our many customers of the highest level of attention to their musical needs at all times.
Pianoman's experience in the art of piano re-building is unsurpassed throughout Barbados and indeed, the Caribbean.
From vintage upright pianos to full sized Steinway concert grands, the dedication to highest quality craftsmanship resounds from the sonorous tones of every instrument painstakingly rebuilt to perfection.
Every type of piano repairs are undertaken with the same level of commitment to the highest standard of expertise – from mending a single piano hammer to re-stringing and fitting a complete new Steinway action into a Steinway concert grand. Whatever is needed, you can be assured that your precious piano is safe in the hands of Pianoman craftsmen. A fully rebuilt piano by Pianoman is not only true value for money, but is your guarantee of musical satisfaction for years to come!
Undoubtedly 'THE FINEST PIANOS IN THE WORLD', Steinway pianos remain one of the few enduring investments in the world today. Over the passage of time, Steinway pianos increase in value many times over their original purchase price! At least 99% of the world's concert pianists prefer to perform on a Steinway piano!
PIANOMAN MUSIC CENTRE, Barbados work together with COACH HOUSE PIANOS, UK bringing the joy of Steinway to the Caribbean!
Very few people are even aware that such systems exist – let alone the fact that Pianoman specialize in supplying such systems throughout the Caribbean!
Now you can enjoy the atmosphere of any style of music being played in your home with our superb range of systems! Never mind if you are unable to play the piano yourself – the 'PIANO-DISC' system will play it for you!
Our 'Silent' system enables you to perform on your piano at any time of day or night without any disturbance to anyone else! Ideal for any apartment or family home, this amazing feature is a must in so many circumstances of life.
Our UK Allied Showrooms
Pianoman Music Centre works closely with longstanding UK steinway agents, Coach House Pianos, and thus are the chosen suppliers of many world famous celebrities, music institutions and venues wishing to source their 'dream' instrument.
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Posted on Thursday 12th May, 2011
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