Longtime tuners practice their craft to make pianos sing

February 22, 2015 5:01 AM

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Brant Leonard's career tuning pianos started when a free one, dubbed untunable, practically fell into his lap.

Undeterred, Leonard pulled that old upright out of the snowbank, took it home and cranked on its pins and tweaked its hammers until it hummed the right pitches and tones. He eventually achieved the impossible and made that piano to sound pretty good — good enough to find at least two homes after his...

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