“It was a pleasure to interface with an expert who is passionate about his craft.” – Brad Mehldau
“Hot dog! The piano sounds great. Better than it ever has since it moved here. Just played my Ravel piece for the first time on it. Lots of big open intervals… super sweet. Thank you.” – Canton Becker, composer, Santa Fe.
“I just wanted to tell you that I absolutely LOVE the job that you did tuning my piano! It is truly a joy to play it now!” – Monica Oechsner, violinist, Santa Fe.
“Beautiful!” – Chris Ishee, pianist, Santa Fe
“Love how the piano sounds after you tuned it; so clear and brilliant. Think it’s probably the best it’s ever sounded after a tuning and it sounded really good before.” – Sandra Bies, Santa Fe
“Having played the piano since 1962, this is how I feel about Mr. Rothschild’s work: Working by ear & using only the traditional tools & no electronic devices, this gentleman impressed me with his romantic approach to the piano. The result was being back in Paris 1837, listening to Chopin playing for Madame Amantine Dupin while she sat dreaming by the fire …Thank you, Mr. Rothschild. My winter playing on the great Weber Grand Piano for locals & visitors in magic Santa Fe will be delightful.” – Gilbert Giudice, European composer.
“Robby has done a very fine tuning on my piano. I am a pianist used to playing Steinway grands with the very best tunings… he made my piano sing again! I am very pleased with his work and will use him again.” – Peggy Abbot, pianist, Santa Fe
“Robby Rothschild has done a fantastic job on my piano – he is also very personable and responsible, and a pleasure to work with.” – Leanne Rees, concert pianist.
“My piano sounds great!” – Lydia Clark, Santa Fe pianist and teacher.
“I can TOTALLY vouch for Robby’s prowess wielding that tuning fork of his. It was only yesterday that he put my piano right back into its sweetness – and the two of us are happy together again. If you have a piano and that piano needs a tuner, look no further – Robby Rothschild’s your guy.” – Chris Jonas, composer, Santa Fe
“Robby Rothschild tunes my piano perfectly and quickly. He makes my old upright sing happily every time…” – Brian Haas, Santa Fe/Tulsa
“I want to thank you for the excellent tuning you gave my piano. It has never sounded better, and has made my practicing more enjoyable.” – Grant Macdonald, Santa Fe.
“Robby just tuned my piano and he did a wonderful job. He is skilled and so gracious. And after it was all beautifully tuned, he sat and played for me. He and my piano sounded amazing. Call Robby. You won’t be sorry.” – Meridee Williams, Provo, UT
“I had some former students over this weekend and we used the piano that Robby tuned. Since it’s been in my family for over 60 years, I was amazed at how well it kept it’s intonation after he tuned and repaired it 2 months ago. Robby is the man!” Richard Snider, Santa Fe, NM
“While I had come to resent my instrument like an ill tempered dog who once again tore up the drapes, I am thrilled that Robby spent some quality time with her and was able to understand and align her inner nature. First, a little disclosure. Robby the piano tuner extraordinaire from Santa Fe Piano Services is a personal friend of mine. That said, I have no conflict in posting a glowing recommendation since I seriously question the intonation of most my friends and would not trust them to sit second fiddle in a banshee quartet let alone recommend them. I have an old spinet which is beastly to tune. After two attempts with other tuners this thing made Fur Elise sound like a concerto for toothache and sackbut. Robby tunes mainly by ear and fork and employs expert judgement when compromising the electronic tuner for the sake of resonant overtones. The low notes are no longer fighting with the high notes, the black notes get along with the white and he got her to stay put at 441 Hz!. In fact he did such a great job I’m content just playing octaves.” – Jeremy Sment, Albuquerque, NM
CLIENTS / ARTISTS OF NOTE
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Performance Santa Fe
Santa Fe Pro Musica
Santa Fe Symphony
Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe Desert Chorale
National Dance Institute of NM
GiG Performance Space
Santa Fe Public Schools
Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Santa Fe Community College
New Mexico School for the Arts
Christ Lutheran Church
St. Francis Cathedral
Taos School of Music
I have been lucky through my work at Lensic to have tuned for the following:
Delfeayo Marsalis band
Elizabeth Joy Roe
Anderson and Roe
Anne Marie McDermott
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Blind Boys of Alabama
Tony de Sare
Lyle Lovett and his Very Large Band
Jono Manson/Kitchen Sink Studio
Beer Creek Brewing Company