About Moonlight Pianos
Dinh Ngo, B.Mus. Theory, Music Composition and Conducting
(Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam)
(Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam)
I am a fully trained and qualified piano tuner and technician and a Member of the Pianoforte Tuners' Association, with over 25 years' experience in the piano industry.
I set up Moonlight Pianos, based near Addlestone, Surrey, which is now an established business. With my extensive experience and expertise in piano tuning, servicing and repair gained over the past 25 years, both in upright and grand pianos and at private and concert levels, I can offer a high quality and reliable service that can cater for any requirement.
I have an expanding customer base, located throughout the South East, including schools, theatres, concert venues and professional musicians.
Biography, qualifications and experience
Music is my love and my passion. I began my music training at the age of 7 at Dong Tam Catholic school in Viet Nam, first as a member of the junior choir, rising to conductor after completing a conducting course for gifted music students at the age of 17. I have continued to conduct many church choirs for over 30 years.
As a young boy I loved the piano, and was very keen to learn about its structure, beginning my technical training at a family friend's piano workshop, learning to tune and repair a basic piano instrument.
I then studied music at the Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) in Viet Nam, obtaining a B.Mus. degree in Theory, Music Composition and Conducting. After graduation, I taught harmony at Credo Catholic school in Viet Nam, and continued to work in piano tuning and repair until leaving for the UK in 2001.
After two months in England, I started employment at Sheargold Pianos, a well established piano company in Surrey. During my time there I received further training in the Steinway standard of piano tuning, repairing, servicing and rebuilding.
Subsequently, I was given responsibility for the workshop, tuning and servicing the showroom pianos and as an outside tuner with clients including Windsor Castle, New Victoria Theatre Woking, the Ascot Racecourse open air concert, and a variety of schools, churches and music teachers.
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Dinh Ngo is a member of the Pianoforte Tuners' Association
1. Mr. Dinh Ngo has reconditioned my 1930s John Broadwood & Son upright by: -Replacing the hardened dampers; -Softening the hammer heads and carrying out sundry small repairs. I have been very please with the result.
Dinh Ngo has tuned my piano and I found him to be very thorough and diligent and his prices competitive. I was most impressed with the service he gave, as not only did he tune my piano but also offered to mend the music stand, which has been broken for some time! I wish Dinh much success in his enterprise and would thoroughly recommend him to anyone who has a piano that...
I was extremely impressed with Moonlight Pianos. Not only were they were very accommodating when I needed to change the date of my appointment at short notice, but they tuned my piano brilliantly (it has been given a new lease of life!) and at a very reasonable cost. I would thoroughly recommend them.
“Dinh has brought back to life our baby grand piano. He has taken it from a rather out of tune and slightly dilapidated instrument, to one that sounds and feels fantastic. This was entirely due to his hard work and diligence. I am so happy with the result. I feel I got extremely good value for money and would use him and Moonlight Pianos again in an instant. Five...
We have a 45 year old piano, bought new when I started to play, and one by one the bass strings were breaking. Now my children were playing it to Grade 6, I didn't want to throw it away. We found Mr Ngo's services excellent and he provided a very reasonable quote to replace the bass section strings.
Thank you so much for tuning our piano yesterday. I played it when I came home from work and it was a pleasure. You did an excellent job. We look forward to seeing you next time and will be happy to recommend you to our friends for piano tuning.
2. Mr Dinh Ngo brought back to life a barely playable 1880s STEINWAY & SON grand. The work involved: Replacing all the hammer heads (over the years the string had worn grooves into them), Servicing the action (replacement of felts, centre pins, springs etc as necessary), Polishing the ivory keys so that they are now clean and of a uniform colour,-Thoroughly cleaning the...
Mr. Dinh Ngo came to our rescue. He carefully explained in detail what needed to be done. He gave advice on how to restore the woodwork and clean out the inside, while he took away the action part from inside to mend the worn-out dampers, ribbons and leather pieces, etc... I have been very pleased with his conscientious service and his attention to detail.