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Frank Benner
piano technician

Pr.Margrietlaan 31
1421 XE Uithoorn, Holland

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Piano’s are in my DNA

Grown up with the sound and smell of piano’s I have chosen the same trade as my father, grandfather and great grandfather before me, so you might say that piano’s are in my genes.

My name is Frank Benner and I repair and regulate piano’s and grand piano’s.
That’s my craft and passion.

My approach:

Judging an instrument for possibilities to repair or restore, I listen carefully to the wishes of the owner.

Above all I try to keep the instrument in its original state.
That means I repair where possible and renew when necessary.
I use techniques and parts as they have been used originally when the instrument was build.
New techniques are applied if it will improve the piano, taking care not to make irreversible changes to the instrument.

Tools used by my Grandfather and Father

Click on a Technical Topic:



The restauration of ivory keytops

Vibrating strings

Variation in sound

How does a player piano work?


Analysis of the action of a grand piano

Click on the Title of a Story:

Life? or Theater?

A writing Pianist

Meditation on Music

Little Hares and their piano

The Secret

Lola und die Pianola

The Pianist

The humming of Glenn Gould

Errol Garner: The most Happy Piano

The Dentist plays Piano

Dust on the Piano

Fluxus and the Packed Piano

A Piano in the Garden

Beethovens Will

This Car stops for Piano's

Hidden Signature

The Left-sided Piano

Children's Keyboard

Archaeology for Musicians

The Bigger the Better?

A Piano can be Art in itself

Laurel & Hardy

Piano Poetry