Tommy served his seven year apprenticeship with Steinway & Sons in London from 1968 until 1975. His talents were recognised early and by the late 1970’s he had been promoted to the position of Head Polisher. He became not only in charge of all casework repolishing, but was also responsible for all training within the department.
His experience is simply massive, having worked on thousands of pianos at the very highest level. Tommy’s best known work includes the infamous white piano of John Lennon, stage instruments used by Sir Elton John, and even Queen Elizabeth II’s own piano.
Tommy made the decision to leave Steinway in 2005 after 37 years service. Since this time he has worked alongside Paul Harris, acquiring clients such as Harrods and Bluthner Pianos as well as still contracting to Steinway and Sons.