Cunningham Piano is an industry institution, having served lovers of the piano since 1891. Beautiful piano restoration has garnered them an international reputation and their restoration facility has restored thousands of pianos over many decades and has shipped restored pianos around the world.
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Our staff of 15 technicians are continually updating their skills and have had the honor of having trainers come from several manufacturers to supplement the in house training program that has been in place for years. We have earned awards from Mason & Hamlin, Bösendorfer, Renner, and others for our success in using the finest materials and execution in our work.
We have made it a company priority to continually strive for the finest quality in service, product, design, material, and execution. Additionally, our staff travels worldwide to study manufacturing details, products, and restoration techniques being used and we apply the finest of what we find right here in Philadelphia.
Cunningham Piano Company has earned the respect of clients internationally and enjoys frequent visits from artists, customers, and friends from around the globe. Cunningham is internationally recognized for the consistency and beauty of our work, having delivered rebuilt and restored pianos to Japan, Korea, Great Britain, Germany, India, as well as all over the United States.
Locally, Cunningham can count Haverford College, The Baldwin School, Temple University, Rowan University, Eastern University, Chestnut Hill College, William Penn Charter, Germantown Friends, and Immaculata College as a part of our client list, but music schools like Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (a top five music school in the country) regularly uses our services, even though we are hundreds or thousands of miles away.
When service is required after a restoration, Cunningham has the unique position of having world-class rebuilders, concertizers, and finishers at the disposal of our clientele. These gentlemen have one purpose – to keep your instruments performing at their best for many years.
The art of piano finishing requires great skill and patience to produce the most beautiful results worthy of a great piano.read more
One of Philadelphia’s best kept secrets is the free Cunningham Piano factory tour at our restoration facilities in Germantown.read more
Joseph Cossolini was born in Hoboken, NJ in the shadow of Manhattan. He attended high school at Hudson Regional Catholic High School in Jersey City. Joe once commented that he was so close to New York in those days that “if the wind blew right you could smell what...read more
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Patient: A 1986 Steinway D concert grand piano Symptoms: Piano has difficulty staying in tune, despite repeated, frequent tunings Diagnosis: Patient needs to have pinblock replaced. At Cunningham Piano Company, we specialize in making sick pianos well again, thanks to...read more