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hen Magnus “Max” Keenlyside needed a memorable name for his PEI-based business of piano tuning and restoration, MaxPiano fit the bill.  In 2015, during studies at Mount Allison University, he began to establish a dedicated PEI clientele, including island-wide piano owners of all skill levels.

Now, when not tuning, reconditioning, or rebuilding someone's century-old upright piano, Max may be found servicing instruments for local institutions like Holland College—himself an alumnus of 2013)—the Confederation Center of the Arts, or one of PEI's many local heritage sites, community halls, churches, and public venues.

“As a player and technician he knows the instrument inside and out. He was able to take our 140-year-old square grand from unplayable to sounding beautiful within a week. Max is the go-to guy for everything from reconditioning to tuning.”

Rod Weatherbie, Great George Hotel.

 

“The care and expertise with which Max restored my World's Saddest Piano were incredible. He is so knowledgeable, and has a real passion and dedication to his work. I have the Happiest Piano now!”

Charlotte Moore, Charlottetown PE.

I colorized this image from a miniature 1890s R.S. Williams piano catalogue.  Original illustration by "Smith & Co."I colorized this image from a miniature 1890s R.S. Williams piano catalogue. Original illustration by "Smith & Co."

Max, tuning a 1920s Haddorf-built upright piano.Max, tuning a 1920s Haddorf-built upright piano.

enquire about having a piano serviced, please visit the Contact page.  Max is also a pianist, composer, and music engraver.  Visit the Webstore for recordings, sheet music, transcriptions, and upcoming performance dates.