PREMIER DIGITAL PIANO & ACCORDION REPAIRER
SERVING THE NORTH EAST
What services are on offer?
I can offer a repair service to most makes of accordion (including midi) and the following makes of popular keyboards and organs including Yamaha,Clavinova ,Korg, Roland, Technics, Farfisa & Casio. Send me your details and the nature of the fault by way of the facility on my contact page. Many repairs can be done on site.
CALL NOW on 07850 741631
What made me study musical instrument electronic repairs?
I first got interested in electronics when I switched from acoustic accordion to the Cordovox developed by Chicago Musical Instruments and marketed by Farfisa. The electronics were basically a very near copy of the Lowrey Holiday organ with 12 basic tone generator oscillators which were frequency divided to provide a full 41 piano key treble side and the lower frequencies to provide the 12 basic bass and counterbass tones along with the mixtures of frequencies to feed all the chords in the Stradella bass. Like it’s near relative the electronic organ, it had a fine array of tones and percussive stops to mix with the sounds of the accordion reeds The electronics were housed in a large wheel around cabinet which also contained all the speakers. The feed from the cabinet to the accordion was by way of a fat composite cable of 125 individual strands. The bass sound was particularly good but the vibration played havoc with the plugs and sockets of the circuits. So as a working musician who just loved to play good meaty bass I kept having trouble with notes not playing. With only two service centres being over 150 miles away from home I soon decided to get to grips with electronics. Whilst working for British Leyland Truck & Bus division I took an electronics course in TV and radio servicing , and for a good number of years I was a Grundig TV and video repair engineer. However music is my number one and I worked in a music shop in Jersey Channel Isles where I repaired keyboards and accordions.
When my Yamaha PSR-S900 keyboard died during our carol service just before Christmas I felt that I had lost my right arm and thought I would have to send it away to a national supplier for repair which would take several weeks. I contacted Steve from Keyboard Repairs Middlesbrough- he collected the keyboard almost immediately and carried out repairs very efficiently which meant acquiring parts and reassembling the keyboard within a few days. I am extremely grateful and would have no hesitation in recommending him.
Sheila Foster……… Thirsk N Yorks Jan 2017
Steve I am absolutely thrilled with the repair to my old Yamaha Electone FE30. I honestly thought that it had to go to organ heaven after 31 years of ownership. To hear it loud and clear after your repair was amazing. From the bottom of my heart Steve, thank you.
D. Robson-Clark …………………………….. Sunderland Oct 2016
Dear Steve Very many thanks for the fine work you did yesterday in repairing my Yamaha Clavinova CLP585PE It was lovely to play on it again restored to its original excellence. The care you took, not just with the piano but with everything else in the room was much appreciated. We shall be delighted to call on you again in case of any future maintainance work.Again many thanks
Mr & Mrs S.F ……………Stokesley. North Yorkshire
Thank you Steve for a brilliant job of repairing my Technics SX PR902 Organ. It has made all the difference to my evenings. I was impressed at the speed you got on with the repair and your whole pleasant attitude. I will recommend Keyboard Repairs to anyone with electronic pianos or keyboard problems Than you again from a very happy customer.
Jim ……………………… Stockton-on Tees
I am the resident pianist at Rockliffe Hall 5 star hotel near Darlington Co Durham. I play the piano up to five nights a week and as a result the piano, a Yamaha Clavinova CLP 265GP digital grand piano has suffered a lot of wear and tear. There have been ongoing issues with it which have been difficult to resolve. I am very glad to say Steve has come out to the hotel on two occasions the last being today (10 Nov 2015), and finally due to his skill, persistence and experience he has brought the piano back to the standard I require to play at my best. Steve worked on the piano today for 4 hours without complaint.I am deeply grateful for his expertise in resolving the difficulties. I have a very heavy schedule at the hotel this Christmas. It’s going to be a joy to play now the piano is in tip top condition. As well as fixing the piano Steve spent a lot of his time helping me to understand the inner workings of the piano which I am very interested in. Thanks to his friendly generosity I now have a vastly increased knowledge and understanding of just how digital pianos work. I am very grateful for his patient and well informed tutorial
Michael Mulroy …………… Darlington Nov 2015
Mr Steve Roxton travelled about 26 miles to repair my Yamaha AR100 organ. He had to send to Germany for a part which he managed to get and repaired it within two weeks. I really appreciated what he has done. I am highly delighted and highly recommend Keyboard Repairs.
Mr Robson ………………….. Murton
Dear Steve Thank you for doing such a good job on our Roland HP237 digital piano. I know that you had to modify the replacement pedal cable as our piano is old so it wasn’t an easy job. You saved us from having to buy a new piano
S.A.. Easton BA …………..Newcastle Preparatory School.
Thanks for repairing my Roland FR3 accordion. Having searched the net I was sure it was going to be impossible to find someone in the North East who could fix two non sounding notes on the treble side and two chords which were sluggish in performance. It now works perfectly and I will recommend you to all my accordion friends.
Ian Bamforth ……………. Huddersfield
I can recommend Keyboard Repairs Middlesbrough who repaired my Yamaha P200 digital piano which I use professionally. One note in the middle of the keyboard was off altogether. The repair was done in my home at a very reasonable price
Charles Gordon …………… Newcastle on Tyne
Thanks to Steve at Keyboard Repairs my Yamaha CVP109 will now last me a few more years. It had become clanky in operation but now having been fitted with upper and lower felt dampers, the action is like new again.
Mr G Bowman …………………. Redcar
I was quite upset when my KORG Trinity started playing up and the thought of loosing all those gorgeous sounds I had come to rely on for my performance, filled me with dread. Not wishing to trust courier services handling the instrument to the Korg service department and back without more damage occurring, not to mention the cost, I searched on the net for a service engineer in the North-East . Entrusting my machine to KEYBOARD REPAIRS Middlesbrough saved the day. The repairs were completed within a week and at reasonable cost and my Korg workstation is good as new again.
Mr A Taylor ………….. Durham
Just before Christmas our YAMAHA CLAVINOVA developed a couple of faults just when we needed it for our Christmas members show, which we had been rehearsing for several weeks. A quick call to KEYBOARD REPAIRS, Middlesbrough soon had our piano fixed in time for the show. The service was quick and efficient.
The Secretary ……….. Middlesbrough Golf Club
My ROLAND FR-3 pedal developed a fault and as this is combined to charge up my digital piano accordion I was anxious to get it repaired quickly. Once the charge has run out of the internal battery I could no longer use the accordion for strolling which is why I bought a reedless accordion in the first place. Luckily I found on the net KEYBOARD REPAIRS which is run by Steve Roxton one of the UK’s top accordionists. The unit was fixed within a week and now performs pefectly.
Ms. A Jones ……………. Middlesbrough Accordion Group
I was at a loss as to what to do with a Vintage Philips organ I had purchased on eBay. It got damaged in transit and would not switch on. I browsed the web to find KEYBOARD REPAIRS and Steve’s jumped out at me. I dropped it off and although the organ had serious issues internally it was fixed within a week and for the time he spent on it the repair bill was very reasonable. I would certainly use him again for any keyboard related repairs.
Rory Cuthbert ………… Darlington
After breaking 5 keys on my lovely Korg SV1 stage piano whilst moving between gigs, I contacted Steve in the hopes of a speedy repair. I received a response almost immediately and arrangements were made for him to fix it. He also maintained contact up to the appointment date. The keyboard was fixed within one week and the quality and price was excellent. Would definitely recommend Steve for any problems and would use him again in the future. Thanks Steve
Joe Mitchell ……………. Middlesbrough (July 2013)
The YAMAHA VS100 organ in St Georges Church Scackleton had become so bad that one of the two organists refused to play it any more. We sent for Mr Roxton at KEYBOARD REPAIRS Middlesbrough who quickly sorted it out. It now plays as good as ever.
Wallace Ormiston ……………….Scackleton York
Dear Steve Re Yamaha Clavinova CLP 920
Many thanks for your prompt and efficient service. The appointment was arranged with minimal delay around our schedule and was carried out in our home. The piano now plays as good as new – great to have it back!
Would thoroughly recommend you without reservation.
Dr M D Doherty ………………….. Newcastle -upon- Tyne Aug 2013
I’m just writing to say thank you for fixing my Yamaha S70XS synthesiser today. I contacted you last week and you came out and had a look at it, gave me an estimate, went away, ordered the part and as soon as the new part arrived you got back in touch. You then came back to my house and fixed the faulty key within an hour of arriving. Your the only keyboard repairer I could find locally and I was very pleased with the fast & friendly service I received. I would recommend you to anyone.
Martin Wilson ……………. Middlesbrough
I was at a loss after spilling red wine all over my Casio PX-350 digital piano. Everyone I contacted told me to give up on it, that it would be easier to get a new one. Mr Roxton on the other hand booked me for an “at home” repair at once, and had no trouble getting the poor piano back on form. It’s as good as new! An extremely positive experience, a lovely person, and an outstanding piano technician. Highly recommended.
Malik Abbadi …………… Durham
I had recently been experiencing problems with the quality of sounds whilst using my digital piano. Steve kindly gave me advice in an e-mail on how to get the best sound on my Behringer amp set up. My problem is now solved . Thanks Steve.
R Shenton ……………….. Cumbria
Due to the noisy action of my Clavinova CLP 820 digital piano, I had ceased over time to play the instrument. When I found that this could be cured without having to send it away I contacted KEYBOARD REPAIRS of Middlesbrough. The piano was repaired in my home in one afternoon by the fitting of new felt dampers. Now I enjoy once again using the instrument every day. The service was second to none.
Mrs S Steele ………………………. Piercebridge
In respect of service to our music room’s Yamaha Clavinova CLP 920 ” we found him to be very efficient and courteous, and that he fixed the problem to a high standard at a reasonable cost.”
Vice Principal…………. Durham University John Snow College Stockton
Our Yamaha EL25 developed a fault on the lower keyboard so that the middle C did not sound. We were delighted with Steve’s approach to analysing the cause, obtaining the correct part and installing it. It was a job very well done. It’s lovely to have the EL25 working properly again and Steve charged a fair price for the work done. We will certainly contact Steve again should the organ develop another fault.
Mr K Cole ………………………………Yarm
Dear Steve. Thank you for repairing our Chase digital piano that was under warranty. It’s now all ship-shape and dandy. Good job well done. Nice to see a patient methodical technician at work.
Mr J York ……………………………………… Stockton on Tees
Hi Steve Thanks for attending to my Albhorn organ. The pedal section now works perfectly again. You did a good job and I can once again enjoy the instrument which had been faulty for some time.
Mr R Firth ……………………………… Northallerton North Yorkshire
Dear Steve Thanks for sorting out my antique Roland 70 keyboard, my grand daughter will be pleased. You very professionally carried out the repairs and electronics specialists for musical instruments are a rare breed. I will pass your details to fellow musicians who could benefit from your expertise. Kind regards
G Gaunders ……………………………. Ripon
Why is KEYBOARD REPAIRS so good ?
Repairs can often be made on site. This is a bonus. Nobody wants to see their lovely Clavinova going into a carriers van to be looked at somewhere miles away and then coming back with damage. The carriage fees to and from the repair facility alone can set you back a pretty penny and then there’s the repair bill on top. However with KEYBOARD REPAIRS the repair is carried out in your home wherever possible, eliminating extra cost, possible damage and a long wait to get your instrument back again. If this is not possible due to parts having to be obtained, you are dealing with the person who is going to mend your instrument, and who will be happy to give you an estimate of the cost. If you live within a 10 mile radius of Middlesbrough there is no call out charge or collection and delivery charge. Outside the 10 mile limit a reasonable charge per mile is made to cover time and fuel costs.
MIDI Computer Music Digital Recording
With the advent of Midi and digital sound, keyboards have increased in complexity and sophistication. I have kept up with developments and handle most problems that the modern musician may encounter. If your instrument is letting you down give me a call now and get it fixed.The only thing more sad than a pub with no beer, is a musical instrument that is no longer able to produce beautiful music. Call me now on 44(0)7850741631