Leaver & Son began life as ‘Mobile Piano Service’, a mobile piano tuning & repair business servicing South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. In those early days, Joe’s workshop was a Red Ford Falcon loaded to the brim with piano parts and tools!
The business outgrew its mobile beginning and our first permanent workshop opened in Kilkenny (Adelaide, SA) followed, a short time later, by our eastern suburbs restoration workshop.
Quickly, our team expanded to include a highly-skilled furniture tradesman as our Piano Cabinet Restorer and a talented violinist, with a cool haircut, as our second piano tuner!
The team at Leaver & Son has continued to steadily grow with our business.
Now servicing all major cities across Australia, we regularly provide tuning and repair services interstate and can arrange transportation of pianos and furniture from interstate to our workshop for restoration.
Leaver & Son has a fantastic Workshop/Store with onsite customer parking at 150 Payneham Rd Evandale, SA, and a second at 105 Mornington Rd Mornington, TAS. We like that our customers can see the workshop in operation, as well as the finished products, and encourage you to call in, have a look and play a piano!
Passion & Expertise
Joe’s passion for revitalising pianos and furniture is limitless. He has dedicated his career to refining his craftsmanship, technique and knowledge to produce beautiful restorations of the highest quality. This passion has carried through to Leaver & Son, where Joe has gathered a dedicated team, whose own passion drives them to continue to hone their knowledge of their craft.
Leaver & Son, being family owned and orientated, cares about the people we deal with. Our focus is all about delivering to our customers a friendly, helpful and efficient service and a professional and high-quality finished product.
Meet the Team
Piano Tuner, Technician & Restorer
With more than 20 years’ in the piano industry, Joe has amassed a wealth of technical knowledge and experience in piano tuning, repair and restoration. Joe’s qualifications include: - 4-year apprenticeship in Piano Tuning, Repairs and Restoration; - Qualified Tuner & Technician, through Samick Pianos, Australia; - Specialist training with Master Piano Artisan, Pianos Balleron, in Bologne, France and 3rd Gen Piano Restorer, Riviera Pianos, in Montreux, Switzerland Recognised as an expert in his field, Joe has been asked to provide advice on ABC891’s ‘Ask the Experts’ program regarding piano tuning, repairs and restoration and has appeared in a number of feature articles in the Advertiser Newspaper regarding the restoration of several rare pianos. Joe is a Geelong Cats supporter and plays cricket & basketball in his spare time.
Eloise is our Business Manager. She is a fully qualified CPA and is constantly frustrated by all the bits of scrap paper we leave on her desk with scribbled notes about the jobs we are currently doing.
Kris worked as an instrumental music teacher for 6 years before a career change led her into office/business administration, where she has gained experience across a range of business sectors. Kris is the manager of our Evandale Store (SA), assisting customers and looking after our day to day admin, as well as working on piano action restorations. She provides administration support to both our Adelaide and Hobart teams. In her spare time, she likes gardening and bushwalking.
Head Piano Tuner & Technician
Tom is our head piano tuner/technician in Adelaide and is generally out and about, tuning and servicing pianos for our customers around Adelaide, in regional SA, and sometimes interstate. His tuning skills are highly developed and his passion for piano tuning is evident. Outside of work, Tom is an accomplished musician, primarily playing violin and guitar, and regularly travels with bands on tours around Australia. He is a qualified Audio Engineer and has set up his own recording studio. Prior to joining Leaver & Son, Tom worked in music retail for 7 to 8 years.
Furniture Restorer/French Polisher
Michael is a qualified Furniture Finisher and French Polisher. Michael loves working with wood and is is highly skilled in repairing and restoring all kinds of timber in furniture and pianos. Outside of work, Michael plays football and enjoys going to the gym.
Piano Tuner & Technician
Dan originally began working in our restoration workshop, developing his skills in repairing and restoring pianos before commencing his training as a tuner and technician. He now complements our team as a fully qualified and skilled tuner and technician. Dan has a background in music and plays guitar with a local band in his spare time.
Dan joined our Adelaide team in 2021 after working in the fast food industry for several years. He assists Michael in the workshop and is developing his skills and expertise in the art of repairing and refinishing furniture and pianos. He enjoys working with wood and making old and worn pieces look beautiful again! Dan has a musical background and likes listening to and playing music in his spare time.
Spot is owned by Joe and Eloise and is the most energetic member of our team! He is constantly looking for food and likes to wake up the neighbourhood with his barking at 5am!
Piano Tuner, Technician & Restorer
Matt is a highly-skilled piano technician and an accomplished French polisher, with many years' experience tuning, repairing and restoring pianos. Based in our Mornington workshop & store, he manages our Tasmanian operations and regularly travels around the State delivering, repairing and tuning pianos. Having been around music for most of his life, Matt's focus on the technical aspects of music and sound developed from an early age. Whilst choosing to specialise in piano tuning & restoration for his career, Matt is also interested in the art of restoration generally and enjoys being involved in other restoration projects, such as cars, in his spare time.
Piano Tuner & Technician
Shane is passionate about the music industry. He works in our Hobart workshop assisting with restorations, and out and about, providing piano tuning services to our Tassie customers. Outside of work, Shane’s interests include basketball and audio engineering.
Adam is based in our Hobart workshop, working with Matt on the restoration, repair and repolishing of furniture and pianos. He is a local Hobart resident and has a work background in metal fabrication. He rides a motorbike!
"I recommend this business to all my students, parents and colleagues who are looking to purchase a piano at an affordable price. Not only do they sell pianos but they also offer piano tuning and restoration. Joe and his wife and team offer professional, honest advice and genuinely care about their customers. Highly recommended!
Madeline Procopio, Director of Professional Music Academy of SA