About Hoekstra Pianos

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About us

We are Canterbury's piano specialists. We have the South Island's largest selection of pianos. Our new refurbished showroom offers a wide range of pianos in a spacious setting which allows customers to hear and compare the different instruments without distraction. Wytze Hoekstra ARPT is an internationally qualified piano tuner- technician and piano voicing specialist who prepares all the upright and grand pianos. He is assisted in the shop by his wife Janet Dean. 

You will find our two showrooms in Ferrymead Christchurch, at 1025 Ferry Road. We are open from Tuesday to Saturday. 

In the dedicated piano workshop next door Steinway Academy trained technician David Salmon ARPT brings out the absolute best in the musical potential of the pianos in his care. 


What you can expect from us

Honest  Advice
Honest Advice

We've been in the piano business for many years. Our customers trust us to provide honest and unbiased advice, and we value our customers. It's a win-win.

Reliable Communication
Reliable Communication

We believe that clear communication is the key to keeping everyone happy. Janet and Wytze will always get back to you quickly so you don't get left waiting and wondering.

Guaranteed Expertise
Guaranteed Expertise

Wytze is an experienced ARPT certified NZ Guild member — when it comes to pianos, he really knows their stuff. Our pianos and our workmanship come with a solid guarantee of satisfaction. 

Wytze Hoekstra
Wytze Hoekstra

Piano Tuner & Technician, ARPT

Wytze (pron. "Veetsa") was born in the Netherlands where he did his training at the Opleiding voor Piano Techniek under Herman Wolleswinkel, chief piano technician of the Concertgebouw Orkest. In 1980 Wytze emigrated to New Zealand where he has lived and worked in Christchurch for the past 40 years. He is an active member of the NZ Piano Tuners Guild NZPTTG.

He is a passionate pianist and is a regular performer on the Christchurch music scene, mostly with his two ensembles: the Hoekstra|Kime|Hobson Trio and the Tango La Luna quartet.

Janet Dean
Janet Dean

Office and Sales Manager

Janet makes sure that everything runs smoothly in the piano shop while Wytze is doing the technical work on the pianos.  She will guide you around the shop answering your questions and help you make the right decision.

Janet is passionate about pianos and has played the piano since she was 8 years old.  

The shop is open 6 days a week. Come in and have a chat with us and browse our great selection.

Monday-Friday:    9am - 6pm
Saturday: 10.30am - 5pm

In the Piano Workshop next door ...

Have a peek into the David Salmon workshop where rebuild technician David Salmon is doing his magic.

Steinway B

with the soundboard removed

Soundboard measurements

Grand Piano


Steinway B


More workshop photos ..

Interested in renting or buying a piano, or just want to come for a visit and try out our instruments?

Come down to our Ferrymead shop or get in touch with us today to see how we can help.