About Hoekstra Pianos

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A little about us

We are Canterbury's piano specialists. We have the South Island's largest selection of pianos and we offer tuning and repairs, as well as more specialized services like concert tuning, voicing and piano rebuilds. 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.

In the new dedicated piano workshop next door, pianos are prepared to our high standards. Steinway Academy trained technician David Salmon ARPT and fourth-year apprentice Nick McLean bring out the absolute best in the musical potential of each individual instrument.

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 Trish will always get back to you quickly so you don't get left waiting and wondering.

Guaranteed Expertise
Guaranteed Expertise

Our experts have it covered. Wytze and David are both experienced ARPT certified NZ Guild members — when it comes to pianos, they really know 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 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.

David Salmon
David Salmon

Piano Tuner & Technician, ARPT

David did his training under some of the world's top piano technicians. He has serviced and rebuilt pianos in Auckland for 20 years and studied at the Steinway Academy, who invited him back to Hamburg become a Concert Academy Technician. He is actively involved in both the Australian and the New Zealand Piano Tuners and Technicians Guild. In 2014 Hoekstra Pianos persuaded him to move to Christchurch.
David is an experienced guitarist and drummer and plays in two local bands.

Janet Dean
Janet Dean

Office and Sales Manager

Janet makes sure that everything runs smoothly in the piano shop and on the road. She will take your tuning bookings or guide you around the shop answering your questions.

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

Trish Lemmens
Trish Lemmens

Piano tuning coordinator

Trish has been with us for five years. She is the friendly voice on the phone who reminds you that your piano is due for its annual tuning. Trish is a valuable part of our team, who keeps Wytze and David busy on the road.

Nick McLean
Nick McLean

4th-Year Apprentice Piano Technician

Nick McLean is our junior technician. He has trained at the Hoekstra Pianos workshop with Wytze and  David and is working towards his Australasian ARPT qualification.
In his spare time, Nick is studying Italian and learning to play the piano. 

  

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


Weekdays:   9am - 6pm
Saturday: 10.30am - 5pm

In the Piano Workshop ..

Have a peek into the workshop where rebuild technician David Salmon and Nick McLean are doing their magic. 

Steinway B

with the soundboard removed

Steinway B

Soundboard measurements

Grand Piano

restringing

Steinway B

Restrung

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.