Jesse Gitnik, Jewish Piano Restoration in Queens, New York
I loved tuning from day one. And I decided I would work on pianos for the rest of my life. That was 40 years ago,” Mr. Gitnik said. He shared how it took a few years to build up a clientele through advertising and to build up a full-time profession, but it was worth it. “I’ve met many, many wonderful people over the past 40 years. I advertise very little, as most of my new clients come from referrals, word of mouth, Facebook referrals, and local Yahoo shul groups. I always encourage my clients to have their pianos tuned once or twice a year, depending on circumstances. And I’ve always tried to be flexible with pricing, because I believe that everyone deserves to have a beautifully sounding piano, no matter what the financial circumstances.