Neema's Piano Service
COMPREHENSIVE PIANO CARE
Approximately Two Hours
Includes Pitch Raise & Fine Tune to A440, Check & Adjust Pedals, Minor Adjustments to Regulation, Minor Voicing, Minor Repairs, Cleaning/Lubrication, and any other adjustments that can be made in the allotted time to improve the overall condition and playability of the instrument.
Approximately Four Hours
Includes all items from the Basic Service with greater attention to areas of need; specific attention is given to the piano mechanism (the action) which is calibrated and adjusted to improve power, speed of repetition, dynamic range and to provide an even and controllable touch.
Approximately Eight Hours
Includes all items from the Half-Day Service with greater emphasis on the piano hammers and overall tone of the instrument. In conjunction with action work, the hammers are "voiced" through shaping and adjusting the relative density of the felt. This service is specifically geared towards high-end pianos, and clients that require concert-level regulation and voicing.
REBUILDING & RESTORATION
COMPLETE ACTION REGULATION & VOICING
Includes any and all work associated with restoring a piano action to "normal" functionality with the existing parts. Recommended for pianos that have not had any routine maintenance or service. This is a multi-day project and will require the piano action to be transported to and from the home.
REBUILDING & RESTORATION
Includes any and all work associated with action parts replacement, re-stringing, pinblock and soundboard installation, dampers and back action replacement, pedals, lyre and trapwork replacement and piano refinishing.
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A Los Angeles native, Neema Pazargad began playing and performing piano at the age of six. Born to Iranian parents with a love of music and the arts, he began his studies under Claudine Perriere and Sheldon Steinberg. Winner of numerous awards in solo and collaborative piano performance, Neema attended University of Denver's Lamont School of Music and California Institute of the Arts, specializing in solo and collaborative piano studies. Outside of the music industry, Neema has nearly a decade of business management and construction experience, having been an active partner in the family business of general engineering contracting and public works construction.
Neema began his career in piano technology in 2010, quickly learning his way around pianos under the mentorship of Alan Eder, Richard Davenport and Kevin Stock. Neema was exceedingly fortunate to spend nearly ten years studying the craft of piano rebuilding, and high end piano service under the close tutelage and guidance of Richard Davenport. Neema has now firmly established himself in the industry, maintaining relationships with piano manufacturers, dealers, and rebuilders. He has successfully completed training courses with Fazioli, Shigeru Kawai, Yamaha, Renner, and Steinway & Sons, and has attended factory-training sessions at the Steinway & Sons factory in New York and the Fazioli Pianoforti factory in Sacile, Italy.
As an independent technician, Neema has provided concert technician services for many of Los Angeles's most important performance venues including the Microsoft Theater, Geffen Playhouse, Broad Stage, Alex Theater, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Bing Theater, The Soraya, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers Studio and Fox Studios. He has worked closely with a wide range of world-class classical, jazz, pop, and rock artists such as Yuja Wang, Emanuel Ax, Garrick Ohlsson, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Vadym Kholodenko, Vijay Iyer, Aerosmith, Stevie Wonder, Dave Weckly, Harry Connick Jr, Yefim Bronfman, Wynton Marsalis, Lady Gaga, and Tony Bennett, among others.
Neema has been closely affiliated with The Colburn School since 2011 and currently serves as Director of Piano Technology.