Big Thank You,
Two weeks ago Ira tuned the piano @ Franklin School in Port Angeles and I just wanted to thank him for the exceptional job. It sounds better than I ever remember it and has so much color in the sound. Others have noticed and it really makes a difference, especially since it is used to teach students. Many are benefiting from the tuning.
When you were here yesterday, I was too tired to express my appreciation at what a difference you had made to my little CE-7. This morning I gave her a test drive – and she floats. There is a lightness in the key response that has never, ever been there before. And sound! She positively chirps. I am very impressed with you and your work and will look forward to seeing you again this time next year.
Thanks again ever so much,
LOVE LOVE LOVE the piano. It’s so beautiful and I’ve had such a great time playing. I’m just writing to figure out when we can have it tuned. Let me know what would be good for you. Thanks so much for everything. The piano is just wonderful. We look forward to hearing from you.
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a letter of reference for Ira Langlois, who is developing a piano demonstration for interested churches.
Our church purchased two Kawai pianos from Ira some years ago. Not only are they excellent pianos, but he has kept them beautifully tuned and maintained for well over ten years. It continues to be a joy to play them for all sorts of occasions, in addition to church services.
Ira keeps a good schedule for tuning and maintenance and is faithful to that schedule. He gives ample notice when repairs are needed, mindful of church budget constraints. If an unusual problem should come up, he is quick to help.
If I may add a personal note, Ira has been the tuner/maintainer of my Steinway parlor grand for over twenty years. I purchased a Kawai console from him as a second teaching instrument. My students have been exposed to fine instruments, professionally maintained.
Your work on our Mason & Hamlin has been very rewarding to our church and our community. I have gotten many compliments from congregants to visitors on how beautiful our piano sounds now. I don’t know what I would have done without your help with our grand and I will always turn to you whenever we have a need with our piano. Thanks and God Bless. You’re Awesome!
Ira and Company,
Attending the performance by Marina Lashkul, it was a delight. She played extremely well, no doubt a “professional-grade” performer, who executed her entire program with great artistry. But, beyond this, I was actually as struck by the beauty of the sound that came from your Langlois & Sons 6’10” grand piano. You spoke of sound memory, Ira, and I’d also mentioned how the best piano I’d ever heard and played was a Baldwin grand, many years ago at a university, an institution that also had a number of Steinways that weren’t quite there, to my taste for purity of sound. That said, I must also say I’m not sure your piano wasn’t the best I’ve ever heard, can surely state that I don’t see how one could expect more from the sound of a piano. As Marina can take pride in her performance, you should take pride in whatever you did to create the sound of the Langlois piano you provided for the concert.
Thank you very much for the concert, and congratulations, to Marina and to you, a lot of artistry in both the performer and the one who provided a piano with such beautiful sound.
By the way, I noticed, along with myself, other people were intently reading the interesting program Jaymes created for the concert, who is also a fine young man and a credit to your company.
The work that Ira did on my 85 year old piano was phenomenal! The sound of the piano is improved 1,000 fold and the work on the keyboard has made it much easier for me to play and achieve the sound I want. When I played the piano for my first lesson after the extensive work Ira did, my piano teacher asked me if I had a new piano! The piano has NEVER sounded like it does now in all the years I’ve owned it and it has been regularly tuned. Ira was the first person to tell us it needed some restoration work and it was worth every penny. His expertise and knowledge of the piano’s construction has produced an excellent result. I have recommended him to everyone I know that has a piano.