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Grand Piano House Inc.

Company name(s)

Legal Name
Grand Piano House Inc.
Operating Name
J.D. Grandt Piano Supply Company

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Mailing address

181 King Rd
RICHMOND HILL , Ontario
L4E 2W1

Location address

181 King Rd
RICHMOND HILL, Ontario
L4E 2W1

Company Profile


J.D. Grandt Piano Supply Company is a North American piano industry supplier. Business activities include distribution, wholesale and retail of various piano brands from around the world, as well as in-house manufacturing of custom piano bass strings and the supply of a variety of piano parts and related supplies to institutions, other piano retailers, piano tuners/technicians/rebuilders.

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John Schienke
Title:
President
Area of Responsibility:
Manufacturing/Production/Operations.
Telephone:
(905) 773-0087
Email:
info@jdgrandt.com

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Exporting:
Yes  
Primary Industry (NAICS):
418990 - All Other Wholesaler-Distributors
Alternate Industries (NAICS):
339990 - All Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
811490 - Other Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance
Primary Business Activity:
Trading House / Wholesaler / Agent and Distributor  
Product Name:
Steingraeber & Söhne Pianos
Steingraeber & Söhne, is one of Germany's oldest existing piano builders, manufacturing in the handcrafted traditions of the original founding family members since 1852. The small number of skilled craftsmen produce less than 150 pianos each year for the global market. Steingraeber pianos are characterized by their almost magical and dream-like tonal qualities. Unlike any other piano manufacturer, throughout the later 1800's Steingraeber was influenced not only by the emerging virtuoso piano performer (Franz Liszt being a regular visitor to the factory) but also with great attention to the 'voice' generated by the instrument by way of the influence of one of histories most powerful opera composers, Richard Wagner. Since 1852, the Steingraeber & Söhne factory has been located in the Bavarian city of Bayreuth, home of Wagner's Festspielhaus and annual Wagner Festival.

Product Name:
Lomence Pianos
Lomence pianos are 100% traditional acoustic pianos that have been esthetically redesigned to reflect the modern trends in design and architecture today. Stylish and versatile, Lomence pianos transcend age, gender, culture and lifestyle. Lomence pianos blend luxurious designs and progressive technology to provide superior performance capabilities at an affordable price everyone will love.

Product Name:
Used Pianos
At J.D. Grandt Piano Supply Company, our inventory of used pianos is constantly changing. Trade-ins, buy-backs, scratch'n'dent, second hand imports - including Steinway, Yamaha, Kawai, Heintzman, Baldwin and many more.

Product Name:
Custom Piano Bass String Manufacturing
We manufacture piano bass strings for the North American piano industry, and our strings can be found in concert halls, universities, colleges, schools, churches and homes all across the continent. We primarily deal with piano tuners, technicians and rebuilders in the piano trade as well as offer warranty support to those piano brands still corporately represented in Canada and the United States.

Product Name:
Piano Parts and Related Supplies
We offer various piano parts including, music wire, hammerheads, pinblocks, tuning pins, and other related piano supplies. We continue to source and add products according to our clients needs.

Service Name:
Institutional Sales and Consultation
We offer sales and consulting services for institutions investing in new or upgrading their current fleet of upright and grand pianos. Our connections within the piano industry enable us to offer very competitive pricing on a variety of brands.

Service Name:
Piano Tuning and Servicing
We offer complete piano services including:
Tuning
Repair
Regulation
Voicing
Re-stringing
Complete Restoration

Service Name:
Piano Moving
Whether you need your piano moved 10 feet or 10 hundred miles, we can look after all your piano moving needs.

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Key / Major clients:

CMC Toronto - Canadian Music Centre
Toronto SickKids Hospital
Yamaha Music Canada Ltd.
Yamaha Corporation USA
Bosendorfer USA

Success stories:

We were very pleased to donate a blue Lomence piano to Toronto SickKids Hospital. In keeping with the hospital colour, the blue Lomence is now used regularly to enhance the music therapy program that caters to reducing the stress and assist the young patients and their families to manage while receiving care at Toronto SickKids Hospital.

Testimonial:

" …your piano [Steingraeber] is what a piano should sound and feel like, totally unmatched by any other. The touch is exquisite, its tone awesome. I felt my right eye become slightly teary, a tear of pure happiness that I finally found a piano that fulfilled all my expectations…"
(Aurora, ON)

"Dear Mr. Schienke,
I want to again thank you for helping me sell my Yamaha U1 piano. Since you actually found the buyer, your help was the major factor. As we discussed, I bought the piano from your store in 1990. When I recently decided to move to a condominium, I realized the piano would not fit, so I decided to call you to see if you could help me. I received the same professional, courteous and helpful service I got 22 years ago, and again at a very reasonable price. It's easy to see why you have been in business for so long.

My best regards,
Mel"


" The J. D. Grandt stock set of Steinway L bass strings was received in just a few days. We thank you for the prompt delivery.
The [competitors] bass strings in this Steinway L were only 11-or-12 years old but were getting more ugly and difficult to tune with each passing year. The partials of the shared pairs were becoming SO wildly dissimilar that it was no longer possible to accurately tune them together and it wasn't possible to hide the "yammering". All we could do was compromise and "pick-the-least-of-the-evils".

This Steinway piano, located in the fellowship hall of Rochester's oldest church, directly across the street from the Mayo Clinic, is MUCH in demand for numerous student recitals. Fortunately there was a 6-day hiatus in the schedule starting at noon last Saturday.

As soon as the recitals finished we began replacing the bass strings one-at-a-time to not disturb the overall tuning stability. Dampers were raised and blocked to clear strings. Your new strings were slid through the agraffes and coils were formed on a "dummy pin" and then slipped over the existing tuning pins that had been turned out no more than one-full-turn to minimize disturbing tightness of the pinblock. We followed your instructions regarding the half-twist of the hitch loop.

As we removed each old string and installed your new string we could see obvious visual differences in the string scale. As we pulled each new string up-to-pitch and compared it with remaining old strings we were stunned by the tonal improvement and clean sound. The old strings were NOT "dull" but were full of disgusting "yammering" partials.

Your stock set fit perfectly with a more even appearance than the ones we removed. The old strings had sharp tips of core wire protruding from the final turn of the hitch end that always snagged cleaning cloths. Your new strings have beautifully finished hitch ends with NO protruding tips of core wire to snag cleaning cloths.

The clarity and fullness of your J.D. GRANDT bass strings is astonishingly different and far superior to the strings we removed. It's as if we added another half-a-foot to the length of the piano -!!! The lowest bass now has clean-&-clear partials that sound more like the strings of a 9-foot. Best-of-all the partials of the shared pairs AGREE and are easily tuned together with NO "yammering".

We will be retuning the new bass strings several times this week and will give the piano a full tuning close to the next scheduled student recitals which begin next weekend.

The members of our local PTG (Piano Technicians Guild) weren't familiar with Canadian J.D. GRANDT bass strings. At our next meeting (August) I will make a presentation as part of "new ventures-&-wonders"."

THANKS FOR YOUR EXCELLENT WORK -!!!
Minnesota

" Thanks so much for the strings for the Steinway B which you made for me this summer. You also re scaled the piano and it sounds so much better than it did. Is there anyway you can send me the file with the changes you made? It was called B1986 I think. "

Thanks so much
Alabama
Third-Party Information Liability Disclaimer

Some of the information on this Web page has been provided by external sources. The Government of Canada is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information supplied by external sources. Users wishing to rely upon this information should consult directly with the source of the information. Content provided by external sources is not subject to official languages, privacy and accessibility requirements.

Contacts

Contact information

John Schienke
Title:
President
Area of Responsibility:
Manufacturing/Production/Operations.
Telephone:
(905) 773-0087
Email:
info@jdgrandt.com
Description

Company description

Exporting:
Yes  
Primary Industry (NAICS):
418990 - All Other Wholesaler-Distributors
Alternate Industries (NAICS):
339990 - All Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
811490 - Other Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance
Primary Business Activity:
Trading House / Wholesaler / Agent and Distributor  
Products, services and licensing

Product / Service / Licensing

Product Name:
Steingraeber & Söhne Pianos
Steingraeber & Söhne, is one of Germany's oldest existing piano builders, manufacturing in the handcrafted traditions of the original founding family members since 1852. The small number of skilled craftsmen produce less than 150 pianos each year for the global market. Steingraeber pianos are characterized by their almost magical and dream-like tonal qualities. Unlike any other piano manufacturer, throughout the later 1800's Steingraeber was influenced not only by the emerging virtuoso piano performer (Franz Liszt being a regular visitor to the factory) but also with great attention to the 'voice' generated by the instrument by way of the influence of one of histories most powerful opera composers, Richard Wagner. Since 1852, the Steingraeber & Söhne factory has been located in the Bavarian city of Bayreuth, home of Wagner's Festspielhaus and annual Wagner Festival.

Product Name:
Lomence Pianos
Lomence pianos are 100% traditional acoustic pianos that have been esthetically redesigned to reflect the modern trends in design and architecture today. Stylish and versatile, Lomence pianos transcend age, gender, culture and lifestyle. Lomence pianos blend luxurious designs and progressive technology to provide superior performance capabilities at an affordable price everyone will love.

Product Name:
Used Pianos
At J.D. Grandt Piano Supply Company, our inventory of used pianos is constantly changing. Trade-ins, buy-backs, scratch'n'dent, second hand imports - including Steinway, Yamaha, Kawai, Heintzman, Baldwin and many more.

Product Name:
Custom Piano Bass String Manufacturing
We manufacture piano bass strings for the North American piano industry, and our strings can be found in concert halls, universities, colleges, schools, churches and homes all across the continent. We primarily deal with piano tuners, technicians and rebuilders in the piano trade as well as offer warranty support to those piano brands still corporately represented in Canada and the United States.

Product Name:
Piano Parts and Related Supplies
We offer various piano parts including, music wire, hammerheads, pinblocks, tuning pins, and other related piano supplies. We continue to source and add products according to our clients needs.

Service Name:
Institutional Sales and Consultation
We offer sales and consulting services for institutions investing in new or upgrading their current fleet of upright and grand pianos. Our connections within the piano industry enable us to offer very competitive pricing on a variety of brands.

Service Name:
Piano Tuning and Servicing
We offer complete piano services including:
Tuning
Repair
Regulation
Voicing
Re-stringing
Complete Restoration

Service Name:
Piano Moving
Whether you need your piano moved 10 feet or 10 hundred miles, we can look after all your piano moving needs.

Sector

Sector information

Key / Major clients:

CMC Toronto - Canadian Music Centre
Toronto SickKids Hospital
Yamaha Music Canada Ltd.
Yamaha Corporation USA
Bosendorfer USA

Success stories:

We were very pleased to donate a blue Lomence piano to Toronto SickKids Hospital. In keeping with the hospital colour, the blue Lomence is now used regularly to enhance the music therapy program that caters to reducing the stress and assist the young patients and their families to manage while receiving care at Toronto SickKids Hospital.

Testimonial:

" …your piano [Steingraeber] is what a piano should sound and feel like, totally unmatched by any other. The touch is exquisite, its tone awesome. I felt my right eye become slightly teary, a tear of pure happiness that I finally found a piano that fulfilled all my expectations…"
(Aurora, ON)

"Dear Mr. Schienke,
I want to again thank you for helping me sell my Yamaha U1 piano. Since you actually found the buyer, your help was the major factor. As we discussed, I bought the piano from your store in 1990. When I recently decided to move to a condominium, I realized the piano would not fit, so I decided to call you to see if you could help me. I received the same professional, courteous and helpful service I got 22 years ago, and again at a very reasonable price. It's easy to see why you have been in business for so long.

My best regards,
Mel"


" The J. D. Grandt stock set of Steinway L bass strings was received in just a few days. We thank you for the prompt delivery.
The [competitors] bass strings in this Steinway L were only 11-or-12 years old but were getting more ugly and difficult to tune with each passing year. The partials of the shared pairs were becoming SO wildly dissimilar that it was no longer possible to accurately tune them together and it wasn't possible to hide the "yammering". All we could do was compromise and "pick-the-least-of-the-evils".

This Steinway piano, located in the fellowship hall of Rochester's oldest church, directly across the street from the Mayo Clinic, is MUCH in demand for numerous student recitals. Fortunately there was a 6-day hiatus in the schedule starting at noon last Saturday.

As soon as the recitals finished we began replacing the bass strings one-at-a-time to not disturb the overall tuning stability. Dampers were raised and blocked to clear strings. Your new strings were slid through the agraffes and coils were formed on a "dummy pin" and then slipped over the existing tuning pins that had been turned out no more than one-full-turn to minimize disturbing tightness of the pinblock. We followed your instructions regarding the half-twist of the hitch loop.

As we removed each old string and installed your new string we could see obvious visual differences in the string scale. As we pulled each new string up-to-pitch and compared it with remaining old strings we were stunned by the tonal improvement and clean sound. The old strings were NOT "dull" but were full of disgusting "yammering" partials.

Your stock set fit perfectly with a more even appearance than the ones we removed. The old strings had sharp tips of core wire protruding from the final turn of the hitch end that always snagged cleaning cloths. Your new strings have beautifully finished hitch ends with NO protruding tips of core wire to snag cleaning cloths.

The clarity and fullness of your J.D. GRANDT bass strings is astonishingly different and far superior to the strings we removed. It's as if we added another half-a-foot to the length of the piano -!!! The lowest bass now has clean-&-clear partials that sound more like the strings of a 9-foot. Best-of-all the partials of the shared pairs AGREE and are easily tuned together with NO "yammering".

We will be retuning the new bass strings several times this week and will give the piano a full tuning close to the next scheduled student recitals which begin next weekend.

The members of our local PTG (Piano Technicians Guild) weren't familiar with Canadian J.D. GRANDT bass strings. At our next meeting (August) I will make a presentation as part of "new ventures-&-wonders"."

THANKS FOR YOUR EXCELLENT WORK -!!!
Minnesota

" Thanks so much for the strings for the Steinway B which you made for me this summer. You also re scaled the piano and it sounds so much better than it did. Is there anyway you can send me the file with the changes you made? It was called B1986 I think. "

Thanks so much
Alabama
Last Update Date 2016-03-07
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