Tuning & Maintenance

Organs, like any other complicated machines, benefit from regular maintenance. Cathedral organs are usually tuned about once a month, whereas smaller organs in country parishes might need only a single visit each year.

Harrison & Harrison have a team of tuners – all fully qualified as organ builders – who tune and maintain instruments all over the UK.

Through our tuning work we have built excellent relationships with customers extending over many decades.

In accordance with the laws of physics, the tuning varies with the ambient temperature.  Organs can malfunction if dirt gets into the mechanism, the timber shrinks or the leather dries out. Our tuners are skilled at making sure that the organ remains in good working order.

We have a team of organ tuners operating across the country

VAT on organ maintenance and tuning might be reclaimable under the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme. It is understood that relevant invoices must be submitted within one year, to a combined minimum value of £500 excluding VAT.

Further details can be obtained from Topmark (LPOW): www.lpwscheme.org.uk
0845 013 6601


Harrison & Harrison Ltd
St John’s Road,

U.K. phone: 0191 378 2222
International phone: +44 191 378 2222
Fax: 0191 378 3388
Email: h.h@harrisonorgans.com
Opening times:
Mon – Fri 8:00am – 5:30pm