S ince 1998 I have been plying my piano trade and can proudly say that I have been extremely fortunate to be working with some of the world’s finest musicians in the most prestigious concert halls. My client list contains some of the most talented classical, contemporary & jazz players who perform locally, nationally and internationally.
I began playing the piano at the age of 4, developed a love of music and went on to complete my ARCT in piano performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. After 13 years of teaching and playing professionally, I became intent on pursuing the study of building and restoration at George Brown College in their Piano Technology Program. While in college, I augmented my studies by apprenticing with one of the world’s top concert piano tuners, Wayne Chen and continued to do so for five years after graduation.
Since then, I have continued my training and development and have been described as one of the world’s leading concert piano tuner/technicians. After working and studying around the globe, I am happy to once again, call Toronto my home.
This is where I want to be. This is where my passion for pianos once began. I have always loved the idea of a “word-of-mouth”, friendly and honest piano shop, where the art and craft of pianos and the high standards of passionate players are the guiding principles.
Let me introduce you to The Piano Boutique, a quaint boutique style piano store, with a collection of unique pianos. The Piano Boutique where piano buyers and piano lovers of all kinds can come by from time to time to discuss pianos and enjoy a concert.
Ultimately, I would like to design a private piano technical program in Toronto. This will give me the opportunity to give back and share what I have learned from Masters over the years. My passion for everything pianos has taken my journey from my roots of Toronto as my base, to studying at Steingraber, Mason & Hamlin and Bechstein, to becoming the Master Technician in the Philippines. I would like to take the knowledge I have garnered and create a unique, one of a kind course that would enable me to teach others how to tune, regulate and voice pianos. Currently this is a work in progress. With each passing day bringing it closer to fruition. Follow my blog for updates.
The Piano Boutique is a quaint business operated on the premise of integrity, artistry, and transparency. It was created out of the vision and passion of its owner, Michael Ierullo. Built on dedication and passion, a client can trust that The Piano Boutique will offer them tremendous value for their money.
You are welcome to come in, discuss pianos with the Piano Boutique owner, rebuilder, tuner, technician Michael Ierullo and play the unique selection of grand and upright pianos that are available for sale.
See and hear for yourself the individual beauty and sounds of each instrument. You will truly be amazed by our high work standards and expertise, and how this transcends into the way a piano sounds and feels.
Our client base of over five hundred includes some of the most talented players and nicest people in and around the GTA, such as professional players, composers, music teachers, music students, serious amateurs, piano lovers, performance venues, recording studios and churches. We are very proud to provide them with services of the highest quality.
The Piano Boutique offers many services that any pianist would need from time to time. From complete rebuilds and restorations to refinishing, tunings, maintenance, consignment, as well as, buying, selling and renting.
The Piano Boutique takes pride in providing you with all your piano needs. Pianos truly is my passion.