Meet the Owners

Meet the Owners

Gary Trenholm and Paul MacPherson cofounded Doctor Piano in 1977 and have worked diligently to build one of the best known professional piano sales and service operations in Canada.

Combining Gary’s expertise in tuning and repairs and Paul’s expertise in wood restoration and refinishing, Doctor Piano began restoring and refinishing used pianos for resale in the back basement of the old Acadian Hotel on historic Hollis Street in Halifax. They were soon employing some of North America’s finest piano restoration experts as their business and reputation grew.

Doctor Piano’s next step was to offer the finest line of new pianos available. For Gary and Paul that could only be Yamaha Pianos. Yamaha’s reputation for quality and value was in part built on their insistence that their instruments could only be carried by highly qualified dealers with a proven record of a commitment to exemplary customer service. In recognition of all that Doctor Piano had accomplished, Yamaha Canada chose Doctor Piano as their exclusive dealer for Nova Scotia in 1985.

Since that time, Doctor Piano has clearly positioned itself as the dealer of choice for acoustic and digital pianos throughout the Maritimes.

Gary and Paul, equal partners and best friends, are older but still working every day with their expert team, and are every bit as enthusiastic about the business as they were in May of 1977.

We warmly invite everyone to explore our website, write us, call or, best of all, visit our beautiful showroom and workshop to see, hear, and play, or simply talk about pianos in general.

Beginner, recreational players, serious students, teachers, or professional musicians — we would love to meet you all!