Who are we ?
The story of Dumas Piano begins in 2005 in a small village in Vexin. After having worked for 10 years in the service of an important Parisian piano dealer with a recognized workshop manager, Roger Mann (known as Jeannot), Nicolas Dumas, an entrepreneur at heart, decided to create his own business.
It will be Dumas Piano, les Pianos du Vexin !
His desire : create a restoration workshop and be able to offer all the services around the acoustic piano.
Nicolas Dumas is a graduate of the Itemm (European Technological Institute for Music Professions) , a structure for instrumental craftsmanship which trains in tuning, repairing and making pianos.
During his apprenticeship, he was trained by a workshop leader recognized by the great Parisian conservatories while following advanced training courses in the Schimmel factory in Germany or at Yamaha Music France .
The transmission of knowledge
Since its creation, the company has developed, expanded and above all been enriched with very valuable skills and know-how contributed by all the employees and partners with whom it collaborates.
This professional enrichment allowed him to highlight his values which are the passion for the piano, the love of the craftsmanship, the work of hands and noble materials, the sharing of skills.
Dumas Piano has always valued the transmission of knowledge through learning; it seems essential for Nicolas that by training apprentices, they in turn become bearers of knowledge in terms of piano making, the values of craftsmanship and thus perpetuate the techniques of a manual trade that he loves.
Today the company has become a partner of locally renowned jazz and classical music festivals. Some great international pianists call on our historic Erard piano because it has been entirely restored to its original condition using period techniques; It appears that playing on a contemporary piano to musical works gives immense pleasure to pianists and spectators alike.
An eco-responsible commitment
Since its creation, the company has used green energy, ie electricity produced from renewable energy sources. Most of the products we use in catering are natural; varnishes and glues mainly based on bones, fish, water…
Finally, while evolving, Dumas Piano has also made a commitment to the planet by recycling 100% of the pianos entrusted to it for destruction. Each part, each piece of wood, metal or ivory is disassembled, sorted, stored and reintroduced into a manufacturing process. This is also why we favor second-hand rather than new pianos. We are thus labeled Répar’acteurs by the Chamber of Trades and Crafts of Hauts de France.
Established in 2005...
... and more than 25 years of experience
After 10 years of experience, it was in 2005 that Nicolas Dumas decided to create his own company.
Passionate about the instrument and pianist, he presents himself in a portrait where he reveals himself a little more and explains to us the creation and development of Dumas Piano.
Company creation Dumas Piano
Moving to Montagny en Vexin
Recruitment of the 1st apprentice
Investments in transport equipment and concert pianos
Beginning of restorations of pneumatic pianos
First concert piano: a Pleyel P280
Beginning of the partnership with Jazz au fil de l'Oise
Restoration of our historic Erard piano from 1875
Beginning of the collaboration with Pleyel International
First deliveries abroad for our customers
Official dealer of German Grotrian-Steinweg pianos
Expansion of the Montagny en Vexin premises
4 artisans at your service!
Obtaining the "Artisan d'Art" Label
6 craftsmen at your service!
Obtaining the "Master Craftsman" label
A common passion
The Dumas Piano team
Nicolas Dumas and his team bring together precious skills at your service to restore, tune, adjust and harmonize your piano. It is also an alchemy between endearing personalities and very different characters that creates a dynamic and positive team!
Cabinetmaker - Showmans
Sensitive to materials
Cracked for cheese
Delivery man - Tuner