Ted Sambell was born in London, England and made his living as a piano technician in London, and Ontario, Canada. With poor eyesight Ted was often told he was limited in his career choices, but has said many times that being a piano technician was the ideal job for him and one he has enjoyed for over 60 years. After World War II, when his family moved to Canada, Ted was hired by the Heintzman Piano retailer to care for their instruments. He developed a local reputation for his craftsmanship and dedication to the art of piano tuning, once estimating that he has worked on over 40,000 pianos.
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