Fresh off this year's PTG convention, meeting up with old friends and colleagues and learning about the latest piano technology I was thinking back to why I decided to become a piano tuner.
I have been playing piano since I was about 15 years old and continued with lessons well into adulthood. I've always been mechanically inclined so back in the early 90's I decided to bridge the two and embarked my journey of being a piano tuner!
Being a piano tuner is no easy task; it takes years to master the art. Fortunately, the Piano Technicians Guild helps many men and women each year attain their Registered Piano Technician (RPT) status as well as providing us will the skills and education we need during the annual convention. You can read more about the process here - What is an RPT.
I passed my exams and received my RPT status in the mid-90's and was extremely fortunate to hone my skills when I worked for my friend and colleague Peter Bondy of Bondy Piano in New York. Bondy Piano, located in the heart of the theater district in Manhattan has a client list you would not believe!I vividly remember calling Jennifer many a time when I was tuning for some pretty big names! What a thrill.
In 2007 Jennifer, Amanda and I decided to move to Waco to be closer to family, and after about a year or two, I started my tuning business. In 2013 our dream of owning a piano store finally happened, and well, the rest is history.
As I look back, I am so glad I decided to take that leap of faith many years ago and turn my passion for playing piano into caring for them!