I work throughout the lower mainland and the interior and have developed a reputation for making pianos sound their best. My job is to set the musical standard for pianos.
I am always seeking new clients because there's a high rate of attrition in this occupation.
My main expertise lies in tuning, regulation, voicing and repairs. I am an attentive listener and excel at putting my finger on the client's needs. A partial resume follows:
1975- Acquired and began taking lessons on first piano. Got basic piano tuning tools and books, including “Piano Tuning & Allied Arts” by W.B. White, with occasional instruction from Mr. DeArmond, R.P.T., Edmonton, Alberta.
1978-Began full-time apprenticeship under Camille Morin, R.P.T. and head technician, Shaw Piano & Organ, Edmonton.
1980-81 Passed written and bench tests under auspices of Piano Technicians Guild. Became concert tuner for C.B.C., I.T.V., Citadel Theatre, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Alberta College, Concordia College, Kiwanis Music Festival, Canadian Music Festival, various recording studios, etc.
1982- Shaw Piano defunct due to recession. Became independent technician for Steinway dealer and Yamaha pianos and served private clients.
1983-Became technician for Baldwin Pianos & Organs, Edmonton, Alberta. Duties included prepping floor pianos, rebuilding/reconditioning trade-ins, appraisals, evaluations; continued with concert tunings as above.
1986-Took tuning examination under auspices of Piano Technicians Guild Inc.. Completed test with mark over 90%. Became full member. Joined Canadian Association Piano Technicians shortly after.
1989-Present-Relocated to rural B.C. Technician for B&B Music, Long&McQuade/Prince George,Prince George Symphony Orchestra (under Conductor Leslie Dala, also of Vancouver Opera, Director of Helikon Ensemble), Prince George & District Music Festival, Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations, etc. Now located Lower Mainland as well as Interior. Also have recorded and produced 4 full-length audio C.D.’s of original and traditional music, and play at least 1 of every type of instrument, except bowed strings.