"Job satisfaction comes from making a piano sound its best." stated GR Horst who discovered his knack for tuning when he was 12 years old. In 1982, after completing of a course of study and hands-
Even though basic piano design has not changed drastically, materials, tools, technique, methods, glues and lubricants continue to develop. GR attends technology sharing and training, such as is provided by the Piano Technicians Guild to keep his knowledge and skills current. "This takes a focused effort." according to GR who states "Keeping pace with this trade benefits customers who expect professional skilled service from their technician."
Piano Tuning & Maintenance
Piano Tuning and Servicing covers a variety of tasks:
Fixing "sticky keys"
Regulation (key touch and feel)
Tone regulation / Voicing
GR enjoys piano tuning and technology and has played guitar since the 8th grade. He has performed solo and with a variety of groups over the years.