"I enjoy making an out-of-tune piano sound great again . . . I love my work! " stated GR Horst who discovered his knack for tuning when he was 12 years old. After completing of a course of study and hands-on training, his love of pianos became a craft he has enjoyed since 1982.
Although basic piano design has not changed drastically, materials, tools, technique, methods, glues and lubricants continue to progress. GR attends technology sharing and training, such as is provided by the Piano Technicians Guild to keep current with his knowledge and skills. "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."
In addition to piano tuning and technology, GR has played guitar since the 8th grade and performed solo and with a variety of groups over the years.Currently GR is a member of a trio, Three Tall Guys, which consists of 2 guitars, an upright bass, and three-part harmonies. The trio performs a variety of styles including several original compositions written by group members.