"I enjoy making an out-of-tune piano sound great again! " states GR Horst who discovered his tuning interest at the age of 12 while helping the church organist tune a few organ pipes that were out of tune. Later he completed a course of study and his interest in pianos became a craft he has enjoyed since 1982.
Although piano design has not changed drastically, materials, tools, methods, glues and lubricants continue to improve. GR attends technology sharing and training by the Piano Technicians Guild such as regional or national guild conferences. GR states that “Keeping with knowledge and skills requires a focused effort that benefits customers who expect skilled and professional service from their technician."
In addition to piano tuning and technology, GR plays guitar and several other instruments through a variety of musical endeavors. He has been a solo performer, small ensemble member (upright bass) band member, worship leader, program producer, arranger, songwriter, and recording engineer.