Hello, I am here to help you become the Maestro on your own piano; one that sings and is easy to play. So, here is how I got to where I am today, where you are at the center of everything I do.
In 1999 I found myself working at the local music store while in school studying Jazz and Classical Guitar. I had already spent a few years learning to build and repair guitars when my boss pulled me aside to asked if I wanted to learn to tune pianos. He offered to pay for my initial schooling. I had never thought of it but how could I refuse such an offer. With that began an amazing adventure that brought my two favorite worlds together: music and building.
Ever since I was little, music and working with wood have been a large part of my life. Every morning I would wake up to my mother’s beautiful singing along with her guitar. I can also remember watching and helping my dad work on all those fixer upper houses we lived in throughout the years. I used to play with his tools and fashion all sorts of things out of wood. Like the time I made a mini model guitar.
Since Music School I have not only tuned pianos but I ran my own remodeling business; building decks, remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, finishing in basements etc.
Now many years later I am the Concert Piano Tuner for Lee University. I am also a Registered Piano Technician (RPT) in the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG), which means I passed grueling exams in piano tuning and maintenance. I am here to support all Maestros by offering concert quality service to all pianists so you can enjoy creating music from your own piano, suitable for a Maestro.”
Your Piano Technician,
Daniel Achten, RPT and Owner