Some of my earliest memories are of me as a toddler pulling myself to a standing position at my grandmothers upright piano and reaching up and playing the keys. I was totally entranced by the sounds and would play them over and over, totally fascinated by the sound vibrations. Without knowing it at the time, I was playing the different intervals that I use when I'm tuning a piano. It seems only fitting that in my adult life I became a piano tuner.
I've been a musician most of my adult life. I had learned some very basic aspects of piano tuning on my own. When my children were very young I found I needed to do something to earn a better income so I apprenticed under a master craftsman for over 2 years and really learned the trade. That was well over 20 years ago. I still really enjoy my work and never stop learning. I tune by ear. That's how I learned and continue to this day to only do aural tunings. I feel more in touch with the piano this way and can tweak each piano so that I get the best sound I can out of the instrument. I'm skilled in all other aspects of piano maintenance; regulating, voicing, rebuilding and all repairs. The only thing I don't do is refinishing. That's a whole art in itself. I know several refinishers I refer that work to.
Besides my skills as a piano tuner/technician I pride myself on being punctual and always showing up for a scheduled appointment. If I'm running behind I always call to let the customer know. I'm friendly and easy to work with. I can promise you I'll do everything I can to make your piano sound and play great.
Robert Price Piano Tuning and Repair
The music selection you are listening to is from the Alan Broadbent Trio (Alan on piano, Putter Smith on bass and Kendall Kay on drums). The CD is called Moments Notice. It was recorded at a studio that I have been servicing for years. I tuned and set up the piano for this recording. Alan is an unbelievable talent and has won a grammy and continues to be nominated as a jazz artist.
Passing the trade along to my grandson