My experience with pianos began in the 1970s, when I acquired a beat up spinet piano from our church - I was about 18 at the time. I started tinkering with it and coincidentally, a piano tuner with decades of experience moved in next door. This man's comment that I had "good ears" eventually set me on a circuitous path to becoming a piano technician. My first successful attempt at tuning a piano was in the mid 1980s, while working as a piano salesman (an act of desperation to sell one of my trade-ins and finally receive my sales commission). I began tuning originally in an attempt to shield myself, as a part time cocktail pianist, from the horrible instruments I was being subjected to in bars and restaurants. It wasn't until the 1990s that I began to tune and repair pianos professionally; following brief apprenticeships with a couple of local technicians, I registered my business in Morris County NJ in 1997. Since then, I have tuned, repaired and rebuilt pianos for many private individuals as well as institutional clients. I have been a member of the Piano Technicians Guild since 1999 and a Registered Piano Technician (RPT) since 2004.
Tuning and repair/ private and institutional/ estimates for repairs & restoration and insurance purposes/ restringing and restoration at my Dover shop, and refinishing by reliable and economical refinishing services / Dampp-Chaser ® humidity control system certified installer
I cover Northern NJ, concentrating on Morris, Sussex, Essex and Warren Counties - and occasionally venture into surrounding areas, i.e. Sommerset, Passaic, Bergen, etc. Generally speaking, I try to restrict my travels to 20 - 25 miles radius of my home in Dover NJ.