I was thirsty for more piano knowledge and enrolled in a piano technology class taught by Alan Day, an excellent rebuilder-technician and teacher. Soon thereafter, I joined the Piano Technicians Guild, a national organization devoted to developing professional standards for piano technicians and providing ongoing education. The PTG is an invaluable resource for every aspect of piano technology.
Fortuitously at the time I became involved there was a new emphasis on rebuilding. A bright new generation of rebuilders were sharing their knowledge in journal articles and teaching at national and regional conventions. This exponential growth and sharing of knowledge continues
apace today. The state of the art in piano restoration is continuously evolving.
I find immense satisfaction in the restoration of fine American pianos. Each instrument presents a new challenge with new problems to be solved. Something new is learned with every job and my skills are refined. I set my own standards and continually raise them. When a restoration is complete I take delight in knowing that because of the work of my hands, pianists will be making music on that instrument for many decades to come.