In the Summer of 2013, I was fortunate to be chosen as the Senior Piano Technician Fellow with the Tanglewood Music Center, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. There I was immersed in the demanding world of high-end concert service, and quickly discovered that, though it could be a high-pressure environment, I loved being a key contributor in the performance and sharing of beautiful music by some of the most skilled musicians in the world.
In the fall of 2018 I accepted the position of Chief Piano Technician at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where I manage roughly 100 keyboard instruments (mostly pianos, but also several harpsichords and a fortepiano) for the Glenn Korff School of Music, in addition to tuning for concerts at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. I have prepared pianos for some of the most prominent names in the classical music world, including Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, Yuja Wang, the St. Louis Symphony, the Mariinsky Orchestra, Barry Douglas, and Gabriela Montero, among others.
I absolutely love what I do. It gives me an immense amount of satisfaction to have a career focused on maximizing the joy other people get out of playing and/or listening to this wonderful instrument, the piano. In a very basic sense, when the job is done well I'm spreading harmony and happiness, and frankly, it doesn't get much better than that.