As a Registered Piano Technician member of the Piano Technicians Guild, it has exposed me to the world of CAUT (College and University Technician). As a technician in South Texas in a small community, I can be considered a generalist. I have worked on almost anything that comes along.
Antique Butterfly Grand
I tune many spinets and old uprights in the living rooms of piano students. I value my handful of customers with prized high-end Grand pianos. I work in churches and schools. Most home pianos are something for the student to learn on and does not require an instrument of concert quality, so when a Technician receives recognition like the following after tuning for an artist, all the time and training to prefect the skill of tuning comes to bare.
From: Tom Basile Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 9:42 AM To: Brad Kisner Subject: FW: Your piano From:: Leslie Bartlett Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2005 9:21 PM To: Tom Baslie Subject: Your piano Dear Sir: Strange small world....... But I am looking for the piano technician who tuned the piano in your church for the recent Ken Medema concert. I have a message for him. Would you please convey this to your tuner. It is from Ken Medema, who wrote me tonight and said, I thought of you today. We were in Corpus at first Methodist. Piano so beautifully tuned I thought maybe you had done it." I have tuned for numerous local serious venues, including Ken on several occasions. He has been gracious regarding my tunings. I hope that you will do me the favor and see that your piano tuner knows that Ken was highly impressed. Good tuners are hard to find, and then they are often taken for granted. You are fortunate indeed to have a very high calibre tuner who does your work, and I am sure he would appreciate knowing that someone who REALLY is sensitive to good work has praised him highly. I'd be much appreciative. Sincerely Leslie Bartlett www.bartle ttpianoservice.com