Kurt Weissman, RPT
Kurt, now with over forty years professional experience, began his career as a full time apprentice with the New York State Chapter President of the Piano Technicians’ Guild. During his apprenticeship he worked for and learned from the top PTG members of the New York area performing a wide variety of technical operations including: piano tuning, moving, action repair and regulation, pin block replacement, piano stringing, soundboard cleaning, soundboard installation, and piano refinishing and touch up.
Providing top quality work in an increasingly demanding field.
Sean, son of Kurt and Vice President of Grand Purpose Piano, grew up immersed in pianos.
At the age of 10 Kurt began to introduce piano tuning to Sean. The skills that he acquired throughout his younger years gave him much opportunity in the music industry throughout college. His first job, showroom piano tuner of Steinway dealer Dollarhide’s Music Center, was a pivotal moment in his life making Sean realize that piano tuning was his passion.
Shortly after moving back to New Jersey, Sean began his work as a professional piano tuner for a Yamaha and Steinway dealer in Philadephia. Refining his skills even further in repair, refinishing, humidity control installation, concert tuning, and some rebuilding.
“One of my favorite aspects of the job was being able to tune for famous musicians. Being able to tune for John Legend, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Sarah McLachlan, and Paul Anka to name a few were pinnacle moments in my career. Being born and raised in New Jersey I count it an honor to be able to serve the Tri-state area at Grand Purpose Piano. I can not wait to meet you and your family and hope to become a regular staple in your home as your favorite piano technician.”