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About Kurt

As a young boy, I had a passion for the piano. At the age of 15, I was given a free upright piano from my local church. A few of my friends helped me carry it up to my room. After reading a book that a piano tuner gave me, I proceeded to take it apart and rebuild it, which looking back, was just the beginning.

Over the past 35 years, as a piano technician, I still treat my profession with passion and have dedicated years of training to developing myself as a skilled craftsman. To me, this passion is without value unless I give the skills that the Lord has enabled me to develop back to Him for His Glory.

My passion has changed to a Grand Purpose

  • Provide top quality work in an increasingly demanding field. Continue to develop my skills by being an active and participating member of the Piano Technicians Guild, PTG. This continuing education allows me to better serve professional musicians, teachers and students.
  • Sell affordable pianos of quality for you my customer.
  • Help Churches, Schools, Music Studios, and College Universities acquire and maintain the value and sound of their pianos.
  • Be a professional source to other piano technicians, by providing outstanding quality that will be passed on to their customers.
  • Purchase quality instruments for Restoration and provide an educational opportunity for those that would like to learn piano technology.

Professional Achievements

  • Authorized Bosendorfer Technician since 2008 – 1 Month Training at the Bösendorfer factory in Vienna, Austria
  • Steinway Trained Technician while working for Steinway & Sons
  • Certified PianoDisc Technician – Trained at PianoDisc in Sacramento, California and the Mason & Hamlin Piano factory in Haverhill, MA
  • Active Member of the Piano Technician Guild – Technician Guild
  • Certified Piano Touch Design Technician – Trained by David Stanwood in Martha’s Vineyard, MA
  • Mason & Hamlin Training on there New Wessell, Nickel and Gross Composite Action Parts
  • Qualified Piano Appraiser and Consultant for Insurance Claims and Damage

Personal Accomplishments

  • Registered Piano Technician (RPT) of the Piano Technicians Guild. Teaches Technical Classes and Institute Team member on the planning board for our yearly national conventions.
  • 1 Month of Training at the Bösendorfer factory in Vienna, Austria learning their voicing and regulation methods that are specific to the Bösendorfer Grand Piano.
  • Invents, designs and produces specialized tools for the piano restoration and tuning process.
  • Since 1985, we have owned and operated a customized Soundboard Press, designed by Chris Robinson, for gluing the ribs to soundboards up to the size of a concert grand. In addition Kurt Weissman designed a customized Bridge Press for recapping and gluing the Bridges to the Soundboard. Steinway, Mason and Hamlin, Bechstein, Knabe, Baldwin, Chickering are just a few of the pianos that we restore in our shop.
  • Invited to Hailun Piano Factory in Ningbo China to provide input for a new custom piano plate design to the Cunningham Grand Piano. While there I engaged in and learned valuable factory techniques and procedures rarely seen by technicians.
  • Observed the process of constructing new pianos from scratch in all of their stages.
  • Visited Yamaha Piano Factory in Japan to observe operations and workstation processes and procedures.