Certified Piano Technician
Who am I?
My name is Ken Smith. I am a lifelong musician and have composed and performed music since my teen years. In my early years, I was a guitarist, but in mid life, the piano caught my interest. I am a Certified Piano Technician. I studied with the Piano Technician's Academy. I am versed in all aspects of piano tuning and repair. As part of my training, I refurbished old pianos to make them new again.
What's my story?
I spent most of my career in the oil and gas industry as an IT Director. After being laid off I decided that there had to be more in life than grinding away at a job that had little security and (at least for me) little sense of fulfillment. I wanted to experience the fruits of my labor in a tangible, real way that the IT field just doesn't allow. So, with the freedom gained by unemployment and a new, wonderful, and supportive wife with a stable job, I decided to follow my passion and Ken's Pianos was born.
Why you should trust me.
Before I became a tech, I was often disappointed with the service I received, especially when it came to repairs. Few excel at it. Some techs don't understand the piano well enough to do much more than tune them. I am an honest businessman. I will not perform a repair unless it is necessary. If I don't know how to fix your problem, I will tell you. I am passionate about my instrument, my art, and my career. Why else would I leave a high paying career to do what I REALLY love?