An Interview with Jim Busby

Posted on: August 21st, 2019 by WNG No Comments

Introduction My name is Jim Busby and I live in Mount Pleasant, Utah and I’ve been in piano tuning and technology for about 44 years. How did you become a full time Piano Technician? Well, actually my uncle was a piano technician and I’ve always thought I’d tune pianos because I liked my uncle so […]

An Interview With Bruce Stevens

Posted on: February 19th, 2016 by WNG No Comments

Introduction My name is Bruce Stevens. I’m from Southern California and I live in the city of Bellflower which is close to Long Beach, California. I’m a piano technician of almost 37 years and have a business that provides in-home service as well as running a shop where I do full restoration of fine pianos. […]

An Interview with Mike Reese

Posted on: December 21st, 2015 by Calvin No Comments

Introduction My name is Mike Reese and I work in Birmingham, Alabama. I operate a restoration shop and have been in the piano rebuild / repair / tuning business for 43 years. When did you start installing Wessell, Nickel & Gross parts? The last 4 years—it’s been pretty intense—we’ve got a contract with a school […]

Douglas Laing and His 1910 Henry Miller Complete with Stickers!

Posted on: December 18th, 2015 by Calvin No Comments

Douglas Laing of Magnum Opus Piano Works, Safety Harbor, Florida completed his Bachelors degree in Music History and Musicology at the University of Michigan in 1986 and has had extensive training in Piano Technology. He rebuilt a 1910 Henry Miller upright and of course it had to have stickers. See how he overcame the obstacles. […]

Meet Marvin Rus, Chief Concert Technician for Eastman School of Music

Posted on: November 12th, 2015 by Calvin No Comments

Marvin began his career in 1983 at Michigan State University and studied with noted technicia, Owen Jorgenson. Later, from 1987-1992, he became the “Coordinator of Keyboard Technology” at Wichita State University. Marvin has worked for Eastman School of Music since 1993 and has been rebuilding the schools’ old and worn-out pianos with Wessell, Nickel and […]