Peter Stevenson, RPT
My love for pianos started when I was three years old, when I began to take piano lessons. I have continued to play ever since, and the appreciation and wonder that I feel for this instrument has grown as I have become more familiar with the numerous pianos I have played. I began studying piano technology in the summer of 2008 when I enrolled in the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology, a comprehensive correspondence course in piano tuning, regulating, repair, and voicing. I have also completed the Randy Potter Advanced Training Seminar at the Montana State University School of Music and am a Dampp-Chaser Humidity Control System Certified Installer. As a member of the Canadian Association of Piano Technicians and a Registered Piano Technician of the Piano Technicians Guild, I am committed to, among other things,
- act honourably and in a professional manner
- render the best possible service under the circumstances, always keeping the best interests of my client in mind
- engage only in fair practices
- strive to upgrade my professional skills and encourage and help others do the same
Jesse ThompsonAt seven years old, I asked my parents for harp lessons. We were told it would be easier for me to learn music by starting on piano. I took piano lessons for the next ten years, and never did go on to learn the harp. My love of piano playing combines well with my love of singing. Growing up, my family often gathered aroud the piano to sing, especially at Christmas. I remember my delight and excitment when our piano was first delivered. My friends and I spent the afternoon learning “Heart and Soul,” and “composing” new songs that we insisted that my parents come into the living room to hear. Now that I have a child of my own, we gather around that same piano, to make wild, joyful improvisational rock and roll. I am delighted to be working at P.S. Pianos, which gives me the opportunity to share my intrest in pianos and music and to continue to learn.