Piano Business Basics w/ Steve Brady
In this session we are joined by Stephen Brady, the author of Under the Lid - the Art and Craft of the Concert Piano Technician. He has been in the piano business for close to five decades and in this session he delivers many gems of wisdom he has acquired over the years.
First he talks about training–the process of acquiring the crucial skill a piano solopreneur needs. Steve hoes on to talk about taking classes, building a reliable network, research and reading. These are some of the key ingredients in the lifestyle of high-end piano tech.
Our co-host David Andersen introduces the mindset of the piano masters. He says, “If you can make a radical change in the sound of a piano in a relatively short amount of time - you win”. Stephan talks about this topic as well, breaks it down and specifies how he has applied this in his life.
If you are looking to get deep insights on the essentials of building a business in the piano industry - this class is for you.
Here’s a little bit about our guest Steve Brady:
He’s an award-winning Piano Technician and respected PTG veteran. Along with securing a place in the PTG Hall of Fame, he was awarded the PTG’s “Golden Hammer Award,” one of the profession’s highest honors, for his contributions in the piano industry. He is author of Under the Lid: The Art & Craft of the Concert Piano Technician. He resides in Seattle, Washington.
𝐉𝐎𝐈𝐍 𝐔𝐒 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐄 𝐆𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐓 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓𝐄𝐍𝐓❗❗
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Creators and Guests
David Andersen, owner of David Andersen pianos in Los Angeles has been a professional musician, recording artist, and piano technician/consultant for nearly four decades. He has overseen the restoration and maintenance of hundreds of Steinway and Mason & Hamlin pianos during that time. Beginning in 1975 he apprenticed for two and a half years under Jack Cofer in Atlanta, Georgia; during the 1980s he studied at Steinway facilities both in New York and London.
Eathan has 20 years of experience as a piano technician. He studied with Dave Miller, the staff piano technician for the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, New Jersey. Dave Carpenter, the inventor of the Verituner electronic tuning device, provided mentorship for Eathan in Chicago. Eathan also worked with Ken Eschete and Bill Schwarts, the staff piano technicians at Northwestern University in Chicago. In 2009, he founded Floating Piano Factory of New York, a company that allows piano technicians to move from Apprentice to Craftsman level while offering value pricing to clients as technicians progress toward mastery. In 2017 he founded Piano Technicians Masterclasses, an online project designed to offer cutting-edge instruction from piano industry masters to anyone on the globe with an internet connection.
He's an award-winning Piano Technician and respected PTG veteran. Along with securing a place in the PTG Hall of Fame, he was awarded the PTG's "Golden Hammer Award," one of the profession's highest honors, for his contributions to the piano industry. He is the author of Under the Lid: The Art & Craft of the Concert Piano Technician. He resides in Seattle, Washington.