Eathan Janney

Eathan Janney

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.

Appears in 80 Episodes

Learning Precision in Piano Tuning w/Mark Cerisano

Learning Precision in Piano Tuning w/Mark Cerisano

In this podcast episode, we are joined by Mark Cerisano, a seasoned piano tuner and educator who’s making significant contributions to the field of piano technology. H...

Nuanced Approaches to Piano Restoration w/Chris Brown

Nuanced Approaches to Piano Restoration w/Chris Brown

In this podcast episode, we explore the captivating world of piano restoration with a focus on Chris Brown’s recent project involving an 1889 Steinway D. This historic...

Tuned In - Memoirs of a Piano Man w/ Jim Wilson

Tuned In - Memoirs of a Piano Man w/ Jim Wilson

Gain insights into Jim's experiences with music icons and the lessons he's learned along the way. Beyond rubbing shoulders with legends, he learned valuable lessons fr...

Musical Tales w/ David Amram

Musical Tales w/ David Amram

Tune in to hear the maestro David Amram sharing unheard stories from his encounters with pianos and pianists across the globe, alongside recent collaborations with oth...

Tribute and Insights w/ Donna Weng Friedman

Tribute and Insights w/ Donna Weng Friedman

In today's episode, we started with touching tributes to Tanya Ragir and Joe Patrych, honoring their legacies in our community. Additionally, Donna shared about the le...

Wool and Piano Hammer w/ Eathan Janney

Wool and Piano Hammer w/ Eathan Janney

In this group discussion, Eathan talks about the annual PTM convention and the release of a lecture by David Stanwood who delivers a lecture about piano touch and tone...

Piano Inspiration w/ Isaac Namias

Piano Inspiration w/ Isaac Namias

In this episode we have Isaac sharing two pivotal moments in his journey, illustrating his evolution from a musician to a piano technician. One significant moment occu...

Regulations and Appraisals w/ Sally Phillips and Leo Holder

Regulations and Appraisals w/ Sally Phillips and Leo Holder

In this episode, we have Sally Phillips and Leo Holder. Sally talks about the amount of regulation a new piano needs. All the work that needs to be done to a piano bef...

Convention Teaser w/ Chris Brown

Convention Teaser w/ Chris Brown

In today’s session, we give you a teaser of all that has been happening with the PTM Annual Convention by showing you sections of our most interesting sessions to give...

Secrets of the Cybertuner w/ The PTRH Community

Secrets of the Cybertuner w/ The PTRH Community

In today’s episode, Eathan talks about the PTM Convention and some of the instructors like Carl Lieberman give us a preview of their lecture at the convention. Carl’s ...

Musical World w/ Claudio Constantini

Musical World w/ Claudio Constantini

In this episode, we had the privilege of hosting a pre-recorded session featuring the remarkable Claudio Constantini, a globally renowned multi-instrumentalist celebra...

Insights w/ The PTRH Community

Insights w/ The PTRH Community

In today’s episode, Eathan shares his experience of attending the memorial service of the late David Anderson, who used to be a co-host on this show, an amazing musici...

Exploring the Potential of Narrow Key Pianos w/ Hannah Reimann & Fanny Steingraeber

Exploring the Potential of Narrow Key Pianos w/ Hannah Reimann & Fanny Steingraeber

Get ready for a fun PTRH session this Saturday as we bring you an exclusive conversation with two distinguished figures in the world of pianos: Hannah Reimann from Str...

Pitch Perfect Pair w/ Donna Byrd & Susan Kline

Pitch Perfect Pair w/ Donna Byrd & Susan Kline

Donna Byrd and Susan Kline, two guests with the most insider information make it to today’s episode. Donna, a North Bennet Street School student and a consistent guest...

Tuning In w/ The PTRH Community

Tuning In w/ The PTRH Community

Dive into the harmonious echoes of our PTRH community in this episode, where the vibrant voices of participants weave together a tapestry of insights and shared experi...

Piano Horizons w/ Oliver Esmonde-White

Piano Horizons w/ Oliver Esmonde-White

This PTRH session features the remarkable Oliver Esmonde-White with guest appearances by the insightful Wayne Ferguson. They're two of Canada's finest piano pros. The ...

Networking as Piano Technicians w/ Carl Lieberman

Networking as Piano Technicians w/ Carl Lieberman

In today’s session, we join Carl Lieberman in person and talk about the importance of networking to thrive in the piano industry. Carl talks about how he has formed so...

Steinway Society of Puerto Rico w/ Jan D’Esopo

Steinway Society of Puerto Rico w/ Jan D’Esopo

In this session, we bring you exclusive access to an interview with Jan D’Esopo, an artist and impresario who founded the Steinway Society of Puerto Rico which offers ...

Guitar Restoration and Analogues to Piano Tuning w/ Danny Koentopp

Guitar Restoration and Analogues to Piano Tuning w/ Danny Koentopp

Today’s guest is a bit more unusual than what we do here at PTRH which makes it special and fun - Danny studies product design at Columbia College where he focuses on ...

A Non-Dual Jam Sesh w/ The PTRH Community

A Non-Dual Jam Sesh w/ The PTRH Community

In this episode, our host, Eathan Janney broadcasts live from the colorful backdrop of Puerto Rico. The episode is a freeform discussion with the community in attendan...

Tuning for Professional Pianists w/ Sally Philips

Tuning for Professional Pianists w/ Sally Philips

Our special guest for today is Sally Philips of Piano Perfect LLC. She’s world-renowned and a well-kept secret of the Piano Industry. In this interactive session, Sall...

The Math of Pianos w/ Chris Brown

The Math of Pianos w/ Chris Brown

Christopher Brown joins us today, and he has mastered various skills like concert tuning, rebuilding, and teaching. He’s an engineer, piano designer, and producer. Chr...

Music of Chano Dominguez w/ Chano Dominguez

Music of Chano Dominguez w/ Chano Dominguez

In this episode, the great piano player, Chano Dominguez - the great piano player joins us and tells us all about his upcoming shows, his experience playing on stage, ...

Tools for Piano Success w/ Steve Brady

Tools for Piano Success w/ Steve Brady

In today’s episode, Steve Brady, the most highly awarded piano technician in the Pacific North West a member of the PTG Hall of Fame. He knows what it takes to make th...

History of Piano Building w/ Del Fandrich

History of Piano Building w/ Del Fandrich

In today’s episode, Del Fandrich, a consultant for various piano manufacturers across the world, uses the first principle of thinning to aid his designing process. Del...

Charging More for Business Success w/ Carl Lieberman 

Charging More for Business Success w/ Carl Lieberman 

In today’s episode Carl Lieberman, a tremendous business advisor, a piano technician, and a hybrid tuner joins us to share his wealth of knowledge on pianos. He’s a ga...

Action Parts and Restoration w/ Wayne Ferguson & Chip Mayer

Action Parts and Restoration w/ Wayne Ferguson & Chip Mayer

In today’s session two exceptional guests, Wayne Ferguson and Cip Mayer join us, who have each been in business for over 40 years. They share their journeys, anecdotes...

The Importance of Saying No w/ Bill Monroe

The Importance of Saying No w/ Bill Monroe

The owner of A440 Pino Services, and a second-time guest at the PTRH, Bill Manore joins us today and gives us a tour of his shop and talks about his business. He is a ...

Replacing, Building Sound Boards and Bridge Gapping w/ Ken Eschete

Replacing, Building Sound Boards and Bridge Gapping w/ Ken Eschete

Ken Eschete, is a piano technician who has worked with the conservation of historic pianos and teaches an online course on replacing and building sound boards and brid...

Steinway Pianos and Rebuilding w/ Alex Kostakis

Steinway Pianos and Rebuilding w/ Alex Kostakis

On today’s episode, we have Alex Kostakis join us whose family has been involved in Steinway for many years, and later they started their own rebuilding practice. Alex...

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