I have been steeped in music all my life.

I'm an alumnus (1974) of St. Michael’s Choir School in Toronto, Ontario where I studied voice, cello, organ and piano. A highlight of my time there was the opportunity to sing for the Pope in 1971.  After graduation I passed the Piano Teacher’s Associate Practical Exam and began to teach piano privately.

In my early 20's I discovered that George Brown College offered a degree in Piano Technology. This seemed like the perfect fit for me so I signed up.  The course faculty were the venerable Ted Sambell and Anne Fleming Reid, an alumnus of the program herself.  Ann now coordinates the piano technology degree at the University of Western Ontario.  Ted felt the call of mountains and became the Banff Centre’s head piano technician from 1990 to 2001.   

I successfully graduated in 1986. As a George Brown graduate I am qualified not only as a piano tuner but also as a technician.

Immediately upon graduation I began to create a niche for myself in the piano technology field.  I had a rapidly growing private practice in Toronto. Danforth Pianos, which sold mostly Bechstein pianos, hired me as their resident tuner/technician. My mother, also a piano teacher, entrusted me with rebuilding her beloved Petroff Grand shortly after graduation. In 1989 I was the official tuner for the summer run of The Fantastics at Premier Dance Theatre on the waterfront. 

But the mountains were calling me too.  So I moved to Nelson, BC  in 1990. Today I am the Minister of Music at Nelson United Church and also have a busy private teaching practice.   For 20 years I have provided quality care for the pianos and the pianists of the West Kootenay region.