My fascination for the piano began at the age of 9, when my 4th grade teacher brought an old upright piano into his classroom. I became mesmerized with how some of my classmates could just sit down and have songs flow from their fingers and onto the keys. I began to pick up on some of these musical ideas, and it was at that point that I began to play by ear. Having never owned a piano growing up, the only instruments available to me at the time was an old electric organ we had at home, or the grand piano from my church next door.

My love for the mechanics of the piano started after I began taking piano lessons. The piano at my church kept going out of tune the more I practiced on it, and the more skilled I became. So much so, that each time the local tuner tuned it, the tuning would not even last the recommended six month internal before it started to go out of tune again. After several years of this, I decided to pick up a tuning hammer and take a stab at it. After I finished, the piano sounded worse than it ever did! I quickly realized that this was something that would require persistence, motivation, and most of all, a formal education with expert instruction.

Tuning a piano

The rest is history! I enrolled in a school of Piano Technology and away I went! I was living in the Pacific Northwest at the time, and shortly after my initial education, I opened up for business in the Spring of 1998. With so many other piano technicians in the area already well established, growing a successful piano service business in an area with low population density proved to be quite challenging. In order for me to become full time in doing what I love, I knew I needed to make some changes.

My family and I moved to Texas towards the end of 2007, and Todd Piano Works began shortly after that. Since those early beginnings, my love for pianos is over the top, and I thoroughly enjoy sitting down with clients from beginning players to concert level artists and discussing with them their goals, and what they would like to get out of their piano.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website, and for taking the first steps in receiving the care your piano deserves. I love what I do, and I hope I can have the opportunity to help you in achieving your musical goals.