I was born and raised in Lawton, Ok. At the age of ten and in the fifth grade my music
teacher, Donna D. Nauman told me I could sing! Been in music ever since.
Sixth grade I started at the age of 11 on
trumpet, then moved to percussion in the 9th grade (because I could play mallets due to playing the piano), and now mainly
just play piano/synth. I have a lot of positive experiences from which to draw. I started playing piano/organ
at church at the age of 14. Been playing at church ever since. I played about 25 seasons as a percussionist with
the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra. I have played many musicals, accompanied many soloists and ensembles and I also have
a studio and make custom karaoke soundtracks in my home. Mainly pagaent contestants that need a specific song in a specific
key that is a specific length. Rules!
I also spent almost10 years at the retail music level selling everything from sheet
music to instruments and accessories. I then taught school music for almost 10 years at the junior high level.
I have been tuning full time since 2004. I am also a private pilot, love to juggle and really crave and need the healing
power of humor through stand-up comedy or sit-down comedy (if I happen to be at the piano).
When it comes to servicing your piano, I
will bring honesty, integrity, and competitive pricing to you with my piano service. I have pursued piano service with a lot
of forethought, planning, and study. I also find it very fun, rewarding and very interesting. I normally work alone because
USUALLY no one really wants to stick around to hear a piano being tuned! I also apprenticed for a year with a very capable
piano tuner named Bob Sanders, RPT. Bob has moved to Las Cruces, NM. He studied with the late-great Jimmy Gold. Let me know
how I can help you. If I am not the right piano tech for you, I'll help you find the one.
Since 2009 I have tuned for: Harry Connick, Jr., John Legend, John Cougar Mellencamp, Robin
Thicke, Bob Dylan, Sarah McLachlan, Tony Bennett, Don Henley, Marie Osmond, Steely Dan, and Paul Simon. Which ones did
I meet? Only Harry Connick, Jr. He is the real thing! So sincere and genuine. He carries his own personal Steinway
Model D (9ft.) on the road with him!