Since there are no official regulations or licensing for Piano Technicians, it can be scary to entrust the care of your beautiful instrument to somebody who may or may not know what he or she is doing. Anybody can buy tools and claim to be a piano tuner. How do you know if you can trust him?
Ask about his or her training.
I’ve been poking around in pianos since I was strong enough to lift a piano’s lid. This led me to complete a course with Randy Potter's School of Piano Technology, after which I landed a competitive 3-year apprentice-ship at BYU under Jim Busby and Keith Kopp, two of the top technicians in Utah, arguably in the western United States. I've been in the industry for 9 years, and have tuned many hundreds of pianos.
Being apprenticed on BYU campus, gave me a unique learning experience. Many of the 600 pianos on campus were played 90+ hours a week. These pianos required the expertise to repair every part of the piano, and often.
I had to know how to perform repairs in the shortest amount of time, at minimal cost; and how to perform the most elegant fixes for concert pianos when time was not a factor. I was constantly moving pianos all over Provo for everything from concerts to scientific acoustic studies. I bring that same expertise to your instrument. I am a piano tuner, a piano repairman, a piano mover, a piano appraiser.
Customize your piano’s voice.
Ever hear a piano that has that particular, perfect, mouth-watering tone that you are looking for?
Want your piano to sound more like that? There is much that can be done in regulation and voicing to change the tone of your piano; to make it richer, darker, more mellow, or brighter, bolder, more assertive, whatever tone you are looking for. You can finally get a concert tone out of your living room piano.
Get more than just a tuning without spending another dime.
I don't nickel and dime my clients. I charge for a complete piano service, which is a tuning, plus a light cleaning and polish, appraisal, diagnosis, and 20 minutes of labor on regulation and repairs that don’t require extra parts.
If your piano has greater needs, I will always discuss them with you. I'll tell you what difference the repair will make, and how much it will cost and let you make the call.
Danny Potter, The Piano Tuner Man
My wife, Sara, and I have been married for nine years. We have two children, 7 and 6. We live in Orem and we both love hands-on work. I graduated with a bachelor's degree from BYU in 2014.
I love pets, kids and questions. Many people worry about me being “bothered” by them. Please don’t think twice about it! I am a dad, and I love kids. I can tune with a good amount of background noise. I adore pianos, and I am more than happy to answer any questions about what I’m doing, what I listen for, how your piano works, or anything else I can tell you!