Steinway Piano Technicians
Steinway & Sons was founded by master craftsmen, trained in the best European tradition. They built their pianos one at a time, applying skills that were handed down from master to apprentice, generation after generation. They still build their pianos that way. Each Steinway grand piano, for example, takes nearly a year to create. Nothing is hurried. Even the carefully selected woods employed in the rims, tops, soundboards, and actions cure for months in our yard, kilns and conditioning rooms, until they stabilize at a rigidly specified moisture content.
David Andersen is the only piano technician I’ve ever met with whom I truly see eye to eye. He understands three dimensional “sonic bubble” that exists, magically suspended, above the sound board. He knows that balanced voicing yields a piano that can whisper like muted strings, and bark like fortissimo brass a moment later. On a piano tuned, regulated, and voiced by David, timbre and dynamics move smoothly in tandem from one extreme to the other.”
-Geoff Stradling, Los Angeles-based composer and pianist, has been using David Andersen’s services for a little over 4 years, when he purchased a rebuilt vintage Steinway “B.”
“Intuitive, precise, and impeccable, David Andersen has realized my piano’s optimal potential.”
“I met David Andersen 10 years ago in Los Angeles, where I live, when I had a Steinway “B”that was badly in need of repairs. I’m a pianist and composer who didn’t know much about the instrument except for what I liked and didn’t like.
Little did I know then that David and I would become fast friends, and that he would inspire me to become passionate about pianos. I now own 6 Steinways, all of which he has worked on at one time or another.
Not only are my pianos in the best shape they’ve ever been in, but I’m a better player and musician for it. His deep knowledge, which he shares easily because pianos are his passion has been quite and eye-opener for me.
I always recommend my fellow musicians check out his work—but most of the time they already know about him.”