Hey, I’m Kevin Busse!
Thank you for being here!
A question I often get asked is:
Q: "How did you get into tuning pianos?"
A: "The inner workings of the piano sparked my curiosity."
That's all it took!
Completed Berklee College of Music Piano Technology 101 program in 2013
Associate member of the Piano Technician’s Guild in 2014
Became a Registered Piano Technician with the Piano Technician’s Guild in 2015
Became an Apprentice at Family Piano Company in 2015-2016
Attended Kawai Keyboard Academy in 2016
Completed my Bachelor of Music in Music Business and Management at Berklee College of Music Class of 2018
Dampp-Chaser Certified Installer 2018
Attended Yamaha Piano Performance Seminar 2019
Read from resources I've created: Yamaha Technician Resources
Attended Bechstein Technician’s Academy 2022
Attended Bechstein Technician's Academy in Germany 2023
Piano Technicians Guild Convention: 2014, 2015, 2018, 2022
Teacher: Presentation of the Best Tools & Equipment for Hybrid Piano Technicians, NYC Chapter of the PTG 2023
Presently Field Technician/Player Piano Specialist at Faust Harrison Pianos
Here's some of my responsibilities:
Chip tunings, pitch raises, and fine tunings
Piano service appointments
Perform action regulation, voicing, and repair for grand pianos and upright pianos
Piano LifeSaver/Dampp-Chaser installations
Perform thorough inspections and evaluations of pianos to assess their condition and recommend repairs and maintenance
Piano Player System repair, upgrades, and expertise
Internet networking for Piano Player Systems
String replacements and part replacements
Occasionally, I utilize input from other tuners in peer reviewed articles, notes from masterclasses, or guest articles written by others. I'm grateful to have input from other technicians to bolster the quality of information on this website. I cherish the network of Technicians/Tuners that I have gotten to know over my years of working in this industry and find it hard to imagine a career better suited for me.
...To keep busy during my studies at Berklee, I enjoyed spending time transcribing solos for Alto Sax as this was my primary instrument. I created hundreds of transcriptions whether it was a solo part/individual part/sheet music single for some of the best popular saxophone solos in the last 50 years. While I earn royalties from my hard work producing sheet music, Piano Technology is my bread and butter!
While It was enjoyable for me to work on sheet music on the side for Alto Saxophone, Piano, Band & Orchestra instruments, I found that it would be better for me to pivot to something new which turned out to be blogging all about pianos (and saxophone for that matter on another website of mine!).
Please reach out to me if you have any piano related questions using the contact form. Just like with many of my piano tuning appointments, I begin by asking, "Any questions about the piano?" So please, submit any questions that you have.
Otherwise, enjoy your piano, on my behalf!