When people say “I love the piano,” they usually mean that they love listening to the piano, or that they love playing the piano. I love both of these things too, but when I say “I love the piano,” what I mean is something just a little bit more.My whole life I have been fascinated with how things work. If I wasn’t taking something apart, I was putting it together. I was the designated “put-er together-er” of anything that needed “some assembly required.”That fascination, along with my love of playing the piano, and my educational and vocational background, translated into the perfect career choice once I was ready to re-enter the workforce after having kids. I had studied piano performance and theory at the collegiate level; I had taken courses on the science of sound; I had practiced Music Therapy and used the piano in my work in that field for 7 years; and I had repaired and restored many family heirlooms and antiques.Over the last year and a half, as I have studied more in depth about the instrument I thought I knew, I have come to an even greater appreciation of the piano, how it works, how it is made, and the minds of the people who first made them. I have found that there is an infinite supply of information, and opinions, about how to properly care for a piano, and I am continually striving to absorb and apply all of this information with each piano I tune.The more I learn, the more I want to learn, and the more fun this whole process becomes. Each time I enter a person’s home to work on their piano, I’m like a kid in a candy store. I can’t wait to see what each piano has in store for me. Every piano has a story to tell, and I look forward to hearing yours!