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We believe, for any musician to reach their peak potential, whether a beginner or a seasoned soloist, they must have an equally capable instrument!


Max is currently a Registered Piano Technician his time between the Yakima Valley and the greater Portland, Oregon area. He is a self taught technician who has had many influential mentors in his career: Tim Nixon (Graduate of New England Conservatory now Bennet Street School), Joe Garrett (Co writer of Randy Potter School of Piano Technology), Taylor Mackinnon (past present President of Piano Technician Guild), Michael Reiter (head technician at UO), Dahr-Wynn Blakemore, Linda Scott. Max currently is one of the few technicians in the Pacific Northwest that works on historic instruments as well as modern instruments and is actively delving deeper into harpsichord and historic forte-piano building and maintenance. Max continues to grow in his skillset as he’s taken on serious piano rebuilding (excluding replacing whole  soundboards) and historical piano reconditioning/conservation work over the last 5 year period working with Joe Garrett. Max works as a first call technician for the Portland Columbia Symphony orchestra, Yakima Symphony Orchestra, as well as smaller concert series organizers, theater productions, and music companies. Max has worked with Yakima Valley College, Most Yakima Schools, Longview Kelso School District, the Beaverton School District, and collaborated tuning and repair work on pianos for the Hillsboro School District with Taylor Mackinnon. He also  worked on pianos for Central Washington University and collaborated on pianos at Pacific University with Linda Scott. Max is often hired by a handful of independent tuners in the greater Portland area to solve and complete complex repairs and take on projects that others are less enthusiastic about (e.g. birdcage pianos, square pianos, trapwork rebuilding, touchup work, bridge repair, oddity work, ...). All to say he's a technician who loves what he does and is excited to work with you!

Photo Credit: Heather Michaels

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