What Our Academy Alumni Are Saying

Crystal Fielding
Piano Technician for Dartmouth College, Townshend, VT.

“The lineup of top notch industry instructors is a combination you can’t really get anywhere else. Their names precede them; they’re the greatest.”

Stephen Houk
Piano Technician at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.

“I think that this seminar surpasses anything and everything I’ve ever been to. I feel like I’ll be able to go back and do my job at a much higher level for people, and that’s my passion. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been doing this for 10 years, 20 years, 30 years, 40 years; there’s something here for the hobbyist, the student, the professional, to get from this.”

Jonathan Edwards
Piano Technician for Emory University and The Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta, GA.

“In my 20 years, I’ve gone to conventions and lots of different classes, including the Steinway classes in New York, which were very valuable classes.  This has been one of the highlights of my career as far as education is concerned.  It’s five solid days of packed in information that is stuff you can hang your hat on.”

Charles Hansen
Experienced Piano Technician of 40 years, Porterville, CA.

“Anybody that’s seriously interested in this type of thing, this is a great place to come and learn, and learn a whole system in one place at one seminar.”

Paco Morales
Piano Technician and Tuner at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas

“I feel that this Academy has been a great investment in my career as a piano technician. I learned new techniques that will improve me as a professional in this wonderful & fascinating profession. I will return to my job with more confidence to offer to the piano lover, teacher, pianist, a higher quality of services.”

Karen Johnson
Owner of Renovation Piano Services, Boulder City, NV.

“The instructors are skilled at working with people at different levels. Not only do they reassure other people and help those who’ve been in the business for 20 or even 40 years, they’re also able to help someone totally new absorb a wealth of information.”

Michael Travis
Piano Technician, Greenbelt, MD

“Having been 45 years in the piano service business providing mainly home service, I thought I knew something about pianos. I discovered attending the Renner Academy that I didn’t know half as much as I thought I did. There is so much information of great value for even an experienced technician that everyone at any level can benefit from attending the Renner Academy. Rick Baldassin and his team of instructors were simply outstanding. There’s nothing like the Renner Academy anywhere else.”

Scott Murphy
Piano Technician, Long Island City, NY

“The program is exactly what I was looking for. I’ve been studying piano technology mostly on my own for 2 ½ years and had difficulty finding good instruction. I’ve never done a full regulation and was always intimidated by the thought of doing one, but now I feel like I’m ready to tackle one.”

Paul Clement
Piano Technician, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

“Very well done, and will bring immediate benefits to my business. Instructors did well accommodating various skill levels and sticking to schedule. Very important. As a relative new comer to this trade (6-7 years), I was looking for an opportunity to ‘up my game” and give me ways to distinguish myself above my competitors. Hugely beneficial.”

Nick del Palacio
Piano Rebuilder and Technician, Los Angeles, CA.

“The minute an opportunity for this class comes about, jump on it.”