© Alaska Piano Inc.

 

Official Technicians:

Steinway Concert School of New York

Yamaha Concert Training

Yamaha Disklavier Technician

Certified PianoDisc Player Installers

Certified Steinway Spirio Technicians

Certified DamppChaser Service and Installation

Touchweight Analysis

Yamaha Certified Electronic Keyboard Repair

Full Concert Piano Services Including:

Tuning, Voicing and Regulation

Complete Rebuilding Services Available

Sales, Nationwide Moving & Piano Services
Since 1986

Steinway and Yamaha Concert Trained Technician 

Anchorage, Girdwood, MatSu-Valley, Talkeetna, Seward, Kenai, Homer, Kodiak, Juneau, Sitka, Dillingham

Dan McElrath
Registered Piano Technician
Chief Concert Technician
Cameron Cartland
Registered Piano Technician
David Chiu
Piano Technician 

Alaska Piano Services Inc. is an

Authorized Representative for Steinway & Sons, Boston and Essex Pianos

Offering Piano Sales

Services & Training

 Services :

 Piano Sales 

Concert Tuning, Voicing and Regulation

Climate System Installation, Player System Installation & Maintenance

Complete Rebuilding Services Available

Piano Crating and Moving Statewide and Nationally 

Training 

Steinway Concert School of New York

Yamaha Concert Training

Yamaha Disklavier Technician

Certified PianoDisc Player Installers

Certified Steinway Spirio Technicians

Certified DamppChaser Service and Installation

Touchweight Analysis

Yamaha Certified Electronic Keyboard Repair

Dan McElrath Alaska Piano Services. Alaska's Concert Technician

With over 40 years experience as a technician, Dan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Alaska. He has studied at the Yamaha School and the Steinway factory school in New York, is a Registered Piano Technician (RPT) and recently served as Pacific Northwest Regional Vice President with the International Piano Technicians Guild. He is also a regular instructor at piano conventions both locally and nationally.

 

Dan is a very dedicated musician with a Bachelor’s degree from the Furman University School of Music. He taught as a  music educator for several years before transitioning to a full-time concert piano technician.  Throughout the years Dan has been refining his skills as a jazz pianist and can often be heard playing his own original compositions after a tuning!  

 

To learn more about Dan’s music see his performance website at reverbnation.com/danmcelrath

Dan McElrath 

Cameron Cartland

Certified Piano Technician at Alaska Piano Services Inc.
 David Chiu : Alaska Piano Services New Technician

Cameron Cartland is an Anchorage-based piano technician, musician, and teacher. He began his study of piano technology apprenticing with Dan McElrath and by studying with the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology

Cameron is a Registered Piano Technician with the Piano Technicians Guild, a Certified Dammp-Chaser climate system installer, and a certified Piano Disc system installer. Cameron is also a Yamaha Authorized Keyboard Technician for digital keyboard repair. 

In addition to piano work, Cameron is a professional percussionist and educator, playing with many groups around the state of Alaska. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduated in 2008 from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a BA in Russian Language & International Studies. 

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David Chiu 

David, a classically trained pianist, was first introduced to piano technology at the age of 16. Fascinated by the depth of this field, he began pursuing piano technology through a series of intensive educational and training opportunities while still continuing his music degree as a piano major. Upon completing his Bachelors and Masters degree in music at the University of Alaska Anchorage, he soon became a full time piano technician .

 

David has most recently studied at Steinway factory’s Technical Academy in NY, National Conventions by the Piano Technician’s Guild, Piano Technicians Master Class, the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology and he has completed the Grand Action Regulation training from the Piano Technicians Guild. He has also been an instructor at the Anchorage Keyboard Teacher Association Conferences. He is passionate about what he does and loves to bring out the most of every piano he services.

 
 Alaska Piano Services Invests in training and investig in our community. Tristan Kamai is being trained with Alaska piano Services Inc. as a new Technician

Tristan Kamai 

Tristan Kamai is our newest Trainee! Tristan is a full time student at Anchorage Christian School and will be graduating in 2020. He is also a part time student at Grand Canyon University. He is working to earn his Piano Technician Certification and then off to college for his degree in Business Administration. 

Tristan also plays percussion as a volunteer for youth events in the community and for Refuge City Church in Anchorage. He is an awesome addition to our team and can be found shadowing one of our technicians and helping as part of our moving and crating crew. 

What is a Registered Piano Technician or RPT?

 

 

The field of Piano technology is an unregulated trade. Therefore the Piano Technicians Guild has set its own standards of quality for piano technicians. The Guild has two types of members: Registered Piano Technicians and Associates. Associate membership is open to anyone with a "professional or avocational interest in piano technology." On the other hand, the title of "Registered Piano Technician" must be earned by passing a series of examinations.

 

Here are our official descriptions of these categories :

 

A Registered Piano Technician (RPT) has passed a series of rigorous examinations on the maintenance, repair, and tuning of pianos.  Only RPTs are authorized by The Piano Technicians Guild to display the logo containing the words “Registered Piano Technician”.

 

An Associate is a member who has not passed the RPT examinations.  Associates may be studying piano technology and working toward RPT status, or may be piano retailers, rebuilders, refinishers or other specialists.” 

 

~Excerpts were taken from the official PTG website. Additional information can be seen at www.ptg.org

A Steinway & a Yeti

Concert Technician Dan McElrath and Moving professional flew a Steinway Grand Piano to the top of a mountain and placed in on a glacier.