Panos Piano Tech

Registered Piano Technician

(PTG)

North Bennet Street School

(Boston,USA)

High-quality piano tuning, voicing, and restoration for the discerning piano owner.

Panos is a Registered Piano Technician (RPT) in the Piano Technicians Guild, and a graduate of the North Bennet Street School Advanced Piano Technology program, and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a Masters in Music Technology from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Panos was born in Athens, Greece and started playing the piano at the age of 7. He enrolled Ilion Music High School, where he studied greek folk music, along with his classical piano studies at National Conservatory. He obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens. Later, he received Jazz piano and theory lessons at Nakas Conservatory.

His love for the instrument and mechanics was the reason he decided to attend North Bennet Street School’s 2-year Piano Technology course in Boston, MA USA where he graduated from in 2014, after receiving a scholarship. In the same year, he earned his Registered Piano Technician (RPT) certification from the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG) and gained a lot of experience both as a freelancer and a rebuilding shop technician.

Panos received training at the Mason&Hamlin piano factory and is a certified installer of Wessell Nickel & Gross action parts.

The RPT certification is awarded to technicians who have demonstrated a mastery of skills through written and performance exams encompassing aural tuning, grand and upright regulation, and general repair.

In 2018 he obtained his Masters Degree in Musicology with a focus on Music Technology from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. For his final thesis, he developed a program in Pure Data language that simulates the piano tuning process and helps with the ear training of the technician and the musician, combined with a custom made hardware controller. He received the 2019 PTG Foundation research grant.

In June of 2019 he studied Harpsichord Regulation and Maintenance under Allan Winkler.

He is a member of the BDK, the piano technicians’ association of Germany.

He currently lives in Athens, where he is running his own piano service business working with conservatories, piano dealers and recording studios. He is the piano and harpsichord technician of L.S.Parnassos since 2017.