ESTABLISHING A TRUSTING RELATIONSHIP WITH CLIENTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF SERVICING AND SELLING PIANOS, PIPE ORGANS OR HARPSICHORDS
Qualified by education, international studies and broad-based experience in piano sales, sales management, purchasing, instrument service and artistic counsel. Experience in piano and and pipe organ accompaniment, performance, education and composition. Owner of reputable piano, pipe organ and harpsichord service and retail business. Cultivated and maintained constructive and harmonious relationships with private and commercial clients, manufacturers and their representatives as well as with music and music supporting organizations, the general public and the media.
Native language German, fluent in English, familiar with Latin, Italian, French and Russian.
- Independent piano, pipe organ, harpsichord technician/tuner 1982 - present
- Sales manager / store technician with Burgett Pianos, Inc., Sacramento, CA 1990 -1991
- Business owner of Ars Clavis Instruments 1990 - 1997
- Business owner of All About Pianos 1997 - present
- Board of Directors "Gallatin Chamber Orchestra" 1995 - present
HOBBIES: Mountaineering, Photography, Philosophy, Soccer, European History and Culture, Travel.
- Business management seminars with University of Tubingen, Germany 1983 - 1986
- Sales training by Baldwin / Young Chang 1990 - 1991
- Seminars for effective marketing, communication, executive skills 1990 - present
- Federal Institute for Music Instrument Builders, Ludwigsburg, Germany 1977 - 1981
- Advanced education in piano servicing with Robert Magee, Kirk Burgett, CTE 1990 - 1991
- Certified as Piano Disc Technician with Burgett, Inc. May 1994
- Craftsman Member GdO since 1977, Assoc. Member Piano Technicians Guild since 1989
- Lessons and performances with pipe organ, piano, cello and accordeon
- Graduate of Kirchenmusikschule Rottenburg, Germany 1982 - 1986 (Private College for Sacred Music)
- Major: pipe organ, choir and conducting
- Minor: piano, composition, voice and music history
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