Piano Tuning and Technical Services
Russell Sorensen – Steinway Piano Technician
Russell Sorensen is best known for his work as a concert technician. He specializes in the Steinway piano and regularly maintains as many as 75 Steinway 9’ concert grands in performance venues, universities, and homes around Utah. He is the head technician for the Utah Symphony. Russell also travels to California on a regular basis to help maintain the Steinway concert fleet in LA. Russell enjoys restoring vintage Steinways to like-new condition. Not many people know their way around inside a Steinway piano like he does. Russell is Steinway factory trained and the most prolific rebuilder of Steinway Pianos in the state of Utah. BMUS, Brigham Young University, Piano Performance.
Russell Sorensen 801 860-8354
Hyrum Weibell – Steinway Piano Technician
Hyrum has been working with Daynes Music Company since March of 2011. He holds both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in Vocal Performance. His technical training to work on pianos began with an apprenticeship and subsequent employment at BYU while still a student. Since that time he has completed all offered factory training courses from Steinway and Sons in Long Island City, New York. While Steinway is of course Hyrum’s favorite make of piano, the work of a piano technician requires a knowledge of many different types of pianos. He has also participated in manufacturer training from the Yamaha Corporation in Buena Park, California and a week-long rebuilding training from the Mason and Hamlin company.
Besides Daynes, Hyrum currently serves many clients including the Utah Symphony, International Gina Bachauer Competition and Utah State University. He also offers restringing and action rebuilding services. Hyrum is considered one of the best Steinway factory trained technicians.
Hyrum Weibell 801 916-0157
Phil Van Diggelen – Steinway Piano Technician
Phil has over 40 years of dedicated experience with his craft. He received his training at the C. F. Theodore Steinway Academy for Concert Technicians in Long Island City New York. With his technical skills of tuning, voicing and action regulation he is able to assist the performer to excel in their expression and artistry at the piano.
Phil has occupied the position of Concert Technician for many of the performing venues in Salt Lake City including: Temple Square, Capital Theater, Kingsbury Hall, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and the Utah Arts Festival. It has afforded him the association with extraordinary individuals and the privilege of working with such notables as:
Art Garfunkel, Faith Hill, Paul Cardall, Ballet West, George Winston, Philip Glass, B.B. King, Gina Bachauer Competition, Tim McGraw, Beach Boys, James Taylor, Tina Turner, Bryan Adams, John Denver, Utah Opera, Bryan Stokes Mitchell, Josh Groban, Utah Symphony, Crosby Still & Nash, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Willie Nelson, Donny Osmond, Natalie Marchant, Wanton Marsalis
Phil Van Diggelen 801 706-8144
Duncan Peterson – Steinway Piano Technician, Serving the Provo Area
Duncan Peterson has been servicing pianos since 2003, is a Registered Piano Technician and has enjoyed association with Daynes Music since 2013. He began playing the trumpet when he was 10 and the piano shortly thereafter, quickly finding a love for music. He holds a BA in Music from BYU where he studied Organ Performance, while also working as a pipe organ builder for 2 1/2 years at M.L. Bigelow & Co. Organs in American Fork. He has completed the Steinway factory training course in Regulation & Touch Control, and is on track to complete the other factory trainings in the near future.
In addition to Daynes, Duncan also services pianos for Brigham Young University, Murray School District, Salt Lake Community College, as well as many in-home clients throughout the Wasatch Front.”
Other Piano Technicians we use and recommend
Ron Jensen – Piano Technician
Ron was born and raised in the Salt Lake City area. He began playing the piano at an early age, starting formal lessons at the age of four. He enjoys all types of music, but especially loves to play and listen to Jazz. Ron has performed as a Jazz musician throughout the Western United states and is renowned for his unique arrangements. Ron has worked as a recommended technician for Daynes Music for more than 10 years. His clientele include UVU, USU, JAZZ SLC, Red Butte Gardens, Travis Air force Base, Capital Theater, Rose Wagner Theater and the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. Ron’s tuning career has extended over 30 years.
Ron Jensen – 801 891-5959
Stan Taylor – Piano Technician
St. George Utah
The best trained and most experienced piano technician servicing southern Utah. Stan is the technician of choice for DSU and nearly all performance venues in southern Utah. He is also the only technician endorsed by Daynes Music in the St George area. You will not find a more considerate and skilled technician to service your piano in the unique climate of Southern Utah. Stan is most notably known for his concert work with the “Piano Guys”.
Stan Taylor – 435 632-4260