Piano Technicians Masterclasses

 Advanced: Topics that will enrich your craft.
 High Quality: High quality audio and video.
 Dynamic Instructors: The best of the best.


Founded in 2017 , The Piano Technicians Masterclasses are a new series of advanced, high quality, in-depth, interactive training seminars offered to the discerning piano technician. 


If you are a piano technician who's obsessed with quality. If you're constantly looking for ways to improve. If you just can't get to every guild meeting or every piano industry convention, but you're determined to learn advanced skills and offer the highest quality of service to your clients... Then PTM is for you.


If you are leaving money on the table because you want to offer more to your clients but not before you know exactly how to do things right. If you want your clients to love you and to feel that you are offering them the very best... Then PTM is for you.


Each unique 2-hour lecture is hosted by a recognized expert in the piano industry, who is not only experienced in practice but who is also a dynamic and successful educator. 


Global Access

Our mission is to offer access to each new, innovative lecture, to qualified technicians regardless of their location on the globe. 

Lecture participants have the opportunity to form globe spanning relationships with other technicians who care about advancing the piano Industry. 

Eathan Janney (right) talks with piano designer, Del Fandrich (left) before a masterclass from his home workshop in Olympia, Washington.

PTM Founder

CEO Eathan Janney

Eathan Janney is a pianist and piano tuner, as well as an entrepreneur and scientist. He has enjoyed delving into many realms his his career and life but Piano Technicians Masterclasses has proven to be a special project that allows Eathan to implement so many of unique strengths. 



Eathan has always had an overlapping relationships with arts, science, tech and business. He started college as a physics major but then changed directions in order to get a bachelor's degree in Jazz Piano Performance. Aside from one class he took on Java programming, Eathan's undergraduate studies focused almost entirely on music. 


After leaving college he picked up piano tuning as a way to make some extra money but discovered he had a unique talent worth developing. Between then and now he's tuned some pianos, made some music, got a PhD in biology, started an apprenticeship program for piano technicians in New York City, and spent a year and a half living in Peru. (Trust us, we know that all may not seem to fit together. Little do you know, we've left out a lot of the story that would have made it even more confusing. Moving on... )

It was after his PhD and while living in Peru that Eathan sought to explore entrepreneurship further. He tried to succeed with many things, from expanding his existing business for apprentice piano technicians to selling a CRM software solution he had built for his own piano tuning business with other piano technicians. None of that really took off but about two years ago Piano Technicians Masterclasses got some traction and it's taken off from there.

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Members of the team

Meet the people behind the scenes assisting with the running of PTM

Project Manager, Sales & Finances

Tal Zakuta

Tal, based in London, UK primarily leads the globally distributed team as project manager, while also helping with sales and financial management.


In his free time Tal likes to play football (a.k.a. soccer in the US), travel and reading books.

Web Design, Sales and Budgeting

Mikolaj Staniul

Mikolaj, based in Gdynia, Poland, develops and maintains the website and course site. He assists with sales and budgeting.


When not working, Mikolaj is a keen fan of sailing.

Web Design and Sales

Ian Thomason

Ian, based in Oxford, UK is primarily focusing on development and maintenance of the website and course site. He assists with sales and marketing.


Outside of work, Ian likes to travel and learn languages. 

Admin, Marketing and Customer Services

Pooja Gawade

Pooja, based in Mumbai, India takes care of administrative tasks and assists with customer support marketing.


In her spare time, Pooja is either working on her book, reading a classic or writing songs

Production Assistant, Podcast Editor

Daniel DiMaggio


Daniel has been assisting with Piano Tech Radio Hour since its inception. He's a Piano Technician with Floating Piano Factory. He is very passionate about his music, composing music and playing several instruments in his free time alongside studying traditional British folk music. 

Production Assistant, Podcast Editor


Sarah launched her career as a Piano Tech with a bang joining the team producing Piano Tech Radio Hour and the team of techs at Floating Piano Factory concurrently. She is an up-and-coming jazz saxophonist in New York City and is a recent graduate of the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz within the University of Hartford. She also plays soprano sax and flute, and practices piano and drums in her spare time.

Production Assistant, Podcast Editor

Patrick Carr

Patric is also a founding assistant on Piano Tech Radio Hour. He's started his carrer as a piano tech at Berkelee  one of the FPF Podcast Editing and Production Assistants. He is very passionate with his Pianos being a piano teacher, piano professional player and now a piano technician. Aside from his Pianos, he is a fan of skateboarding around NYC.


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Our Previous Team

Meet those who have helped get the company successful over the years


Andrew Perry

He helped establish and launch the company, assisting with production, technology, marketing and in true founder's form, pretty much anything that was required.


He left his cushy career which covered training curriculum development for the U.S.Department of State and Project Management in the Health Care industry, to pursue entrepreneurship.


He's currently founding and developing another education startup.

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