Michael is the creator and co-founder of Ravenscroft Pianos and in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Beginning his successful career as a high-end piano technician and rebuilder in 1976, Michael has worked 45 years as a concert technician, rebuilder, and service technician. He has served as a Technical Consultant for Renner, Fazioli, Yamaha, Steinway, and Baldwin.
Throughout his career Michael was Head Steinway Technician in San Francisco, National Technical Consultant for Yamaha USA, Head Technician for Arizona State University, and has been the House Concert Technician for several recording studios, performance halls, and symphony orchestras. Having a passion to continually improve his skills, he has had the opportunity to receive specialized Concert Tech Training in Sacile Italy with Fazioli as well as Concert & Artist and Disklavier training with Yamaha.
Michael is a long-standing member of the Piano Technicians Guild and was awarded the German Klavierbauer Certification in 2006 by the Bundt Deutscher Klavierbauer (BDK) organization. In addition to building the Ravenscroft Pianos, he is an international instructor and an instructor for the USA based Renner Academy.