Self-portrait

About the Owner

Utilizing old-world craftsmanship and technique to meet the demands of modern musicians, Joe Smith offers a renewed perspective within the musical instrument repair community. As a life-long musician turned repair technician, Joe is able to find harmony between the function and musical demands of an instrument.

Joe Smith earned a Bachelors degree in Music from the University of Iowa, where he studied trumpet with Dr. Amy Schendel. Joe studied aural piano tuning with Randy Karasik in Denver, and has apprenticed in piano service, regulation, and player piano service with Dan Holstein. Joe Smith is an Associate Member of the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG).

In addition to piano service, Joe Smith maintains a busy schedule as a touring musician. Joe is the bandleader and manager for Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles, a small group vintage jazz band that regularly tours the country playing festivals, clubs, and dances.