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Phone: 813.234.1141

E-mail: Starr Taylor:

A full service provider, Starr Taylor offers fine aural tuning, voicing, custom action work, soundboard replacement, and quality rebuilding of Steinways, Mason & Hamlins, Baldwins, Chickerings, Knabes, and other fine instruments.

Pursuing excellence since 1985, Starr Taylor has attended Regional and National Piano Conventions and taken dozens of classes on all facets of piano technology. A firm believer in education, he's a certified and registered craftsman with the Piano Technicians Guild.

" I strive to remove the strident clang of brittleness that dominates the piano landscape of today. I believe the piano should have a human voice: one that is round, smooth, warm, and can be listened to for hours. "

" My goal is to give the musician a piano that offers a seamless and effortless vehicle with which to make beautiful music. I do this by offering a multi-faceted approach to piano care and rebuilding. This process includes the latest in soundboard technology with variable rib soundboards, differing woods for sound production, the best action protocols available, and a resilient piano hammer. "



Background & Training

Piano Tuning & Rebuilding since 1985
Journeyman Machinist 6 years
Piano Technicians Guild since 1988
Participated in extensive PTG seminars
All offices in local PTG Chapter, Past President
Technical Presentations for PTG Chapter

Technical Presentations for PTG Institute
Factory training for Steinway Dealer
Amateur guitarist 35 years
Toastmasters, Past President
2nd Degree Black Belt
Franklin Covey Seminars
Week intensive w/Master Piano Rebuilder Dale Erwin 2007, Modesto, CA

Andre' Oorebeek's voicing seminar 2008 Vancouver, BC

2009 Self-Employment in the Arts Conference,
University of Tampa, Guest Speaker

Week intensive w/Master Piano Rebuilder Dale Erwin 2009, Modesto, CA

Longman Musical Company; Zhuhai, China. Designed and taught team training program for soundboard installation on Steinway Model A Grand

February/March 2010
Longman Music Company; Zhuhai, China

2nd consultation. Soundboard installation:

4 Steinways and a Model V Bechstein, November 2010



PTG Regional Conferences, 2008 to Present

Co-Class Instructor With Ray Negron, President of the

Ronsen Piano Hammer Company 

Manufacturing & Voicing The Ronsen Piano Hammer



National PTG Institute 2019-2024

Class Instructor


Improving Upright Performance, 20 Tips


Improving Grand Performance, 20 tips


Installing a New Damper Back Action Kit

in a Less Than Perfect Vintage Grand Piano


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