We invite you to take a moment to meet our team - each of us is ready to serve your piano with the utmost care.
We are passionate craftspeople constantly working to expand and refine our skills - as our team members progress through the levels of our Training Program we offer their services at varied rates commensurate with their skills and experience.
After getting to know our team members below, visit our Services page and Calendar to view our current rates and availability.
We look forward to getting to know you and your piano!
Paul was born in Mainz, Germany and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He began studying classical piano at age 7. After attending school at University of Missouri – Kansas City and University of North Texas studying under jazz musicians Bobby Watson, Bram Wijnands, and Steffan Karlsson, Paul completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) degree from the University of Colorado - Boulder. During his time in Kansas City & Denver, Paul played with the El Mambo Latin jazz group, with several big bands and his own trio (www.paulshinntrio.com). Paul is also an accomplished solo pianist, having been chosen as a semifinalist to attend the 2010 Bösendorfer Solo Jazz Piano Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland as well as being a semifinalist in the 2016 UNISA International Jazz Piano Competition in South Africa.
Paul moved to New York in 2017 in order to experience the jazz scene here and meet as many musicians as possible. Having grown up with an Ampico player piano in his household, Paul's first exposure to piano music came at the age of 3 through watching the piano keys play themselves. It was this medium that not only ignited his passion for stride and swing piano music, but first sparked a fascination with the mechanical soul of the piano. Paul is eager to deepen his relationship with the instrument and gain a more thorough understanding of music in general.
When not playing or working on pianos, Paul enjoys playing tennis and reading.
Dave’s dad gave him his first piano lessons before he could walk, encouraging him early on to create his own variations of everything from “Ah! vous dirai-je Maman” to the “Moonlight Sonata,” and he’s been dedicated to making music ever since. While attending the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Performing Arts High School, Dave was honored with several DownBeat Student Music Awards for his jazz compositions and arrangements. Dave moved to New York to attend New York University, studying with Chris Potter, Stefon Harris, and Jean-Michel Pilc, and graduating with a B.M. in Jazz Piano Performance.
Dave has toured Russia, Italy, and the United States as a pianist and organist, and today you can find him performing original songs or collaborating with several Brooklyn bands. A recent obsession of his is programming and playing analog synthesizers, a craft requiring a certain sensitivity and an ear for nuance he applies to his piano tech work as well.
When giving his brain a break from B-flats and temperaments, Dave makes a serious NY-style pizza from scratch…or is grabbing a slice at Joe’s.
Jae was born and raised in historic Salem, Massachusetts. He grew up with a piano at home, taking his first lesson at the age of four. Fascinated by the instrument, Jae studied classical piano throughout his youth, participating in piano festivals, competitions and recitals. Upon receiving a B.A. in Philosophy and Piano Performance from Brandeis University, Jae moved to New York City to further pursue his studies. He received a M.M. in Piano Performance from Mannes College of Music and is now at Manhattan School of Music earning a Professional Studies Certificate in Piano Performance.
When Jae isn’t playing, teaching or working on a piano, he has a book in hand. He also serves as a volunteer artist and leader for Sing for Hope, an organization that brings music to under-resourced schools, hospitals and community centers across the five boroughs.
He can also do card tricks.
A lifelong piano lover with a knack for exploring how things work, Scott's ongoing obsession with the keyboard music of the great composers such as Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin sparked a fascination with piano technology. His enthusiasm for the instrument reached new heights after resonating with the quest for piano perfection recounted in Perri Knize's memoir Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey. Inspired by the passion of the legendary piano technicians described therein, Scott embarked on a rigorous regimen of self-directed piano technical training in 2014 and in 2016 earned the title of Registered Piano Technician (RPT) from the Piano Technicians Guild.
Scott is deeply motivated by a passion for bringing out the best every piano has to offer - he loves nothing more than to see a smile on the face of a satisfied client after a diligent session of piano work.
As our Institutional Service Specialist, Scott directs our team's service of the pianos of Brooklyn Music School.
Outside of working on pianos, Scott enjoys photography, running, and exploring New York City. Scott has a BS in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State University and has worked as a software developer for over 20 years.
Inspired by an unwavering commitment to making dreams reality, Isaac established Orpheus Piano Company to realize his vision of an ideal piano service and provide a vehicle for dedicated technicians to develop their craft together in harmony.
Hailing from a family of musicians, scientists and entrepreneurs, Isaac is grateful to serve in a capacity that weaves these threads together in a richly rewarding vocation. He has been fortunate enough to accrue extensive experience via years of servicing pianos throughout the five boroughs of New York City, serving in the Piano Technicians Guild, and receiving mentorship from a number of excellent piano technicians and inspiring human beings.
Isaac established himself in the field of piano technology over the course of four years of close personal mentorship with Piano Technician Dr. Eathan Janney, PhD, RPT in the Floating Piano Factory Apprenticeship Program, from which he was the first student to graduate with the official certification of Registered Piano Technician (RPT). This honor and certification is bestowed by the Piano Technician's Guild, a national organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards in piano technology. It is the only official certification available to a piano technician in the US, and is nationally recognized. There are fewer than 2,500 RPTs worldwide.
When not servicing pianos, Isaac further explores the musical universe via music composition and production, providing piano mentorship, and playing live piano/keyboards. Isaac is equal parts idealist and realist, enjoys the beauty and mystery of life, and loves spending quality time with family and friends. He is an Eagle Scout, serves on the board of the NYC Piano Technician's Guild, and holds a B.A. in Music Composition from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR.