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.
We look forward to getting to know you and your piano!
New York Field Service Team
Born in the mountains of Colorado, Tracy discovered early on that the joy of peeking inside a piano went beyond its initial utility as a practice break. Fascinated by sounds and the mechanisms that turn them into music, she enthusiastically tinkered with a bevy of instruments, eventually catching the early music bug while studying vocal performance at Catholic University.
She subsequently received an M.M. in Early Music from the Longy School of Music and a D.M.A. in Historical Performance Practice from Case Western Reserve University, where she studied with historical tuning expert, Ross Duffin. Tracy brings a genuine curiosity and delighted devotion to each of the instruments that come into her care.
In addition to her Apprenticeship with Orpheus, Tracy is a co-founder of the medieval band, Alkemie, with whom she sings and plays harp, symphonia, and percussion, and staff/faculty with the Amherst Early Music Festival. She is also on the advisory board of S’Cool Sounds, an international musical training organization for children who lack access to arts education and a member of the New York Mycological Society.
Joey Fishman, a Chicago native, learned to play piano from blues legend, Erwin Helfer. He landed in New York to pursue a career in documentary filmmaking and take his honky tonk piano to a new audience. After a few years as a celebrity genealogist on the PBS series, Finding Your Roots and a few more years running a production studio, his attention turned towards music.
He caught the bug for piano technology when both a Wurlitzer and Rhodes electro-acoustic piano fell into his lap - both in dire need of restoration. A number of felts, tines, grommets, screws, damper levers, and amps later, the pianos had a proper growl and he extended his tinkering desires towards acoustic pianos.
Joey currently gigs throughout New York in the country outfit New Rose as well as the experimental jazz duo, Destiny. He has sought out pianos around the world, from the donkey uprights of Bolivia to the grands decorating Alaskan hotels.
Perhaps to the detriment of his F# altered scale lines, he enjoys rock climbing in his free time as well as brewing various bubbly fermented concoctions.
Tucson Field Service Team
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 was fortunate 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. Currently, Isaac divides his time between our Tucson and Brooklyn operations, servicing pianos in both locations and offering a mix of remote and on-site training to our team members.
Isaac established himself in the field of piano technology over the course of four years of 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, and holds a B.A. in Music Composition from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR.
Technical Development Consultant
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.
Dave developed into a fine piano tuner and earned glowing reviews as a field technician with Orpheus Piano Co. before pivoting in 2018 to narrow his focus to software development. He continues to study piano technology in his spare time outside of building custom software and data management tools. He continues to serve with OPC as a technical specialist, where his expertise in web design, coding, and software development channels his passion for music and pianos into creative technical solutions to facilitate our mission of doing the most good for the most pianos and the craftspeople who care for them.
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.
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 team's second RPT with a wealth of experience, Scott, a natural mentor, focuses on hands-on training with our Junior Technicians, and occasionally performs field service upon special request as he has limited time outside of his piano tech work at Juilliard.
Outside of working on pianos, Scott serves on the board of the NYC Piano Technician's Guild 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.