Afinador/Técnico de Piano
Wichita, Kansas: Afinador/técnico de piano desde 2009 con The Piano Man.
Afinador/técnico de piano para Wichita State University, 2014-1015.
Mayo 2010 - Agosto 2011: Misionero del Templo de Guayaquil, Ecuador. Clases de piano, afinación de pianos, curso para capacitar afinadores
Gallup, Nuevo México: afinador/técnico de piano para el Gallup, NM Facilities Management Group and Gallup-McKinley County School District (about 70 tunings/year) 1998- 2008. También afinaciónes en hogares e instituciones (300+ per year)
Thatcher, AZ: afinador/técnico de piano para el Thatcher, AZ Preventive Maintenance Group (about 180 tunings/year) 1995-1997 (También 300+ afinaciónes en hogares e instituciones in SW Nuevo México and SE Arizona 1992-1997)
Albuquerque, Nuevo México: afinaciónes en hogares e instituciones 1985 - 2008
Silver City, NM: afinador/técnico de piano para Western New Mexico University (50 afinaciónes cada año) 1992 - 1997
Lubbock, TX: afinador para BODE Enterprises - taller, hogares, e instituciones 1985-1992 (25 afinaciones mensual, y también trabajo de taller (contacto: Bob Johnson, RPT, 18003 County Road 1640, Wolfforth, TX 79382, (806) 863-4812
Bloomfield, NM: afinador para dos tiendas en Farmington, NM, hogares e instituciones, etc. 1979-1995
Spokane, Washington. Afinador/técnico, Howard Piano Service, 100 pianos cada mes; 1978-1982; afinador/técnico para tiendas, hogares, e instituciones en el este de Washington
Tuner/technician, Squires, the Organ and Piano Center, Spokane, WA; tiempo completo, 1977-1978
Afinador, California, Venezuela, Utah, Maine, 1966-1977
Cémbalo. Curso en mantenimiento, afinación y regulación, Universidad de Nuevo México, 1983.
Presidente, Asociación Mundial de Luthiers desde 2013. Capacitación, Glosario Multilingüe, Reconocimiento de luthiers, Acreditación de cursos técnicos, Labor Humanitaria
Piano Technicians Guild (PTG Associate Member. Exams passed 1989: tuning, written. National Bylaws committee, 1993; Local Chapter monthly Journal Editor 1989-92, 2009-presente); state conference committee 1989, National newsletter committee, 1991; chapter president elect, 1991-92). Special training: PTG conferences 1988, 1989, 2009, 2014, 2015; Steinway factory orientation in action regulation, 1977.
Howard, Roy E.
"The Future of the Piano"
Howard Roy E. "Concerto for Piano Tuner and Orchestra"
Howard, Roy E. "How to Keep Your Upright Sounding Grand", Music Educators Journal, November, 1985, pp. 52-56.
Howard, Roy E. (Editor). Texas Piano Tech. Northwest Texas Chapter, Piano Technicians Guild, Lubbock, Texas. Editor, columnist, cartoonist, of monthly journal 1987- 90.
Howard, Roy E. "Piano Man", The Piano Quarterly. Various issues in 1989. (Instructional Cartoons).
Howard, Roy E. Piano History, Selection, and Care for the Musician, Teacher, Student. http://www.cantos.org/Piano/PianoHistory.html
Howard, Roy E. Editor, The Voicing Tool, Newsletter of the Wichita Chapter, Piano Techncians Guild. Index
Howard, Roy E. Director de la Conferencia 2015 en Ecuador.
Howard, Roy E. Director del Congreso Nacional para la restauración de instrumentos musicales patrimoniales.
Howard, Roy E. "Canal de YouTube"
Video: "A Demonstration of Vertical Action Regulation"
Howard, Roy E. "Music Lessons en Ecuador"
Howard, Roy E. "Pianos en Ecuador"
Howard, Roy E. "Bartolomeo Cristofori"
Howard, Roy E. "Afinar el Piano"
Director de WSU de Estudios de teclado
Universidad Estatal de Wichita
Wichita, KS 67260
June 8, 2015
To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing on behalf of the distinguished piano technician Roy E. Howard who has been the interim piano technician for the School of Music of Wichita State University from November 2014 to June 2015. Roy has been in charge of tunings, voicings and repairs for pianos in faculty studios, student practice rooms, classrooms, choral and orchestral rehearsal rooms, and two large concert halls. Many of his assignments of work have been in preparation for concerts, festivals, recitals and competitions. Artists have counted on him to prepare the pianos before high-intensity live concerts as well as the special demands brought by recording sessions. Additionally he has done the regular maintenance tunings demanded by daily student practice sessions and faculty teaching.
His work has been uniformly at a high level of expertise. Faculty and students have been unanimously positive about having their pianos worked on by Roy and it has been a pleasure and joy to work with him in arranging the schedule of assignments. His tunings have always been excellent and he has been diligent in seeing that things like broken strings and minor repairs are promptly and well taken care of.
In March WSU hosted the Naftzger Young Artist Auditions which draws a significant number of outstanding young artists from the surrounding states and is a major outreach sponsored by the Wichita Symphony. Roy’s duties were spread over four concert hall venues and included four Steinway concert grands in the concert halls and two additional Steinway grands used in the smaller rehearsal rooms. In speaking with orchestra administrators after the event I found them unanimous in their praise of his work.
In January, Steinway technician Peter Krauss, after examining one of the WSU concert grands, commented positively on the quality of workmanship the piano had received and enquired on the name of the technician – that technician was Roy Howard.
Again I must state what a pleasure it has been to work with Roy in setting up the assignment of work on the pianos at WSU. He is always punctual, very well organized, professional and gracious. Dedication to excellence in piano tuning, maintenance and repair are his ever-present goal. I recommend him to you without reservation.
WSU Director of Keyboard Studies
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS 67260