JIM FARISS, RPT
Hello, I'm Jim Fariss, RPT. I'm a Registered Piano Technician by the Piano Technicians Guild. My interest in piano work started with the desire to play the piano as an adult and began with an electronic keyboard along with some self study books. After about a year, I was comfortably reading sheet music (easy piano, thank you) and felt the time was right to start practicing on a real piano. I purchased a rebuilt 5’ 3” Yamaha baby grand and what a world of difference that made in my enjoyment of both learning and playing the piano.
Living in Central Australia at the time, there were no piano tuners in the area and had to wait for the visiting tuner. He recommended having the piano “regulated” and installing a Dampp-Chaser system due to the dry desert climate. I didn’t know what regulation was but after he did that the piano sounded wonderful and I really enjoyed the touch of the keys.