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Chris Brown, RPT, the founder and owner of Concord Piano, has been working on pianos since 1977. After apprenticing with Tom Sheehan at Berklee College of Music and working in a Boston rebuilding shop, he received formal training in the two-year piano technology program at Boston's North Bennet Street School.

For 45 years now, Chris has persevered at the physical, philosophical, technical, and artistic challenges of pianos. Best voicing, for instance, depends on a careful preparation of friction, weight, geometry, balance, spacing, hammer-to-string fit, and tuning. How to best implement these parameters given the constraints of time and budget has been learned from the work itself and from the generosity of fellow technicians. 

As an expert in his field, Chris tries to continually grow. Developing the innovative Grandwork regulating tools and protocols has provided opportunities to learn from and help both colleagues and customers.