Who I Am

Wesley tuning Steinway. Wesley Williams, owner of Stellar Piano Service located in Southern California, is a full service Piano Technician who has training in tuning, action regulation, voicing, and repair work. He is a graduate from the North Bennet Street School of Piano Technology class of 2023. Besides attending the predominant training school in North America, Wesley has received the title of Registered Piano Technician (RPT) certifying that he has passed all exams of and is a member in good standing of the national Piano Technicians Guild Inc. (PTG). Wesley has studied and continues to have interest in the craft extensively and has worked on knowledge of many different brands of instruments. Among them: Steinway, Yamaha, C. Bechstein, and Mason & Hamelin, Kawai, and many more.

History in the Craft

wesley with NBSS sign Wesley began his journey in the piano technician’s trade around the age of 16. Upon meeting a technician in the practice rooms at Pierce College in Southern California’s the San Fernando Valley. He then took steps towards joining the PTG. Once he became a member he received basic training from many technicians and received mentorship from two greats in the Los Angeles area: the late Isaac Sadigursky RPT, owner of Isaac’s Piano Service and Alan Eder, Head Piano Technician of the California Institute of the Arts. After spending much of a year training under these mentors Wesley then left for Boston, Massachusetts to pursue full certification at the North Bennet Street School in Piano of Technology.

Continued Training

Wesley with action At the North Bennet Street School of Piano Technology, Wesley received extensive instruction in all facets of piano maintenance and repair. In the first year of the program he learned Aural & Electronic tuning, Action Regulation, Instrument evaluations and many different repair methods, under the careful tutelage of their instructors and eventually received the Piano Technicians’ Guild certification known as “Registered Piano Technician” or RPT. In the second year program he worked with a team of his peers to gain skills as a piano rebuilder by completely rebuilding 3 different grand pianos. In addition, he worked as an apprentice under the head technician of Boston University’s school of music, where he tuned, repaired, and regulated many pianos of the university’s vast fleet of instruments to an exacting standard.