Joe began his apprenticeship under his grandfather Allen "Smokey" Burd in Jefferson City, MO when he was just a boy. At age 18, he started full-time in the profession and has enjoyed 33 years as a piano tuner. He has a wide range of experience, including having been on staff at Truman State University, a tech for two different Steinway dealers, and as the tech for the largest music store in Norway. His passion for continuous education combined with his vast experience has earned him the recognition and title of Master Piano Technician.
Joe combines a lifetime of artisanal training with the latest technologies. If you want a professional service that goes beyond the routine tuning, let Joe show you just how good your piano can sound.
Joe is a lifelong musician and has performed in numerous groups - as a trumpet player with the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, as a bass player in a hard rock band, and on keys in an experimental group. He is a past Cubmaster, Civil Air Patrol volunteer, and holds an Extra Class Amateur Radio Operator's License.