Ron Falcone received training from two nationally known piano tuning schools in the mid-1980's, but was disappointed with the depth of training offered. Feeling that his education wasn't optimal and being a perfectionist by nature, Ron began studying every textbook and article available on the art of piano tuning and repair. He also viewed hours of 'video' tapes, and discussed many facets of piano technology with craftsmen that were affiliated with local piano organizations as well as those in the piano retail trades. This interest resulted in the copious writing of notes which would be written and re-written, and eventually undergo dozens of revisions based on Ron's accruing field experience. Eventually, the notes would become a framework from which THE PIANO TUNER'S SUPER HOME STUDY COURSE was born.
In 1987 Ron was hired as a senior staff piano technician with Westport-Fairfield Piano and Organ in CT, one of the largest piano retailers in New England. While at Westport, Ron serviced thousands of pianos, and also apprenticed with certified piano craftsmen, accumulating hundreds of hours of experience in all phases of tuning, repair and piano regulation. A few of Ron's clients included the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra, the Connecticut Piano Festival Competition, the New England Lyric Operetta Company; the Boston Stagecoach Players, the acclaimed Westport County Playhouse and the Van-Cliburn festival performing artists. The legendary singers Jerry Vale and Judy Collins, jazz-pianist Dave Brubeck and Moscow Conservatory recitalist Oxana Yablonskaya were among Ron's other clients.
In 1991, Ron moved his wife and their 2 children to Orlando, Florida where he was hired as an independent contractor for an established piano dealer. During this time, Ron's high-profile clients included Liza Minnelli, Dionne Warwick, John Denver, the Harlem Boys Choir, Wynton Marsalis, the Florida Symphony Orchestra, the Bob Carr Center for the Performing Arts, the National Broadway tours of A Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon; jazz vocalist Dianne Krall, Disney Television, Ed McMahon's Star Search, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Warner Brothers for the 1997 film Rosewood. (Ron was called in to repair broken hammers on a barely functional old upright piano that was used in the film). Additional clients in Florida included the Orange County Convention Center, Billboard Magazine's annual Music Awards, the Winter Park Arts Festival, Universal Studios Orlando and the Civic Theater of Central Florida where Ron served as chief tuner, technician and consultant for a decade.
In addition to his impressive credentials and knowledge of piano tuning and technology, Ron is also a professional writer and author. He has demonstrated a unique ability to grasp complex ideas and put them into easy-to-understand English - as attested to by his authorship of three mass-market, health/medicine books. These were written for such major publishers as Dell and Carol Publishing Group.
ABOUT RON FALCONE