"Spencer Williams has done an excellent job in tuning my pianos. He is a skilled piano technician who's 'Old School Craftsmanship' is methodically and lovingly given to every detail of the instrument. Spencer is one of those very special tuners who can make a piano sound and play as beautifully as possible."
-Dennis Edwards, International Steinway Artist
Spencer began his career as a long term apprentice to Steve Brady in Seattle, WA. Steve's writing and teaching inspired him to pursue challenging and inspiring work in the field of Piano Technology. In under two years he earned the distinction of Registered Piano Technician (RPT) by passing a series of rigorous examinations with the Piano Technicians Guild. In 2015 and 2016, he attended the C.F. Theodore Steinway Academy conducted at the Steinway & Sons Factory, Long Island City, New York. In 2017, he completed the Grand Piano Action Master Course conducted at the world-renowned Renner Academy, a division of the Louis Renner Company in Germany and Renner USA, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Spencer has continued his pursuit of high-level concert work as a Concert Piano Technician at the elite Aspen Music Festival And School, where he has the opportunity to work with some of the world’s greatest performers and most promising young musicians.
Spencer now lives and works in Portland, Oregon, and enjoys servicing pianos of all kinds, all across the Pacific Northwest.
People and venues who have used pianos under his care include:
- Oregon Symphony Orchestra
- Oregon Ballet
- Portland Opera
- KQAC: All Classical Portland
- Aspen Music Festival and School
- Sitka Summer Music Festival
- Yale School of Music
- Pearl Jam
- Seattle Opera
- Awadagin Pratt
- Natasha Paremski