Craftsmen Level Technician
Steinway Concert & Artist Technician
Steinway Factory Trained (Level 4)
Hall Piano Company Family Member Since 1983
As a native of Pennsylvania, Matt moved to New Orleans in 1974. Legend has it that Matt was born with a tuning fork in hand and cried as a baby in the key of A. He began studying piano technology as a member of the U.S. Navy Band and became a craftsmen level technician in the late 1970’s.
Shortly after Hall Piano Company’s dealership appointment in 2004, Matt began attending the world renown C.F. Theodore Steinway Technical Academy in order to advance his already highly regarded skills. Matt completed his advanced factory technical studies at the Steinway Factory in 2007. Today, Matt stands as the only technician in Louisiana or Mississippi to have successfully completed all four course studies offered. His commitment to this continuing training ensures Hall Piano Company’s clients that their new Steinway piano will arrive to their home and be maintained to the highest level available anywhere in the world.
Hall Piano Company Restoration Shop Manager
Hall Piano Company Family Member Since 2001
Marko moved from Germany in 2001 after marrying a New Orleans native. Without any previous piano rebuilding experience, he accepted an opportunity to start working at Hall Piano Company that same year to provide for his new family. During the next year, Marko developed a love for working on pianos, and despite language barriers he became the shop manager in 2003. In 2004, he became an associate member of the Piano Technician’s Guild and is currently working towards becoming a registered piano technician.
Marko has a deep love for Jesus Christ and to his honor gives one hundred percent in his work efforts. “I am thankful to God for everything I achieved at Hall Piano Company.” Marko wants for each piano owner to take joy in his or her piano returned back from restoration or repair. “This is the highest reward for my efforts.”
Besides his work, he is a devoted husband to his wife Rebecca and “papa” of three children.