Why Choose Stowe Music?
When first starting piano lessons I wish I could say it was love at first sight ... but it wasn't. After three weeks, the novelty wore off and I begged my parents to let me quit. Thankfully, they didn't and that's why I am here today. I don't know where I'd be if my parents hadn't persevered for all those years, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be a piano technician!
I had the opportunity to graduate early and apprenticed under master-technician, Royden Wilkinson in New London, Connecticut. His love for music and his craft inspired me to follow in his footsteps. I've now been working with pianos for over a decade and never looked back.
As a member of the Piano Technicians Guild of America I continually seek to learn more about the art of piano rebuilding through seminars, intensive courses, and hands on training. Check out my photo galleries for pictures of my latest projects. There's always a piano in the shop being brought back to life!
In a world which values everything produced at "drive-through" speed, I strive to emphasize care and precision. In a culture that accepts cheap quality, I seek to emphasize craftsmanship, offering services and products of excellence.
Whether it be tuning your piano, teaching a music lesson, or rebuilding an heirloom instrument, I will always strive to provide quality service at reasonable rates ...
... and while we're at it, let's share some beautiful music together!
Garrett Stowe, MPT
Piano Technician - Concert Pianist - Music Instructor
Experience and Qualifications
- Certified Master Piano Technician
- Member of the Piano Technicians Guild
- Apprenticed under Master Technician, Royden Wilkinson
- Professional piano tuner; thousands of tunings for hundreds of clients
- Concert Pianist
- Certified by Piano Life Saver Systems
- Music director/pianist; Trinity Lutheran Church
- Published author of, Steppin’ Time; A Journey Through Music History
- Music instructor for Athenaeum Girls’ School (2013-2014)
- Piano/Theory Instructor at Concordia Arts Academy; (2015-2016)
To live content with small means.
To seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion.
To be worthy not respectable,
and wealthy not rich.
To study hard, think quietly, talk gently,
act frankly, to listen to stars, birds, babes,
and sages with open heart,
to bear all cheerfully,
do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.
In a word, to let the spiritual,
unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common.
This is to be my symphony.