Steve Brady joined the Piano Technicians Guild in 1973. After completing piano technology training, he became a Registered Piano Technician and began his career as a piano technician in the Phoenix area. He later moved and became the head piano technician at a major university. While there, in addition to tuning for nearly 5,000 concerts, he also completed both Bachelor and Master of Arts Degrees in Music.
His service to the Piano Technicians Guild is noteworthy. He has served as President of two of the local chapters in which he resided, has been President of his Regional Conference, and a PTG Regional Vice President. He served as a member of the Institute Committee for three years, one of which he was the Institute Director for the Annual Convention.
He is a master teacher, and his classes are always in high demand at our Regional and Annual Conventions. He has perpetuated our craft by mentoring and training a number of piano technicians over the past 30 years, 19 of which have become RPTs. Most recently, he served five years as head piano technician for the Aspen Music Festival & School.
Steve is a gifted author. The Piano Technicians Guild published his first book, A Piano Technicians Guide to Field Repairs, in 1999. The second edition appeared in 2008. Portions of his Masters thesis on Brahms pianos and piano music have appeared in three different publications. He has also published articles in Piano & Keyboard magazine. His latest work, Under the Lid: The Art & Craft of the Concert Piano Technician was published in 2008.
He received his piano technology training at Brigham Young University. He was the Editor of the Piano Technicians Journal from 1995 to 2000. He was awarded the Member of Note in 1996. He was inducted into the PTG Hall of Fame in 2012.