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Bill Davis CV | The Piano Place

George W.R. (Bill) Davis, RPT

George W.R. (Bill) Davis, RPT
The Piano Place GA
2315 Rocky Mountain Rd NE
Marietta GA 30066
(770) 778-6881
www.pianoplace.net
bill@pianoplace.net

Objective

To be the preferred choice of discerning individuals, musicians, teachers and institutions seeking professional quality piano service and repair in the immediate vicinity of Cobb County and North Metro Atlanta, Georgia.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Registered Piano Technician, The Piano Technicians Guild
  • Extensive experience since 1977 in Piano Tuning, Service, and Repair
  • Actively supports local businesses, the community, and the Arts
  • Dedicated, supportive, loyal, honest, patient, caring, and self-motivated team player

Experience and Accomplishments

  • South East Region Vice President and National Board of Directors member -The Piano Technicians Guild – 2015 – – Present
  • President – Atlanta Chapter Piano Technicians Guild  2017 — Present
  • Vice President – Programs: Atlanta Chapter Piano Technicians Guild 2015 – 2017
  • Frequent and diligent participation and instructor for Local, Regional, and National Piano Technicians Guild Conventions and Institute classes.
  • President of the Texas State Association / Piano Technicians Guild – January 2006 to 2008
  • South Central Region Vice President (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX, Mexico – east of Sonora) and National Board of Directors member- The Piano Technicians Guild (2003-2005)
  • Registered Piano Technician member of The Piano Technicians Guild. (One of less than 2300 in the US)
  • Provides Historically Correct tuning temperaments to individuals wishing to match the color and sound of their music to their instruments capabilities (Kirnberger, Meantone, Prinz, Vallotti, Werckmeister, Young, Victorian, as well as equal temperament)
  • Active member – Atlanta Chapter of The Piano Technicians Guild
  • Over 15 years experience as a piano technician with The United States Air Force Band in Washington DC. — Serviced rehearsal and concert instruments including performance by Victor Borge at DAR Constitution Hall
  • Graduate of Yamaha Piano’s Little Red Schoolhouse advanced training program for piano service and regulation. (8 students per class. Highly selective. Recommendation required. 8 classes per year)
  • Technician for Sam Houston State University Music Department (2000-2003)
  • Technician for Forshey Piano Co, Clear Lake City, TX warranty service (1997-2008)
  • Technician for Holze Music Company, Waco, TX (1996-2008)
  • Technician for Keyboards of Texas, Temple, TX (1998-2001)
  • Technician for Brazos Valley Music Teachers Association Grand Concert – 10 pianos tuned together for simultaneous performance
  • Technician for Brazos Valley Chorale (1996-2008)
  • Technician for the Barbarosa Chamber Singers, Kaiserslautern, Germany (1994-1996)
  • Preferred Technician in the Kaiserslautern Military District (an American Community of 50,000) while stationed in Germany

Business and Community

  • Board Member – City of College Station Parks and Recreation committee (1999-2003)
  • Planning and Zoning Commissioner – City of College Station (2003-2008)
  • Past President College Station Kiwanis Club
  • Member of Brazos Valley Chorale since 1996 (Board Member 1997-2001)
  • Supports the local arts through participation, fund-raising, advertising and service

Education and Training

  • Registered Piano Technician, The Piano Technicians Guild (Requires comprehensive and exhaustive examinations)
  • Graduate of Yamaha Piano’s Little Red Schoolhouse advanced training program for piano service and regulation. (8 students per class. Highly selective. Recommendation required. 8 classes per year)
  • Continuing education classes at numerous The Piano Technicians Guild International Institutes from 1977 to present. Uninterrupted attendance from 1997 to present
  • Masters in General Administration. MIS. University of Maryland University College, 1995
  • Total Quality Management. 3M Corporation administrator and instructor training
  • Evaluating and Reporting on Internal Control Systems. Graduate School, USDA
  • Studied under Charles Fry, RPT former President, Texas State Association, The Piano Technicians Guild; former Certified Tuning Examiner, The Piano Technicians Guild.
  • Studied under Marshall Hawkins, RPT Past President of The Piano Technicians Guild
  • Studied with Wendall Eaton, RPT Past President of The Piano Technicians Guild
  • Joined The Piano Technicians Guild in 1977 as a Student/Apprentice
  • Advanced Leadership and Management training. Maxwell AFB AL
  • Bachelors of Music. University of Florida

Work History

2009-                 DBA The Piano Place (GA) Cobb County Georgia
1996-2008         DBA The Piano Place (TX) , Brazos County TX

1970-1996         United States Air Force
1994-1996         Manager. USAFE Band. Einsiedlerhof AS Germany.
1992-1994         Superintendent. The USAF Band. Washington DC
1986-1992         Personnel Specialist. The USAF Band. Washington DC

1979-1986         Marketing/Scheduling Specialist. The USAF Band. Washington DC
1970-1979         Principal Bassoonist in the 589th, 752nd, and 505th Air Force Bands

1969-1970         President, University of Florida Gator Band