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Clientele - Past and Present

For over 30 years as a technician in Los Angeles, I have helped literally thousands of clients from all walks of life (from the L.A. Mission to the World's Richest Man), with their piano needs and musical aspirations. My business is primarily based on personal referrals and I am proud of the trust that I've earned.

I have worked on over 25,000 pianos (without exaggerating), and the following client list is a testament to my years of professionalism. It includes a few different occupational fields and represents just a very small portion of my past and present clientele.

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Here is a little Piano Trivia

In 1932 what famous short movie

involving piano was filmed on these

steps in Silver Lake, Los Angeles?

        Answer - see the bottom of the page

* Indicates clients that have purchased pianos from me (and how many pianos) 

In the past, for a few clients I found them pianos through my Piano Finder Service

Celebrities
  • Pierce Brosnan

  • Russell Crowe 

  • Tim Allen (also installed PNOmation system) *

  • Glen Ford

  • Vince Vaughn *

  • Meg Ryan

  • Gwyneth Paltrow

  • Dakota Johnson

  • Melanie Griffith (through Chris Martin) *

  • Anna Faris & Chris Pratt *

  • Kaley Cuoco *

  • Sir Ben Kingsley

  • Jeff Dunham *

  • Sacha Baron Cohen *

  • Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino*

  • Courteney Cox & David Arquette

  • Kim Kardashian

  • Lisa Kudrow

  • Reese Witherspoon (requested)

  • Christina Applegate *

  • Jamie Foxx

  • Timothy Olyphant *

  • Vin Scully (sportscaster)

  • Pat O'Brien *

  • Mel Brooks

  • John McGinley *

  • James Worthy

  • Tommy & Shelby Chong

  • Vanna White

  • Darren Criss *

  • Stephen Dorff

  • Jami Gertz (also installed PNOmation system) *

  • Tracey Ullman

  • Peter Horton *

  • Kevin Pollak & Lucy Webb

  • Michael Weatherly

  • Karen Gillan *

  • Trevor Hoffman (baseball pitcher) *

  • Marilu Henner

  • Vanessa Hudgens *

  • John Schneider

  • Adam Nimoy & Terry Farrell *

  • Ashley Tisdale & Chris French *

  • Peggy Lipton

  • Dean Cain

  • Dermot Mulroney *

  • Tobin Bell *

  • Armand Assante

  • Lou Diamond Phillips

  • Alexandra Daddario *

  • Sterling "Steelo" Brim *

  • JoBeth Williams

  • Paul Wesley *

  • Stefanie Powers

  • Fred Savage *

  • Deborah Rennard

  • Steve Railsback *

  • Simon Baker & Rebecca Rigg

  • Michael Dorn (requested)

  • Eliza Dushku

  • Ryan Eggold *

  • lone Skye

  • Tim Daly & Amy Van Nostrand

  • Rodney & Holly Robinson Peete

  • Denis Watson (professional golfer)

  • Tracey Gold

  • Steve Zissis *

  • Michael Damian & Janeen Best

  • Anne Jeffreys & Robert Sterling

  • Hal Holbrook (requested)

  • Rue McClanahan

  • Adam Conover *

  • Peter MacNicol

  • Robert & Rosemarie Bowe Stack

  • Matthew Glave & Anita Barone *

  • Doris Roberts

  • Hannah James *

  • Susan Silo

  • Tom Bosley (requested)

  • Tatiana von Furstenberg

  • Pamela Bowen

  • Victoria Foyt

  • Shelly Hack

  • Willie Davis (football player)

  • Ruth Buzzi

  • Karen Witter Lorre

  • Cathy Worthington

  • Eileen Davidson & Vincent Van Patten

  • Rebecca Schull

  • Olivia Hussey

  • Chad Everett

  • Sherman Howard & Donna Bullock

  • Marianne Muellerleile

  • Michael Bryan French

  • Lilyan Chauvin

  • Robyn Lively

  • Mark Landon

  • John Vause - CNN anchor *

  • Katy Eischen (actress, stunts) *

  • Martin Lewis (humorist)

  • Zabzi - (abstract impressionist artist) *

  • Thierry Guetta (aka Mr. Brainwash - street artist) *

Singers/Musicians
  • Sir Rod Stewart *

  • Little Richard (studio)

  • Josh Groban (supplied all the pianos for his 'Higher Window' music video)

  • Adele *

  • Prince

  • Dean DeLeo - Stone Temple Pilots *

  • Barry Manilow 

  • Chris Martin ***

  • David Foster (at Rod Stewart's home)

  • Ozzy (and Sharon Osbourne)

  • Keith Emerson - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

  • Simon Phillips - Toto *

  • Stevie Wonder (through CenterStaging, touring piano)

  • Justin Timberlake

  • Dan Reynolds - Imagine Dragons *

  • Kanye West

  • Sam Smith (housewarming gift from Jimmy Napes) *

  • Janet Jackson

  • Nick Cave *

  • Andy Summers - The Police

  • Marc Bonilla (Hammond C3 & Leslie) *

  • Van Morrison

  • Martyn LeNoble *

  • Rami Jaffee - Foo Fighters (studio) 

  • Tommy Shaw - Styx

  • Flea (and Frankie Rayder) ****

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers (touring piano) *

  • John Frusciante *

  • Josh Klinghoffer *

  • Thom Yorke - Atoms For Peace

  • Paul S. Denman - Sade

  • Melissa Etheridge

  • Michael Bolton

  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (touring piano) *

  • John Fogerty (studio)

  • Pat Boone (requested)

  • Yoko Ono 

  • Ben Lee

  • Kate Nash *

  • Charlie Winston (studio)

  • Alan White - Yes

  • Wes Borland - Limp Bizkit

  • Rai Thistlethwayte *

  • Brooke Fraser (aka Brooke Ligertwood) *

  • Danny Lohner (aka Renholder) - Nine Inch Nails

  • Robert Schwartzman - Rooney *

  • Jon Brion (partial restoration Mini Piano)

  • Nate Walcott - touring keyboardist, RHCP *

  • Ximena Sarinana *

  • Mick Taylor - Rolling Stones

  • Jack Hues - Wang Chung

  • Tommy King

  • Kait Dunton *

  • Kim Gardner

  • Sean Hurley *

  • Andrew McMahon - Jack's Mannequin

  • Doc Severinsen

  • Nils

  • Alex Machacek & Sumitra *

  • Al Di Meola (studio)

  • Doug Webb

  • Davy Nathan *

  • Austin Brown

  • Larry Carlton (studio)

  • Sara Gazarek *

  • Charo

  • Anthony Newman

  • Vincent Jones - touring keyboardist, Sarah McLachlan, Alanis Morissette *

  • Boom Town Rats

  • Natalise *

  • Michel Polnareff

  • Juan J. Colomer - composer/orchestrator, Plácido Domingo, The Three Tenors *

  • Greg Price - live sound engineer, Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen, Steely Dan *

  • Pierre de Beauport

  • Clayton Janes - live sound engineer, Usher, Ozzy Osbourne, Seal *

  • Jai Winding

  • Sarah Kelly

  • Deborah Holland - Animal Logic

  • Norda Mullen - Moody Blues

  • Greg Jasperse *

  • Mark Koval

  • David Ezrin

  • Oren Lavie *

  • Rachel Sweet *

  • Hadda Brooks

  • Harry Fields

  • Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra

  • George Sterne & Nicole Baker - L.A. Master Chorale

  • Christopher Atzinger, Ph.D. *

  • Boyde Hood - L.A. Phil *

  • Demetra George

  • Lyle "Spud" Murphy

  • Marty and Elayne Roberts

  • Jim Caruso's cast party

  • Richard Marx's birthday bash

  • Mark Hiskey, Pres. ILIO Entertainments

  • Ignacio Longo, V. Pres. Spectrasonics, sound designer *

Celebrities
Singers/Musicians
Directors/Producers/Writers

Record Producers/Songwriters

  • Rick Rubin - legendary record producer, co-founder of Def Jam recordings *

  • Bob Clearmountain - legendary record producer *

  • Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins - super producer, songwriter **

  • Garret "Jacknife" Lee - music producer, musician *

  • Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) - producer, songwriter, Gnarls Barkley **

  • Lou Adler - record producer, co-owner of the Roxy Theatre *

  • Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber

  • Tom Hull (aka Kid Harpoon) - songwriter, producer **

  • John Hill - record producer, songwriter **

  • Holly Knight - songwriter

  • Joel Little - songwriter, producer **

  • Jimmy Napes - songwriter, producer (housewarming gift for Sam Smith) *

  • Tony Berg - music producer (rented pianos for recording sessions)

  • Nolan Lambrosa (aka Sir Nolan) - record producer, songwriter **

  • Lester Mendez - record producer, songwriter *

  • Sylvia Massy - record producer

  • Matt Wallace - record producer

  • Jamie Candiloro - music producer **

  • Sammy Witte - music producer *

  • Bruce Robb - musician, recording engineer, founder of Cherokee Studios

  • Elton Ahi - sound engineering, owner Rusk Studios

  • Ryan Ulyate - music producer, recording engineer *

  • Walter Afanasieff - songwriter, producer

  • Matthew Gerrard - songwriter, producer *

  • Doug Besterman - musician, orchestrator, music producer

  • Ryan Hewitt - music producer, recording engineer

  • Ran Pink - music producer *

  • James Blake (studio)

  • Sarah Aarons - songwriter *

  • Steve Dorff - songwriter

  • Scott Ligertwood - songwriter *

  • Ralph Siegel

  • Lew Spence

  • Steven Saltzman - music editor

  • Kevin McKeever - music editor *

  • Bill Bernstein - music editor

Concerts/Shows
  • Zumanity, Cirque du Soleil at New York-New York (Las Vegas)

  • The Recording Academy

  • The GRAMMY Museum sound stage

  • Radio City Prod. Rockettes - Christmas Spectacular, Los Angeles (1999 & 2000)

  • Songwriters Hall of Fame - Hal David, Lamont Dozier, Mac Davis, Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson, Paul Williams, Jimmy Webb, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil.

  • Vanity Fair Oscar Party (5 years 2009 to 2013)

  • U.C.L.A. - Pauley Pavilion

  • Clear Channel - L.A. Live

  • Hollywood Bowl

  • The Roxy Theatre

  • Saban Theatre

  • Jerry Lee Lewis

  • Dr. John

  • Coldplay

  • John Mayall

  • Annie Lennox

  • LP 

  • Henry Butler

  • Natalie Cole

  • Harry Styles

  • Rufus Wainwright

  • Stevie Nicks

  • Jennifer Hudson

  • Roger Hodgson

  • Michael Bublé

  • Harry Connick, Jr.

  • Bill Withers

  • Goo Goo Dolls

  • Andrea Bocelli

  • Diane Schuur

  • Bruno Mars

  • Susanna Hoffs

  • Jessy J

  • Dionne Warwick

  • Shooter Jennings

  • Jimmy Webb & Thelma Houston

  • The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

  • Sam Moore

  • Billy Preston

  • Benmont Tench

  • The Civil Wars

  • John Legend

  • Atoms For Peace

  • Demi Lovato & Macy Gray

  • David Gray

  • Keane 

  • Nick Jonas

  • LeAnn Rimes

  • Seth MacFarlane

  • Judith Owen

  • Stanley Clark

  • Howard Kaylan

  • Brandi Carlile

  • Margo Price

  • Dave Koz

  • Melissa Manchester

  • Aaron Neville

  • Gloria Gaynor

  • Terence Blanchard

  • Enrique Bunbury

  • Skylar Grey

  • Paul Shaffer

  • Daniel Bedingfield

  • Ethan Bortnick

  • Terence Blanchard

  • Big Jay McNeely

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater

  • GRAMMY Jazz Band

  • Dave Palmer, Jill Sobule, Sara Watkins, Perla Batalla, and Julianna Raye (The Songs of Cy Coleman)

  • Nelson Riddle

  • Florence Henderson

  • The Poodle Parlor

  • Sing for Hope (for Irving Azoff event) *

  • Sing for Hope (for Josh Groban, Joseph Carr event*

  • Academy of Magical Arts Awards Show (2010 & 2011)

  • Encuentro 2000, L.A. Convention Center

  • Calabasas Performing Arts Center

  • Les Miserables film cast party (2013)

  • The Magic of Mozart - Concerts

  • The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra

  • Veterans Memorial Building

  • Coronet Theatre

  • Avalon Hollywood Theatre

  • Variety Arts Center

  • Adam Hill Actors Studio

  • Tracy Roberts Actors Studio & Theatre

  • Approx. 50 smaller theatres throughout Los Angeles including MACHA Theatre (donated piano to Theatre)

  • California Plaza - Head Concert Technician for over 4 years, Tuning pianos on four open-air stages for approx. 150 concerts including the shows: Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Porgy & Bess, Beauty & the Beast, Will Roger's Follies, Miss Saigon, etc.

Film/Television
  • The Fabulous Baker Boys

  • Tower Heist

  • Ghost Busters

  • Twins

  • The Guilt Trip

  • Beethoven

  • Cedar Rapids

  • Sunset Boulevard

  • The Internship

  • Kindergarten Cop

  • Rocketman (press conference)

  • Hollywood Homicide

  • Collateral

  • Phoebe in Wonderland

  • American Idol (through Chris Martin)

  • House of Lies *

  • Joan of Arcadia

  • True Blood

  • Californication *

  • House M.D.

  • Ghost Whisperer

  • Lucifer ***

  • CSI: Cyber (rented baby grand)

  • The Young and the Restless

  • The Bold and the Beautiful

  • Quantum Leap

  • Taina

  • Thieves

  • The District

  • Dharma & Greg

  • Greek

  • Pacific Blue

  • General Hospital

  • The Grubs

  • Fox TV

  • Nickelodeon TV

  • Spike Network

  • Channel 10

  • Beverly Hills Television

  • Channel 7 - ABC

Entrepreneurs/Business
  • The Worlds Richest Man

  • Princess Areej Turki Al-Saud *

  • Dennis A. Tito (Mr. Tito paid $20 million to be the world's first paying space traveler in 2001) *

  • David Murdock

  • Nancy Walton Laurie - Walmart

  • Evan Spiegel - Snapchat **

  • Barry Diller

  • Diane von Furstenberg

  • Hedi & Alec Gores - The Gores Group *

  • Walter & Shirley Wang

  • Tony Ressler (also installed PNOmation system) *

  • Peter and Janine Lowy - Westfield

  • Maurice Marciano - Guess

  • Tonny Sorensen - Von Dutch Originals

  • Geoffrey Emery - Beverly Hills Porsche *

  • Dr. Louis Ignarro - Author, Pharmacologist, Nobel Prize winner *

  • Dana Hollister - The Paramour

  • Donald S. Passman, Daniel Passman *

  • Jordan Passman - Score a Score **

  • Gil Garcetti (partial restoration Steinway L Parlor Grand)

  • Yahya & Jackie Ahdout

  • Albert Sweet - Occidental Ent. Group *

  • Georgia Frontiere

  • David Segel **

  • Edward & Dana Slatkin

  • Alex Bouzari

  • George Santo Pietro

  • Stephanie Barish - IndieCade *

  • Seth Landsberg

  • Peter Eichler

  • Kacy Rozelle (partial restoration Steinway S Baby Grand)

  • Roger & Gail Dauer

  • Jeff Mezger - KB Home

  • Allan Rudnick *

  • Dr. Sirjang Tandon

  • Russell Saunders - Saunders Electric, Inc (rebuilt Steinway D Concert Grand)

  • Marcia Israel-Curley

  • Samantha Faulkner - Herbalife

  • Felisa Vanoff

  • Rita Subowo **

  • Rick Chivaroli (also installed PNOmation system) *

  • Frank Ponder - Bel-Air Camera

  • David Sydorick

  • Cheryl & Marvin Rich - Health Net, Inc (also installed PNOmation system) *

  • Jeff Pink - Orly *

  • Nina Garduno

  • Kim & Paula Gardner - Cat & Fiddle

  • Jimmy Murphy - Jimmy's

  • Kirk Nix - KNA Design **

  • Christi Conaway design **

  • John McClain design *

  • Jamie Bush & Co. interior design *

  • Meredith Green designs *

  • Sue Balmforth - Bountiful (refinished Baby Grand)

  • Biddle + Barton interiors *

  • Antony Goldsmidt - Intralink

  • Steve Pollard - Workshop Creative

  • Kip Levin, Senior V. Pres. Ticketmaster *

  • Jerry McGee, Pres. Ogilvy & Mather

  • City of West Hollywood *

  • Bel-Air Magazine Launch Party

Hotels/Stores
  • The Beverly Hills Hotel - exclusive technician for over 15 years for musicians & celebrities in their suites and bungalows.

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

  • Beverly Wilshire Hotel

  • The Bonaventure

  • Soho House West Hollywood **

  • Soho Warehouse

  • Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel

  • Wyndham Bel Age Hotel *

  • Sunset Tower Hotel

  • Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

  • Raffles L'Ermitage Hotel

  • Mr. C Hotel

  • Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

  • The Marina Beach Marriott

  • Hotel Inter-Continental

  • Wood Partners *

  • Nordstrom's Dept. Store

  • Robinsons - May Dept. Store

  • Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

  • Westside Pavilion

  • Off The Wall Antiques

  • Gump's Dept. Store

  • McCabes Guitars

Record Producers/Songwriters
Concerts/Shows
Studios
Film/Television
Studio Heads
Entrepreneurs/Business
Hotels/Stores

Film/TV Composers

  • Christophe Beck ***

  • Jon Ehrlich *

  • Joseph Bishara *

  • Randy Edelman (studio)

  • Mike Andrews *

  • Henry Mancini (studio)

  • Don Barrett *

  • Noah Sorota *

  • Beau Black *

  • David Bergeaud

  • Joey Newman *

  • Didier Lean Rachou *

  • Mark Kilian (studio)

  • David Benjamin Steinberg *

  • Andrew Gross *

  • Benjamin Zecker *

  • David Bell

  • Richard Bowers *

  • Sarah Schachner *

  • Brad Breeck *

  • Jez Colin *

  • Phil Marshall

  • Kurt Oldman *

  • Brian Byrne *

  • Alan Williams

  • Nick Sena *

  • Alexis Grapsas *

  • Gerald Gouriet

  • Naren Rauch *

  • Michael Roth

  • Walter Scharf

  • Jordan Passman (Score a Score) **

  • Thanh Tran - music copyist *

  • David Revel, Pres. Technical Multimedia Design *

Directors/Producers/Writers
  • Sir Ridley Scott *

  • Paul Haggis

  • Edward Zwick *

  • Shawn Levy *

  • Robert Evans

  • Brett Ratner *

  • Steven Bochco

  • Chuck Lorre

  • Dominic Sena *

  • Wayne Isham (music videos)

  • Jason Reitman *

  • Marty Brest

  • Walter Hill

  • David Zucker *

  • Roger Donaldson

  • John Pasquin

  • Jim Abrahams *

  • Don Mischer

  • Jan De Bont *

  • Joss Whedon

  • Rawson Marshal Thurber

  • Kevin Wall

  • James L. Brooks - Gracie Films

  • Robert Schwentke **

  • Dino & Martha De Laurentiis

  • Michael Stevens & Ali Gifford *

  • Henry Jaglom

  • Jason Winer *

  • Neal H. Moritz

  • Boaz Davidson *

  • David Nutter

  • Alan Carter *

  • Daniel Attias

  • Allan Arkush

  • Adam Glass (writer, producer) *

  • Robert Lieberman

  • Richard Trank (refinished Baby Grand)

  • Kyle A. Clark *

  • Allan McKeown

  • David Zabel *

  • William Horberg

  • Takuji Masuda (pro surfer, filmmaker) *

  • Richard Kramer (refinished Baldwin parlor grand)

  • Doug Pray *

  • Michael Wimer & Sharon Cicero *

  • Gigi Levangie Grazer

  • Kevin Greutert *

  • Richard Sakai - office, Gracie Films

  • Jeff Judah *

  • Matthew Rowland *

  • Stephen Engel

  • Chris Downey *

  • Bobby Newmyer

  • John Gatins *

  • Kenneth Fink

  • Michael Addis *

  • Frank Scherma

  • Tom Jacobson **

  • Morris Ruskin

  • John Bowman *

  • Barnett Kellman

  • James Bruce *

  • Tony Broccoli

  • David Cornue & Milena Govich *

  • Michael Sardo *

  • Mike Sullivan

  • Rob LaZebnik *

  • Patrick Lussier

  • John Moffitt (installed PianoDisc system)

  • Sean Thonson *

  • Jens Gehlhaar *

  • Christopher Keyser

  • Dylan Sellers

  • Matthew Carlson *

  • Chris Viscardi *

  • Nick Marck (rebuilt Steinway M Parlor Grand)

  • Julie Lofton **

  • Beau Marks

  • Charlotte Brown

  • Craig Shapiro

  • Bonni Lee

  • Dick Richards

  • Sheila Lawrence & Breen Frazier *

  • Wade Eastwood - stunt coordinator, director *

  • Jim Denault - cinematographer *

  • Junie Lowry-Johnson - casting director

  • Pietro Scalia - editor, Gladiator, Good Will Hunting

  • Dave Erickson - Creator, writer, Fear the Walking Dead *

  • Billy Ray - writer, Captian Phillips, The Hunger Games *

  • Darlene Hunt - creator, writer, The Big C *

  • Rich Wilkes - writer, xXx, The Wheelman *

  • Gerald Di Pego - writer, Angel Eyes, Instinct

  • Justin Adler - Creator, writer, Life in Pieces, Maggie *

  • Phil Johnston - writer, Wreck-It Ralph, The Brothers Grimsby *

  • Chris Gerolmo - writer, Mississippi Burning

  • Michael Elias - writer, The Frisco Kid, The Jerk *

  • Art Marcum - writer, Iron Man, Shadow of Fear

  • John Morris - writer, Spirited, Instant Family *

  • Kurt Wimmer - writer, Salt, Equilibrium, Thomas Crown Affair

  • Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver - writers, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Rise of the Planet of the Apes

  • Derek Simonds - writer, The Sinner *

  • Wesley Strick - writer, True Believer, Wolf

  • Ann Peacock - writer, Chronicles of Narnia **

Studio Heads
  • Peter Chernin, COO News Corp.

  • Robert Friedman, COO Paramount *

  • Gary LeMel, Pres. Warner Bros. (music)

  • Thom Beers, CEO Original Productions and CEO FremantleMedia North America *

  • Frank Mancuso Sr. CEO Paramount 

  • Bryan Lourd, Co-Chairman CAA

  • Lloyd Braun, Media Executive (also installed
    P
    NOmation system) *

  • Jordan Levin, Pres. Warner Bros.

  • Clive Davis, Founder Arista Records

  • Joshua Goldstine, Pres. Sony (also installed
    PianoDisc system)
    *

  • Ted Harbert, CEO E! Networks

  • Mark Roesler, CEO CMG Worldwide (also installed PNOmation system) *

  • Robert Levin, Pres. Sony

  • Kent Alterman, Pres. Comedy Central **

  • Tom Rowland, Senior V. Pres. Universal Music *

  • Nancy Tellem, Pres. CBS

  • Chris Miller, Co-Pres. Flower Films *

  • Glen Entis, CEO Dreamworks

  • Collister "Coddy" Johnson, Pres. & COO Activision *

  • Michael Wright, Exec. V. Pres. TBS, TNT & TCM *

  • Robert Harper, Vice-Chairman Fox Filmed Ent.

  • Nina Jacobson, Pres. Buena vista *

  • Elizabeth Sayre, Senior V. Pres. Fox Searchlight *

  • Lori Furie, V. Pres. Sony

  • Patrick Perkins, V. Pres. Senior Intellectual Property Counsel Warner Bros. *

  • Andrew Goldman, CEO Pandemic Studios *

  • Gary Krisel, Pres. Disney

  • Mark Resnick, Exec. V. Pres. 20th Century Fox *

  • Jamie Canniffe, Senior V. Pres. Reality & Syndication Sony Television *

  • Stuart Glickman, CEO Carsey-Werner (partial restoration on Baby Grand)

  • Kevin Kay, Pres. Spike TV *

  • Richard Rosetti, Pres. Playboy

  • Joe Zaleski, Pres. Carsey-Werner

  • Kevin Ellman, Senior V. Pres. Nickelodeon *

  • Michael Yanover, Head of Business Dev. CAA *

  • Keri Putnam, Pres. Miramax Films

  • Jessica Schell, Exec. V. Pres. Universal Pictures *

  • Erin Scully, Senior V. Pres. New Line Cinema *

  • Jay Krugman, Senior V. Pres. Capitol Records

  • Allan Becker, Senior Director, Comp. Ent. Sony *

  • Mark Zakarin, Senior V. Pres. ABC Ent. *

  • Kathy Seigel Trank, V. Pres. Danjaq LLC (refinished Baby Grand)

  • Andrea Marozas, V. Pres. Warner Bros. *

  • Don Burkhimer, Senior V. Pres. Sony Music

  • Robin Ashbrook, Head Non-Scripted Ent. Reveilli *

  • Richie Gallo, V. Pres. Universal Music

  • Laura Lancaster, Senior V. Pres. NBC *

  • Marshall Wortman, Snr. V. Pres. 20th Century Fox

  • Ryan McElrath, SVP. American Touring, Live Nation **

  • Scott Spungin, Senior V. Pres. MGM

  • Anna Lee, V. Pres. Netflix *

  • Peter Grosslight, V. Pres. William Morris Agency

  • Susan Oman Gross, Executive V. Pres. TNT

  • Thomas Craig, V. Pres. Universal

  • Russ Krasnoff, V. Pres. Columbia TriStar

  • Kevin Breen, Exec. Disney

  • Thomas Carolan, V. Pres. Sony

  • Rich Given, V. Pres. Regal Entertainment Group

  • Arn Tellem (sports agent)

  • Hildy Gottlieb Hill (talent agent)

  • Ken Kragen (TV producer, music agent) *

  • John Reid (music agent)

  • Jeff Jacobs (talent agent) *

  • Harry Gold (talent agent)

  • David Schiff (talent agent)

Studios

  • Evergreen-Radford Scoring Stage

  • Rusk Recording Studios

  • Cherokee Studios

  • The Mansion (Rick Rubin)

  • Apogee Berkeley Street Studio *

  • Stargate Studio (through Chris Martin) *

  • The Paramour

  • The Boat Studio *

  • Real World Records - Peter Gabriel's Co. (rented 2 pianos for recording sessions)

  • Dreamworks

  • Sony Studios

  • MGM Studios

  • Warner Bros.

  • Disney Studios

  • Zeitgeist Studio

  • CenterStaging (for Stevie Wonder tour) *

  • Third Encore Rehearsal Studios

  • Mammoth Sound & Vision Studios *

  • Paramount Pictures

  • Threshold Sound + Vision

  • 20th Century Fox

  • Fonogenic Studios *

  • Gracie Films

  • Pace Pictures *

  • CBS Studios

  • Universal Pictures

  • 4th Street Recording

  • M-Pire Recording studio

  • Charisma Artists

  • Hollywood Center Studios

  • Pinch Hit Records *

  • Grotto Studios (rebuilt Steinway D Concert Grand)

  • Hitman Studios

  • Cast Locations

  • Music Prop Services

  • William Morris Agency

Music Association/Colleges
Clubs/Restaurants
  • Chasen's

  • Jimmy's

  • The Magic Castle

  • Rockwell Table & Stage - Show at Barre *

  • Downstairs at Fifty Seven *

  • The Dresden

  • Carlos 'n Charlie's

  • State Social House *

  • Bel-Air Bay Club (rebuilt Steinway B Grand)

  • Riviera Country Club

  • Valley Hunt Club

  • Braemar Country Club

  • Marina City Club

  • Yamashiro

  • Twenty 20

  • Spaghettini

  • Troubadour

  • Café-Club Fais Do-Do

  • The Knitting Factory

  • Cicada Restaurant

  • Maple Drive (Dudley Moore's restaurant)

  • Tam O'Shanter Inn

  • Asylum

  • D C 3

Clubs/Restaurants
Music Associations/Colleges
  • The Recording Academy

  • Neil Portnow, President/CEO The Recording Academy

  • Michael Sticka, President GRAMMY Museum *

  • The GRAMMY Museum sound stage

  • American Film Institute (AFI)

  • The Royal Schools of Music (Wales)

  • U.S.C.

  • U.C.L.A.

  • U.S.C. Delta Delta Delta Sorority *

  • Chapman University

  • Mount St. Mary's College

  • Mt. San Antonio College *

  • Whittier College

  • St. Olaf College (Minnesota) **

  • American Jewish University

  • Pepperdine University

  • Glendale Community College **

  • Moorpark College

  • California School of the Arts *************

  • Bug Music (BMG Chrysalis)

  • Southern California Youth Philharmonic (donated piano)

  • Los Angeles Youth Orchestra

  • Academy of Music & Performing Arts *

  • Jammin' Music *

  • Jou Music Institute **

  • Debbie Allen Dance Academy

  • PopRock Academy *

  • Geri Elfman - Cyndance

  • Dance Studio No 1 **

  • Monster Music Lessons *

  • Music Teachers Association

  • 88 Keys Music Academy **

  • A Sharp Music Method *

  • Society for the Preservation of Film Music

  • Stephen Cook, Ph.D. - The Colburn School *

  • John SW Park, Ph.D. - Associate Dean, College of Letters and Science (UCSB) *

  • Rene Weber, Ph.D. & Songi Han, Ph.D. (UCSB) *

  • Zili Liu, Ph.D. (UCLA) *

  • Farzin Zareian, Ph.D. (UCI) *

  • Mark Maier, Ph.D. - Associate Professor & Program Chair, Leadership Studies, Chapman University *

  • David Dowling, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, School of Law, Chapman University *

  • Brentwood High School *

  • Mirman School **

  • Immaculate Heart High School

  • Malibu High School

  • Milken Community School *

Famous Pianos
Famous Pianos
  • Bing Crosby's Wm. Knabe Parlor Grand (partial restoration)

  • George Gershwin's Player Piano

  • Prince's Schimmel/Colani "Pegasus" Grand

  • Rudolph Valentino's Hand Carved Grand piano

  • Judy Garland's Steinway Baby Grand

  • Jamie Foxx's Starck-ette Spinet

  • Pat O'Brien's Wurlitzer Spinet (partial restoration)

  • Miklos Rozsa's Bechstein Parlor Grand

  • Arthur Freed's Steinway O Parlor Grand (rebuilt piano)

  • The Whaley House "Haunted" Birdcage Piano

  • Jule Styne's Steinway B Grand

  • Milton Ager's Upright Piano

  • Bob Russell's Piano

  • Janice & David Ackles's piano - I bought, partially restored and sold the 1922 Steinway X-R Duo-Art Grand *

  • Martha & Alfred Newman's house in Pacific Palisades, CA. - I bought, partially restored, and sold the 1923 Mason & Hamlin BB Grand *

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's "Bird of Paradise" house in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.        - I bought, partially restored and sold the 1920 Mason & Hamlin BB Grand *

  • Penhow Castle (Wales), restored a 150 year old Square Grand

Film/TV Composers

Trivia answer - The classic Laurel and Hardy movie "The Music Box"

This movie was the winner of the 1932 Academy Award for "Live Action Short Film (comedy)".
Stan and Ollie had to deliver a piano up this very long flight of stairs which had disastrous results, as you can imagine. If you ever get a chance to see this film, I would recommend it. It's very funny and one of their best.

The original steps that were used in the movie are still there in Silver Lake and have been classified as a Los Angeles landmark. Being a fan of the duo and their movies, I found the steps and walked from the bottom to the very top. After all, the steps are a piece of comic piano history and if Stan & Ollie could do it, so could I.

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