Isaiah Dowds Isaiah was born in Germany but has spent most of his life in the Midwest. Isaiah apprenticed with Gary Telleen, RPT in piano technology. Isaiah is actively involved as an associate member of the Piano Technician's Guild and has traveled and studied across much of the United States in his technical education. Along with being a highly skilled tuner/technician, Isaiah manages most of the Steinway restoration projects for Craftsman Piano Restoration. Isaiah is also serving our country in the United States Army Reserves. He has been in the Reserves for 12 years.
Nathan Rau Nathan is a Registered Piano Technician in the Piano Technicians Guild. He studied music at Wichita State University and earned a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance and pedagogy. While a student at Wichita State, he pursued an interest in piano technology by working for area piano technicians and becoming active in the Piano Technicians Guild. He then earned a Master of Music Degree in pipe organ technology from the University of Oklahoma. He has built, restored, and serviced pipe organs as a technician for Red River Pipe Organ and as the service manager for the University of Oklahoma’s American Organ Institute. Nathan currently resides in Wichita and is the staff piano technician for Wichita Public Schools.
Gary Telleen Gary is a Registered Piano Technician who has over 30 years experience in Piano Technology. He received his Bachelors in music from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas and his Masters from Northern Arizona University in Arizona. He owned and operated Classic Piano Restoration in Arizona for 21 years before moving to Kansas. Gary is a member of the Wichita chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild.
Josh Hermes Josh is a native of Hutchinson, KS. Surrounded by music at a young age, he decided to seek a Music Education degree at Fort Hays State University. After graduating, he moved with his wife to Kansas City where he received a Master’s degree in Trombone Performance. He taught music and band briefly in the Wichita area before pursuing a career as a piano technician with Wichita Piano. He has enjoyed learning from mentors Isaiah Dowds and Gary Telleen, RPT. Josh is also a member of the Wichita chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild.
OUR OFFICE STAFF
Rebecca Telleen Dowds Rebecca is a homeschool graduate and holds a Bachelors in Business Management from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. She has been around the piano industry from a young age, even helping Gary (her dad!) around the rebuilding shop or on piano moves during her high school years. Rebecca, in addition to working with Wichita Piano, is a homeschooling mom to four young children - which is why you may occasionally hear a small child in the background during a call! She feels very blessed and thankful to be able to do what she loves - being a mom who is present in the home for the kids as well as run the business.