Learn About The Gilded Piano - The Finest of Utah Piano Tuners

The Gilded Piano was started back in 2003 by Duncan Peterson because of his passion for music and he still carries that with him today.

Since then, The Gilded Piano has undergone lots of growth because of Duncan’s loyal customer base and the company’s expertise that cannot be found with other piano tuning businesses.  Duncan has had the opportunity to hire people to keep up with the growing demand, and plans on continuing this trend of growth well into the future.

The Gilded Piano provides expertise that other companies cannot match. They are one of the only piano tuning businesses in Utah that offers services like voicing the tone of a piano and regulating the action. Many expert and professional piano players recognize The Gilded Piano as their trusted piano tuner and service provider. Through the training that they have undergone, including going to classes to work on Steinway and Yamaha pianos, as well as being part of the Piano Technicians Guild and becoming Registered Piano Technicians, they have proven their expertise in the industry and are a credible, dependable, and well known business.

In July of 2007, Duncan became a Registered Piano Technician (RPT) Member of the Piano Technicians Guild.  Kelsie Everson became a Registered Piano Technician (RPT) Member of the Piano Technicians Guild in June 2019.

A Registered Piano Technician (RPT) has passed a series of rigorous examinations on the maintenance, repair, and tuning of pianos. Only RPTs are authorized by The Piano Technicians Guild to display the logo containing the words “Registered Piano Technician”. It is the highest standard for piano technicians for the past 60 years.

Meet The Gilded Piano Team

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Duncan Peterson, Founder/CEO

Having been in business since 2003, Duncan has achieved the credential of Registered Piano Technician (RPT) the most widely recognized professional piano tuning accreditation, as well as attending multiple trainings around the country. He has also been trained at the Steinway & Sons factory in New York City as well as at the Yamaha Little Red School House, and Yamaha Performance Piano Service Seminar in Buena Park, California.

Duncan services the pianos for Salt Lake Community College, Murray School District, Nebo School District High Schools, Daynes Musicand hundreds of homes across the Wasatch Front. He has tuned for top musicians in Utah including Jon Schmidt, Paul Cardall, Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy, and has been a contract technician in charge of as many as 270 pianos on BYU campus and the MTC.

Duncan attended Brigham Young University (1998-2002) where he studied Organ Performance for 3 years, and graduated with his BA in Music. During that time he also played the Carillon Bells on BYU Campus.

He is married to his wife, Gina, and they are blessed with two beautiful daughters, Chloe (11) and Charlotte (10).

Kelsie Everson, RPT

Kelsie has been a member of The Gilded Piano team since August 2017.  In June 2019 she passed the rigorous exams and became an RPT (Registered Piano Technician) of the Piano Technicians Guild!  Congratulations, Kels!

She comes from a musical background having taken piano lessons for 14 years.  She is blessed with natural abilities both in music and in the technical side, and has been able to quickly learn the finer points of piano tuning.  No doubt she is a gifted piano technician – you’ll enjoy having her in your home.

When not servicing pianos you’ll likely find her rock climbing, snowboarding, playing the guitar, traveling the world, or riding her custom motorcycle (she hand-made the seat!)  We feel blessed to have Kelsie on our team!

Jose Cabrera, Piano Technician

Jason Cassel, RPT

Jason Cassel currently serves as a Piano Technician for the Brigham Young University School of Music. He graduated with his MA in Piano Technology from Florida State University and earned his BM in Commercial Music from BYU. Jason has served as a Senior Piano Technician for the Aspen Music Festival and received training at the Steinway & Sons Factory in New York, the Mason & Hamlin Factory in Boston, and from Yamaha Pianos in California.

Jason is a Registered Piano Technician with the Piano Technicians Guild. His publications include over a dozen articles, an eBook on harpsichord maintenance, and five instructional DVDs on aural tuning.

Stacey Beadle, Admin

Aidan Erickson, Piano Technician

We are so excited to have Aidan working in our piano shop!  His experience and talent have been a huge asset to our team.

Aidan has been a PTG member since 2019

He has received training through apprenticeship, the BYU piano shop, and through seminars across the western U.S.

Experience With Organs

I had the wonderful opportunity to work for 2 ½ years at M.L. Bigelow & Co. Organ Builders working on nearly every aspect on building pipe organs from intricate action building to wood carving. It was there that I began to develop the agility and dexterity to work with hand tools, which skill would prove necessary in my piano work. A huge thanks to Mike Bigelow for trusting me to take his carving tools, with no previous experience, and creating some of the works that would adorn his pipe organs for decades to come.

My First Organ

opus 27 – I did the carvings and much of the gold leaf (Hence “GILDED”!!!)

My Last Organ

opus 30 – I did the carvings and assisted in building the action, pipes, case and more.

-Note from Duncan

I want to make note of my beautiful, wonderful, loving wife. Gina and I met first when I came and tuned her piano in 2004. We got married in April 2007, and continue to live our dreams together!