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

The Gilded Piano was started back in 2003 by Duncan Peterson and has been in business ever since. Duncan started the business 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 had to hire people to keep up with the growth and today, The Gilded Piano has 3 people working for it. Duncan plans on continuing the growth and wants to hire even more piano technicians in the future.

The Gilded Piano provides expertise that other companies cannot match. They are one of the only, if not 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 Steinways and Yamahas as well as being part of the Piano Technicians Guild and becoming a Registered Piano Technician, 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) and Member of the Piano Technicians Guild.

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”.

Meet The Gilded Piano Team

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Duncan Peterson, RPT, Owner

We’ve been in business since 2003. Duncan achieved the credential of Registered Piano Technician (RPT) the most widely recognized professional piano tuning accreditation in the country, 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 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 (9).

Kelsie Everson, Piano Technician

As an Associate Member of the Piano Technicians Guild, Kelsie 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!

Tani Jansson, Office Administrator

Tani is the one who works wonders with our calendar, making sure you get on the schedule at a time that works for you. Tani has been a huge blessing to us since coming on in 2014!  (She’s actually the one who holds all this together!  Thanks, Tani, for all you do!)

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!