It is my great pleasure and honor to write a letter of recommendation for Francois Doucette as a Master piano tuner and technician.
Francois has worked for me since 1993, and has consistently shown himself and his work to be of the very highest professional caliber.
His ability to tune any piano in a way that shows the instrument in it's best light, or to tune in accordance with any wishes expressed by me is extraordinary.
His knowledge of voicing is superb, and his understanding and care for the mechanism of the instrument (regulation) is profound. he can regulate to any standard or request, and likewise can voice any piano in a way that brings out the best in the instrument, or to the clients desires (within reason).
I am a classically trained concert pianist, and have given solo concerts throughout the USA and Europe, and also made recordings. I am acquainted with and on good terms with several of the finest piano manufactureres in Europe today.
Over the years I have known Francois, he has serviced my personal instruments as well as prepared instruments for concerts given by me. The brand names of the grand and upright pianos he has worked on for me include Baldwin, Bluthner, Mason and Hamlin, Steingraeber, Steinway, and Yamaha.
He is currently employed by me to care for six fine instruments, and I would not easily trust this job to anyone else.
He is honest, prompt, reliable in keeping appointments and has an appropriate professional demeanor.
I can give Francois Doucette my highest recommendation as a tuner and technician.
If you have any questions, I would happy to address them: my home phone is 775-265-7199
Mr. Milus Scruggs