About

ProPTN was created in an effort to fill the void of reliable, current, and quality online tech education. It is our hope that technicians of all levels will use ProPTN as a resource to aid their day-to-day work, enhance their skill level, and to define the standards of care that are the marks of quality craftsmanship. The team of technicians behind ProPTN includes those specialized in university, dealership, and field work.

Meet The Team

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Hannah Beckett, RPT

Hannah is a piano technician in northern Virginia. A former piano teacher, she is passionate about piano education for both the technician and the piano owner. 

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Gregory Cheng, RPT

Greg has been tuning pianos since he was a teenager. Throughout his career Greg has been an institutional technician, technical trainer, warranty specialist, service manager and financial analyst. Today he is the chief technician and general manager of Allied Piano and Finish LLC.

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Kate Redding, RPT

Kate’s love of the piano grew from years of piano lessons, and from the sustained encouragement of her teachers and family. She is interested in sharing information and ideas about institutional work and culture. Kate is the Lead Piano Technician at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia.

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Kelly Overvold

Kelly (she|they) has spent most of her life involved in arts and ultimately fell in love with piano technology because of the perfect combination of pianos, fine craftsmanship, and the potential for lifelong learning. A student of piano technology for two years, she's apprenticing with an RPT and enrolled in The Butler School of Piano Technology. She currently lives and works in the Washington DC area.

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Jennifer Gold

Jenn is a student technician who has played the piano for over twenty years. Her love of the piano led her to the piano technician field, which she has been studying for two years with a mentor. She is excited to help others learn and grow as technicians just as she is doing herself. 

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McKinley Corbley

McKinley is a Northern VA-based technician who first fell in love with piano technology after reaching out to Hannah Beckett for mentorship back in October 2020. Although McKinley had already spent several years working in instrument repair at a world music shop in Maryland, she quickly became enchanted by the allure of piano technology and shifted her focus towards becoming a technician. Between regulating pianos in a dealership setting and building up a local client base, she is still delighting in all of the different realms of the industry. 

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