Michael Ryan Bio


Michael Ryan
Piano Artisan, Tuner, Technician.Michael Ryan
+61 (0) 409 279251
Servicing all of Brisbane and surrounds. Regional visits by arrangement.


Elite levels of experience both domestically and abroad plus an array of internationally recognized qualifications, Michael Ryan leads the list of Australia’s most skilled, qualified and dedicated piano technicians and brings with him more than 30 years of commitment to the industry.

Professional Qualifications:

Michael is an accredited Steinway, Kawai, Petrof and Piano-Disc Technician. In 1999 whilst working in the Steinway factory in Hamburg, Germany, he studied all aspects of the piano’s construction followed by further training in 2011 to receive full accreditation at the Steinway Academy for concert technicians.

* Attendance at this Academy was at that time by invitation only. In 2003, Michael studied at the Kawai factory in Japan and was personally awarded the honour of Kawai Master Piano Artisan by Mr. Hirotaka Kawai himself.

* Michael is the first technician in the world to have this honour bestowed.

Additional studies and qualifications include: Boesendorfer factory in Austria, covering construction techniques, with further studies within the voicing area of the factory. Petrof factory’s highest accreditation. ( 3rd Level ) Mason and Hamlin factory in Boston USA studying piano construction and action replacement. Renner Technical Academy, Pheonix USA. Registered and Accredited Piano Technician in the United States. Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training. Proprietor and Principle of Performance Pianos Australia.

Industry Memberships:

Piano Tuners & Technicians Guild QLD (PTTG) • Member since 1982

•Treasurer 1986 -1995

• President 1995 - 2001, 2009 - present

Australasian Piano Tuners & Technicians Association (APTTA) • Treasurer 1995 -1999

• President 2013 - present • Examiners Committee • Committee Member • International Representative

International Association of Piano Builders and Technicians (IAPBT) • Secretary/Treasurer 2007 - 2009

Additional Skills and Qualifications:

Michael’s qualified opinions and dedication has him in demand as an industry speaker at various conferences and conventions and also to select or assist with selection of concert instruments for various performance venues. Since 1982 Michael has been responsible for the preparation and concert tuning for a great deal of Australia’s most notable auditoriums including: The QLD Conservatorium of Music (Current Head Tuner/Technician) QLD Cultural Centre, Qld Performing Arts Complex, Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane Festival Hall, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane Convention Centre, Judith Wright Centre, Mt Gravatt Teachers College ,QUT Campuses, Brisbane Boys Grammar ,Mayne Hall-University of Queensland, QLD Ballet, QLD Theatre Company and many more.

Artists using Michael’s services include:

Classical International Artists include: Michael Ponti, Alfredo Perl, Jose Carreras, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Steven Hough, Piers Lane, Lev Vlassenko, Boris Bermann, Anton Kuerti, Peter Donohoe, Michael Keiran Harvey, Michele Campanella, David Helfgott, Roger Woodward, Simon Tedeschi, Christina Ortiz, Kathleen Battle, Daniel Adni, Mikhail Voskressensky, Bryn Terfel, Leslie Howard, Stephen Kovacevich, Michel Dalberto, Michael Roll, Roland Pontinen, Barry Douglas, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Cheng-Zong Yin, Imogen Cooper, Angela Hewitt, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Victor Borge, Nickolei Demidenko, Dimitri Alexeev, Ivan Moravec, Alexander Gavrylyuk, Paul Lewis, Freddy Kempf, Cyprien Katsaris, Pascal Roge, Sergio Tiempo, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Steven Osborne, Behzod Abduraimov, Eldar Nebolsin, and many more.

Contemporary International artists include:

Diana Ross, Lisa Minelli, Peter Allen, John Denver, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Dire Straits, Joe Cocker, Joe Jackson, The Eagles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Bryan Adams, Duran Duran, Simple Minds, Culture Club, Spandau Ballet, Bryan Ferry, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Jerry Lewis, Tina Turner, Deep Purple, Tony Bennett, Debbie Reynolds, Dianna Krall, Elvis Costello, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Sting, George Benson, Don McLean, Ray Charles, Chick Corea, Petula Clark, Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jnr, Dame Edna Everage, Jason Alexander, Sir Michael Parkinson, KD Lang, Randy Newman, Carole King, Burt Bacharach, Bob Dylan plus countless Australian artists.