Bill Huesman is a Registered Piano Technician (RPT) with the Piano Technicians Guild. A technician since 1980, Huesman served as head technician at University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) and as concert technician for many local orchestras and performing arts organizations. He has tuned for more than 5000 concerts, recitals, and recording sessions and worked with many of today’s leading performers.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Huesman began performing professionally at age 15. His curiosity and passion for pianos lead him to the North Bennet Street School in Boston where he studied with William Garlick and David Betts. He received training at the Steinway and Baldwin piano factories, and additional training with Franz Mohr, Chief Concert Technician with Steinway and Sons, NYC.
In 1982, he was hired by University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC as piano technician for the School of Music. He served twice as President of the Staff Council, and in 2003 was the recipient of the Staff Service Award recognizing him for his contributions to the school. He retired from UNCSA in 2016, after 32 years of service, to focus on his growing piano business.
Bill Huesman is in demand as a piano technician by individuals, churches, performance venues and recording facilities. Services include tuning, action regulating and voicing, partial renovations, and complete piano rebuilding. He is an appraiser, consultant and lecturer on piano design and maintenance. Past speaking engagements include UNCSA, Salem College, Winston-Salem Professional Piano Teachers Association, and the North Carolina Music Teachers Conference. Huesman served as president of the Central North Carolina Chapter of the PTG and twice as Institute Director for the Regional North Carolina PTG Conference.