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PTTGV Vice President 2019 -
PTTGV President 2015 - 2019
bradleysaul@yahoo.com.au
0408 325 089

Maryborough Victoria

ARPT, Committee, Past president, Vice president

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0408 325 089

784 Dunolly-Timor Road
Maryborough,Victoria.
Australia,3465
03 5461 1894

www.countrypianotuner.com.au 

ARPT (Australasian Registered Piano Technician), BAMusic (Performance)
Specialising in: Piano Tuning, Repairs, Maintenance, Valuations, Advice

Area: Ballarat Piano Tuning, Bendigo Piano Tuning, Ararat Piano Tuning, Horsham Piano Tuning, Maryborough Piano Tuning

In 2015 I was elected President on the committee of the Piano Tuners and Technicians Guild of Victoria.

What year & where did you study to be a Piano Tuner/ Technician?


I started my training by being accepted as a student technician at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2009. Unfortunately in the same year, the Global Financial Crisis happened  and the course was then cancelled. I then studied at the Australasian School of Piano Technology in 2011 as the first 5 and completed my course the end of that year.

Do you have any musical background?

Why did you want to become a Piano Tuner/Technician?


The real story I cannot say truthfully.. However, I found a wonderful passionate Technician up North who showed me something mind-boggling. My mother actually inquired about the industry, but then I had to meet Mr Chris Whelan from Echuca to find out more information. I actually think from that first meeting, we became much more than good friends, almost family and this industry was the connection.   



Chris Whelan was Vice President at that stage and previously in 2008, I attended an Guild workshop at ABC Pianos in Kilsyth. All I could say was, what a wonderful bunch of people, and so looking forward in becoming involved. Funny part was, when I was still studying at ASPT in 2011, I was very interested in becoming a member after 6 months of training. I was told to wait until I was finished my studies, but I just couldn't wait, and I got in a little early.

What do you love best about this Industry?


The work is interesting all the time but its also not easy. I love the clients I work for, I enjoy the drive, the stories they have and their own piano story. I enjoy catching up with other technicians and their valuable contribution and historical stories. It's all great, and a joy to be a part of.


What are your aspirations as a Technician?


To be the very best I can be. If I can unite people together in the process, than that's a bonus as well.

What’s your favorite inspirational quote or sentence? Why?


"Determination - The means necessary to get the job done."

It's what life should be all about. During my studies at ASPT we talked about these "Brick-walls" that come your way during the course. Sure you can stop, give-up and not bother anymore. But if you have determination, you can push past any obstacle and hopefully learnt something along the way.  

What other interests do you have outside the Piano Industry?


I love the land and a 5th generation Farmer in Bowenvale. My family came to Australia in the 1860's and have live and worked on the same block since that time. I am a member of the CFA since 16 years of age, I have been in the Pipe Band industry since I was 8 years of age. I have been a part of many community organisation and enjoy being involved. My wife (Aly) keeps me in check, but she is very supportive in all my life adventures.

How do you hope to help on the committee and serve the members of the P.T.T.G.V. ?


I hope to support, understand and move the Guild forward whilst uniting people together in some capacity. Obviously the convention was within my election year and something I will never forget, as well the change of constitution. I shall enjoy the experience once its all over and hopefully pass on the baton to someone who can build on the things we have put in place over my time. 

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