Dean has been a piano technician since 1973, and is currently the Vice President of the Seattle Chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild. He has repaired, tuned, and moved thousands of pianos, and is now shipping unwanted pianos to new happy owners in Lima, Peru.
He has carefully dismantled hundreds of pianos, and has salvaged all the parts in one way or another. Some of his creations are desks, work benches, garden decorations, iron fences, whimsical art, wall hangings, and coat hooks, among other things. The interior of his front door is framed with piano parts.
He has written a downloadable book entitled “How To Move a Piano By Yourself with the Wrong Equipment.”