About Me


Joseph Forster

I’ve been working on pianos in the Portland area for 17 years. I began playing piano at age 9 and participated in the competitive piano sphere in Portland through high school. At 16, I began tuning pianos and enrolled in the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology. After graduating with highest honors, I earned my degree in Piano Performance at George Fox University. I love playing a well-tuned piano and I’m committed to helping your piano sound the very best it can!

December 2019

In addition to tuning in homes around Portland, I regularly do work for Portland Piano Company, tune pianos for concerts in the Portland area, and service the pianos at Reed College, University of Portland, Portland State University, West Linn High School and Child Peace Montessori. I tune for many piano teachers including Philippe Litzler, Jan Mittelstaedt, Velma Schludermann, and Elizabeth Stern. Churches I work with include First Baptist Church in Portland, The Old Church and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Notable musicians I have tuned for include Tom Lauderdale, Tom Grant, James Mercer, Michael Allen Harrison, Allen Toussaint, Paul Simon and Madonna.

I teach music lessons (piano, guitar and recorder), and perform occasionally in the Portland area. I play piano for worship and direct the choir at Reformation Covenant Church in Oregon City.

I’ve been married to my lovely wife Hannah since 2010 and we’ve been blessed four great kids, James, Geneva, Karina and Mari.

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