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​A B O U T    A R N O    P A T I N

 

Master Piano Craftsman

Designer & Builder

Piano Technology Consultant

Acoustructural & Ergonomic R&D

Leader in Piano Design

Classical Pianist​​

Owner​
Arno Pianos LLC
Portland, Oregon  USA
Est. 2016
Arno Patin Studios LLC
Ann Arbor, Michigan  USA
2007 – 2017
 
Owner, Technical & Artistic Director
Ateliers Arno Patin
Paris, France

1998 – 2003 

 

Apprenticeship & Education

Places of Apprenticeship & Academic Education

 

Atelier Alain Anselm

Organ & Harpsichord Maker

Orléans Area, France

Organ construction, Woodworking Technologies, Keyboards construction, Pipe construction,

Historical Instruments Preservation.  

1977-1980

 

Rainer Schütze Cembalobau

Harpsichord & Pianoforte Maker

Heidelberg, Germany

Harpsichord & Pianoforte construction.

1980

 

Ditta Organaria Bartolomeo Formantelli 

Organ Builder & Restorer

Verona, Italy

Restoration of the Cavaillé-Coll Organ Castelnaudary Collégiale, France.

1979

 

C.B. Fisk, Inc.

Organ Maker

Gloucester, Massachussetts, USA

Pipe & Reeds construction with Roland Dumas,

Master Pipe Maker.

1981-1982

 

Les Pianos LaBrousse 

Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, France

Piano restoration, Tuning & Regulation,

String manufacturing.

1994-1995

 

Frédéric Tassart

Concert Tuner & Piano Technician, Paris, France

Piano tuning, Action balancing & regulating,

Concert preparation.

1993-1998

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

On-line Class, Structural Engineering

2008 – 2009

 

Washtenaw Community College

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

CAD, CAD/CAM

2004 – 2005

 

La Sorbonne, Paris

Musical Acoustics & Sound Technologies

1985 – 1986

 

Istituto Internazionale di Liuteria

Cremona, Italy

Musical Instruments Technology & Design

1977 – 1979

 

Lycée Paul Valéry, Paris

Baccalauréat

PhilosophyLinguistics

1973 – 1976

 

Musical Education

Piano, Music Theory and Harmony with

Pr. Alice Blumenthal, Pr. Genevieve Theron,

Pr. Marcel Bitsch Sr.,  (Paris Conservatoire).

Piano, Harmony and Performance with

Emil Ludmer, (St Petersburg, Russia)

Joe Makholm, (Berklee School of Music)

and  Eddy Martinez (New York).

1965-1985

Experience
30 years of experience in Piano Maintenance & Restoration.
40 years of experience in

Musical Instruments Technology



Master Piano Craftsmanship​
Signature Piano Design & Manufacturing
Restoration of Fine Grand Pianos &
Historical Keyboard Instruments
R&D in Mechanical Acoustics​
Consultant in Piano Technology ​
Custom Parts Manufacturing​
Tuning & Maintenance​
Bass Strings Manufacturer & Distributor
​​Concert Preparation
Acoustical & Structural Engineering

 
Specialties
Leader in Piano Design
Piano Tone & Touch Specialist
Piano Scaling Consultant
Fine Piano Restorations
Tuning & Maintenance
Soundboard Design & Manufacturing
Action Dynamic Balancing
 

Design and Production


Signature Piano​s

Modern straight-strung 9'-4" [2.84]

Concert Grand Pianos.

Contract Technician

Portland State University

Maintenance & Restorations

Specialty Work

Tuning

Action Regulating

Hammer/Action Replacement

Action Balancing 

Re-Scaling/Re-Stringing 

Tone & Touch Optimization

 

Musical Activities
Piano & Music Teacher 
Children & Adults

International Membership

EuroPiano/France  

Music Teacher National Association

Other Activities

Lectures for PTG, MTNA

Publications on Musical Acoustics

Consultations on Piano Technology

 

 


  
  


 

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