It is comically portentous that Dean Boesen took a career placement test in junior high school, indicating that he should be a piano technician! It was only after working for a decade as a retirement plan administrator and school teacher that he realized his true passion. He studied at The American Institute of Piano Technology in Los Angeles from 1990 to 1998 where he learned to rebuild and maintain pianos. In 1997, he earned the distinction of Registered Piano Technician, having passed written and practical exams in tuning, regulation, and repairs. In March of 2016, he became the piano technician at Cal State University, Northridge where he works part-time. Having been in the business for 25 years, he has delighted professional musicians, families, and students, and supported music in schools, churches, recording studios, and entertainment venues.
Dean has been my piano technician for 18 years and has maintained my Steinway, and recently, my new Fazioli grand piano in excellent condition with respect to sound and touch. Always reliable and trustworthy, Dean is a true professional.
Laraine Madden, Pianist/Accompanist
I have the utmost admiration for Dean Boesen. When he is at work tuning and fixing a piano, you can feel his love for his craft and the dedication to personal and professional excellence.
Maria del Carmen Perez…Concert Pianist/Master Piano Teacher at the Claremont Community School of Music
I have trusted Dean Boesen with the tuning, maintenance and repair of my studio pianos for over 11 years. His professionalism is apparent from the moment he arrives. He is a skilled technician and expresses great enthusiasm and knowledge about pianos from the standpoint of their history and engineering.
David K. Wolfe, D.M.A, Music Teacher's Association of California
Since purchasing my Steinway B eleven years ago, Dean has been my tuner/technician. His attention to detail is remarkable as is his willingness to go over and above the standard service. Indeed, I had a cracked, discolored ivory and Dean searched extensively until he found the perfect match--a most difficult, and oftentimes, impossible task. Pride of workmanship, absolutely!
Velton Ray Bunch, Composer, Pasadena, California
Dean Boesen has been taking care of my Steinway for over 10 years and it has been a pleasure to work with him. He is excellent at tuning and also at all the mechanics and voicing of the piano. He always makes the instrument sound wonderful.
Irl Cramer, Manhattan Beach, California
Dean has been servicing our pianos since we've purchased them. He's always courteous, shows up on time, and quietly does his work...and the pianos always sound amazing when he's done. Wouldn't let anyone else touch my Porshe-designed Bosendorfer!
Dean's tuning is an integral part of my work as a composer, producer and music publisher. He is more than just the best at what he does. Mr. Boesen is a member of our musical family.
Richard Mears - Curb Records, Burbank CA
I've known Dean for many years. He's excellent at his craft of tuning and repairing pianos. He shows integrity, honesty and eagerness to fix the problem areas and has many clients. I would highly recommend him above any others.
Marilyn Lopez, Piano Instructor, San Gabriel, CA
Dean Boesen has been tuning my Steinway piano twice a year for many years. He has done an excellent job. He always arrives on time and goes to work efficiently. He has also cleaned the piano and repaired keys. His fees are reasonable as well. I highly recommend him.
Lynette Berg Robe, Studio City
Dean Boesen has been tuning our piano for years and we feel so fortunate! Mr. Boesen is a master tuner who keeps our piano sounding magnificent all year long - we are great admirers of his skill, professionalism and care. We proudly refer Mr. Boesen to all of our friends and family!
Shallom Berkman, Urth Caffe & Music Lover
I only trust Dean Boesen to care for my piano. He’s professional, knowledgeable, dependable and thorough.
Lee Jackman, Songwriter and Lyricist, Claremont, California
Dean Boesen has maintained and tuned my Baldwin Concert Vertical for the last 18 years. His work is excellent. I play a wide range of music, from ragtime to vocal opera accompaniment. It all sounds better with Dean's help.
Diana N. McWilliams, Los Angeles, California
Dean Boesen is a truly noteworthy piano technician, an outstanding man who is honest, talented, knowledgeable, friendly, and dedicated to his craft. He has provided expertise and technical skill on many pianos I've had the opportunity to play. In each case, the instrument has been remarkably transformed to an extraordinary high quality. He is the best of the best!
Brian Shyer, Composer and Musical Director, Claremont, California