In March of 2013, after nearly 25 years of operating independently, Christian Hearford and Nate Mattison, RPT formed a partnership under the name Piano Forte LLC - a company focused on expertise in piano tuning, voicing and touch regulation.
Christian has been tuning in music schools, concert halls and homes for over 25 years. He is a graduate of the Steinway Technical Academy - a distinctive program for the finest technicians in the country. Christian enjoys flying lessons and playing piano in church and local jazz groups on the weekends.
Nate is an alumni of Concordia College and has been servicing premium quality instruments in the Fargo-Moorhead area for over 13 years. He is a certified graduate of the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology in Bend, Oregon, and has trained with leading technicians from around the United States, Europe and Japan. Nate enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids as well as playing the trumpet and violin in his rare spare time.
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