Dan Alberts is a graduate of Mt Aloysius College earning his degree in Piano Technology. He has provided a full line of piano tuning and piano repair service since 1978 with locations in Connellsville, Greensburg, and Indiana. Dan is the director of Piano Technology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania a designated “All Steinway & Sons School” with over 100 Steinway & Sons pianos under his care. He has provided professional piano concert preparation for some of the finest artists in the music industry including Marvin Hamlisch, Bernadette Peters, The Gaither Brothers, Emile Pandolfi, Chris Botti, The Pittsburgh Symphony, Renee Fleming, Doc Severinsen, Joan Collins, and Jim Brickman to name a few.
Dan Alberts is a “Registered Piano Technician” and a member in good standing with The Piano Technician Guild”. Dan has served two terms as past president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild. He also served as directing coordinator for the Piano 300 presented at the Pittsburgh Carnegie Science Center.
In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar and singing, reading, listening to music, the outdoors… hiking, kayaking, sunshine and just about any activity near a body of water.
Levi first showed interest in the piano at the age of 7, when he noticed a piano being moved into a home in the neighborhood. The neighbor was Mary Ellen Burhans, a retired piano teacher from Dunbar. Levi knocked on her door and asked her to teach him how to play the instrument. She agreed. After one year of lessons, Mary Ellen recommended that Levi study with Joel Hudock, a former student and band director at Uniontown High School. For six years, Joel fostered a love for the piano in Levi with literature that stretched from Chopin to Billy Joel. Around the age of 14, Joel said Levi’s skills had reached a point where he needed more formal instruction. So, Levi and his parents drove to Pittsburgh twice a week, for lessons with Harry Coleman, a Juilliard graduate.
“He is one of those rare talents who absorbs music like a sponge,” Mr. Coleman said in an issue of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “He learned more in a short time than any other student that I’ve had.” Mr. Coleman said that in addition to his musical talent, Levi also has a solid personality and charisma that audiences gravitated towards.
Graft graduated from Connellsville High School and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana where he majored in piano performance. He also studied privately with celebrated pianists Ann Schein, Emilee Naoumoff, and Andre de Groote. Levi owns and operates a private studio in Connellsville, where he pursues his passion for cultivating an interest of the great piano tradition to students of all ages.