Tobias Hamilton, 3rd Generation Master Piano Technician
Tobias started his training at the age of 19 from his Father and Uncle. He learned the art of tuning and rebuilding pianos from an early age and progressed into major piano restoration of high-end brands such as Steinway, Bluthner, Bosendorfer, Bechstein, and others. His fully-equipped shop includes facilities for crafting new sound boards, refinishing all major parts of any piano, re-stringing, and all other aspects of producing top quality work.
Christina Hamilton, Bookkeeper
Christina has been married to Tobias since 2002. They knew each other for many years because Christina’s brother is Tobias best friend. At her brothers wedding, Christina was the maid of honor and Tobias was the best man and as they say, the rest is history. She handles all of the book keeping for the company and helps our children with their musical instruments. The company runs a lot smoother with her expertise.
Cheryl Lewis, Office Manager
Cheryl and Tobias attended middle and high school together. They became reacquainted when their children attended the same elementary school. Cheryl does all of the scheduling for Tobias, the other technicians and piano movers. Everyday she keeps the company running smoothly so all of the customers needs are met. The company receives many compliments in regards to her customer service.
Rosie Park, Shop Manager
Rosie is Tobias and Christina’s Aunt. She manages the piano rebuilding facility and helps keep everything organized in the shop. Whenever anyone needs something, she is the one that knows where it is. Rosie does a little bit of everything; preps the piano for refinishing, replaces keytops, polishes hardware and much more. She creates custom string covers and has gained vast knowledge of pianos through the years. Aunt Rosie is a huge asset to the company.
Fernando Osorio, former Steinway Piano Technician
Fernando started his career at Steinway piano factory in 1968. He worked in the action and damper department in the factory for 20 years. Ten years go he retired and moved to West Palm Beach and started with this company 8 years ago. Fernando has a wealth of knowledge with pianos and has excelled the company since he joined. Besides being a great part of the company, he is a true friend to everyone he works with. The company would not be as successful as it is without him.
Jim Rickson, Master Piano Technician and Piano Teacher
Jim is an excellent piano technician and learned piano technology from skilled technicians and also from Yamaha’s little red school house. He has tuned for the Boston pops, numerous concert halls and many universities in South Florida. His piano playing ability is exceptional. Customers always love to hear him play the pianos when they come in to purchase one.
Ric Plouffe, Master Piano Technician
Ric is an excellent piano tuner that helps Tobias when he is not available for tunings. His background of music started at the age of 4 Ric started his career as a piano technician in 1998 and has worked with some of the best piano technicians along the east coast of the United States. Working with Hamilton Piano Company is a natural extension to both the mechanical and musical aspects of his experience.
Don Banks, Piano Mover
Don has been moving pianos for over 25 years. His experience and knowledge serves the company well because moving a piano is not an easy task, even though he may make it look easy. He has been with he company for several years and has proven to be a great help with moving all of the customers pianos and all the of the concert rental pianos.
Charles McCray, Piano mover
Charles has also been moving pianos for over 25 years. His expertise has made him a huge asset to the company. He started with the company several years ago and we continuously receive compliments on his customer service and professionalism.
Raul Lerma, Piano Mover
Raul is another qualified piano mover for the company. He also helps in the shop with work that needs to get done and is a fantastic worker. Whenever he can, he is always available to help anyone at the shop. Since he has joined the company, it has helped get jobs and piano moves done more efficiently.
Ricardo Medina, Piano Refinisher
Ricardo has been refinishing high end pianos for over 20 years and he was trained by a former Steinway refinisher. He is very knowledgeable of Re-veneering, color matching and refinishing. There are very few piano refinishers that know how to do the quality of work he does and since he has joined the company, customers have been very pleased with the work he has provided.