Eric Nikiforoff, originally from Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada, moved to Bismarck,North Dakota in 1975 and attended the University of Mary where he studied music education, emphasis on percussion.
During his ten years in retail piano sales, he became a Wurlitizer Piano Specialist in 1983. In 1989, Eric began his training for piano tuning and repair with Robert Stephenson, RPT in a program through University of North Dakota.
Eric became a full-time, self-employed tuner/technician in 1989. That same year he also became an American citizen. Having passed all the required tests, Eric became a Registered Piano Technician (RPT) in 1994. He graduated from the Yamaha Little Red Schoolhouse service seminar, Yamaha's invitation-only in-house training for piano technicians in Buena Park, California in 1995. He is a Certified Installer for Dampp-Chaser® Piano Climate Control Systems Wapin Bridge Systems
A member of the Piano Technicians Guild since 1990, Eric has attended seminars and conventions throughout the United States and Canada. He has taught courses in tuning, repair and regulating at the local, regional and national levels. Of special interest, Eric developed a tuning method that has been taught at several regional and national conferences and was published in the Piano Technicians Guild Journal 2009.
Eric has served many years on national Piano Technicians Guild (PTG) committees while maintaining active membership in the North Dakota Chapter, Central West Region.
As a Registered Piano Technician, Eric continues his ongoing training to continually bring you the highest quality standards of piano tuning and repair.
What is an RPT?
A Registered Piano Technician (RPT) has passed a series of rigorous examinations on the maintenance, repair, and tuning of pianos. Only RPTs are authorized by The Piano Technicians Guild to display the logo containing the words "Registered Piano Technician."
"Registered Piano Technicians are professionals who have committed themselves to the continual pursuit of excellence, both in technical service and ethical conduct."
What is the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG)?
The Piano Technicians Guild is the largest nonprofit organization serving piano tuners, technicians, and craftsmen throughout the world, organized to promote the highest possible service and technical standards among piano tuners and technicians. PTG sponsors meetings, seminars, workshops and conventions, and publishes a monthly technical magazine the Piano Technicians Journal which features a wealth of technical information ranging from useful hints to in-depth instruction on tuning, repairing and rebuilding. Source:http://www.ptg.org/