Tom developed a passion for the piano at a very young age growing up in Springfield, Oregon. After completing his initial training in piano technology at Grayson County College, in Dennison Texas, he began his career as a piano technician in Eugene Oregon. Tom quickly gained respect for his piano tuning skills, and was soon named as head piano technician for Ricketts Music stores in Eugene and Roseburg Oregon.
In 1989 Ricketts Music closed their Eugene store to shift their focus to the Roseburg store only, soon after Tom relocated to Roseburg to work out of that store. While working for Ricketts Music Store in Roseburg, Tom began more advanced studies to achieve higher levels of learning in piano technology. In 1990 Tom passed his RPT exams, and built one of the largest customer bases in Oregon.
During his 15 years at Ricketts Music, Tom serviced pianos for many concerts and recitals, and worked with several of the top pianists and music legends of our time, including Johnny Cash, Ronnie Millsap, Joann Castle, Brenda Lee, Tom Grant, Lyle Lovett, David Nevue, Marc Cohn, David Lanz, John Nilsen, Aimee Man, Robert Cray, Bruce Hornsby, Mike Strickland, Pink Martini, Doug Oldham, and Wladimir Jan Kochanski.
Tom Turner is a Registered Piano Technician (RPT) who has been serving his loyal customers for over twenty-five years throughout Lane & Douglas County Oregon.