I can't resist. I love my husband and I am always proud of him. So here is a newspaper article that came out in the Sacramento Bee Sunday, February, 28. The title is "Q&A with Mondavi Center piano tuner Brad Larson." It is by Bee writer, Edward Ortiz and is a series of questions he asked my husband. (So he is a little younger in my picture)
When pianist Leon Fleisher sits down at the 9-foot-long Steinway at the Mondavi Center, few realize that a tuner has slaved over the voicing and tuning of that instrument that same day. Brad Larson, who is nearing his 50th year in the business, keeps the Mondavi's three concert Steinways in tip-top shape. The Bee caught up with the 67-year-old piano tuner.
When did the passion for tuning begin?
At home. My first attempt at tuning was in my early teens when I purchased an autoharp and spent hours upon hours trying to tune the darned thing. From that I learned to hear the difference between pitches that were in tune or synch with each other.