Cameron Steinmetz studies with the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology and is an apprentice of Allan H. Day, RPT. He is a native of Norwood, Massachussets and an alumnus of Green Mountain College with a BA in Music & Theatre.
An avid singer and actor, Steinmetz has appeared in various operas, oratorios and musicals throughout the state of Vermont. He sings tenor in the Vermont Symphony Orchestra's Ah! Cappella educational vocal quartet, and is the Director of Music Ministry at Charlotte Congregational Church.
His life as a pianist began at the age of 4, when he began playing by ear the songs he heard on TV. Not long after, he was playing ragtime like his father and grandmother before him. Studying classical repertoire in college inspired him to learn more about pianos, as his late stepfather (and piano teacher) Paul was a piano tuner and organ technician, amongst many other things. This interest brought him to piano technology one fateful evening when talking with a friend made through singing with Maple Jam, Vermont's jazz a cappella octet. That led to his current apprenticeship in Williston, during which he's helped to rebuild, restore and regulate several Steinway grand pianos.
He lives in Williston, VT with his wife Allison, where he practices tuning and repair on a 1911 Steinway Model O baby grand and a 1970 Yamaha P-22. He is working both in the home and in the field toward becoming an RPT, or Registered Piano Technician. One day he hopes to have his own rebuilding workshop, but for now his focus is on tuning, voicing, regulation, appraisals, cleanings and Dampp-Chaser installations.