Mark Cerisano, RPT, B.Sc.(Mech.Eng), Dip.Ed.(Music)
Born: January 15th, 1965, North Bay, Ontario, Canada.
2006 Founded Mr. Tuner Piano Technician School
2005 Passed Registered Piano Technician Exams
2000 Began studying piano technology
1997-2005 High School Teacher, Ottawa, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
1992-1997 Professional Musician, Trumpet, Orchestra, Carnival Cruise Lines/Holland America Cruise Lines.
1990-1992 Faculty Program in Music, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
1989-1990 Design Engineer, Liquid Air Engineering, Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Paris, France.
1988-1989 Jazz Performance, Trumpet, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
1984-1988 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Mark tunes purely by ear and uses a double string, open unison, technique with Non-Speaking Length Analysis and Beat Speed Windows which produces very accurate, precise and stable tunings.
The open unison technique does not use a temperament mute strip and allows the technician to easily hear when unisons have drifted, allowing for corrections and resulting in very few, if any, out of tune unisons at the end of the tuning.
The double string technique (tuning two strings right away) also minimizes the effect of drifting unisons which can happen when one string is tuned to an interval and then the other two strings are tuned to the first string. (Called the Weinrich Effect).
Non-Speaking Analysis technique produces predictable and consistent stability and the soft blow technique reduces hearing loss and arm, wrist, and neck strain.
These techniques have been developed and perfected by Mark, although some other high level technicians may use combinations of similar techniques.
Mark is currently on a mission to encourage musicians to learn how to tune and repair pianos through this website, howtotunepianos.com, and his website, mrtuner.com