Apparently, I’m Famous (Part 2)
On Thursday, October 13th, the following article appeared in The Toronto Star:
Thanks to Tom Henheffer for not only writing the article, but also taking the initiative to find and interview me. I do however want to clarify something: I never said that I was”Toronto’s Priciest Piano Tuner”, nor did I say “It’s hard to keep up” (being the priciest). What I did say is: “I am one of the most expensive piano tuners in the city, and unashamedly so.” I am not trying to be the most expensive, I’m trying to be the best I can be, and be paid fairly for a hard-won skill and thirty-five years of experience. I purposefully placed this line in my welcome post so that I could weed out the clients who didn’t care about quality. There are many tuners who are under-charging. That’s why I said, although it was paraphrased: “If someone complains about the price, I cheerfully suggest they try someone else.”
This article was an expanded reprint of an article Tom did a few months ago for Inside Toronto. In that article, you might notice, no mention of me being the priciest was made, and I was not re-interviewed for the second article. I’m not complaining though, It’s a great article. I just hope I don’t come off as being a money-grubbing capitalist. I’m just trying to make a decent living.
Just in case you’re interested, here’s a link to Apparently, I’m Famous (Part 1) It’s much funnier than Part 2.