Welcome to an enlightening conversation with Jim Wilson, an award-winning Yamaha recording artist, concert piano technician, and author!

As one of the most prominent and sought-after piano technicians in the world, Jim worked closely with big-name artists like Van Cliburn, Lang Lang, Chick Corea, Ivo Pogorelic, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Carole King, and Barbara Streisand to ensure their pianos were perfectly tuned and ready for both recording and live performances, whether at home or on stages around the globe.

Tune in for an exhilarating upcoming episode where we’ll dive into Jim’s journey from a challenging childhood in Amarillo, Texas, to his status as a renowned musician and the go-to piano technician for the celebs!

In our revealing interview, we’ll cover:

  • ✅ Jim’s experiences working on pianos for the world’s most acclaimed artists in their homes and premier concert venues.
  • ✅ His friendships with legends like Chick Corea and Elton John.
  • ✅ The unique technical challenges Jim has faced while tuning pianos for renowned musicians.
  • ✅ Jim’s role in pioneering the first MIDI adapter for acoustic pianos.
  • ✅ His impressive music career, including four Billboard Top-20 albums.
  • ✅ A sneak peek at his latest book, Tuned In – Memoirs of a Piano Man: Behind the Scenes with Music Legends and Finding the Artist Within

📺 This episode is also available in video format on our YouTube channel!



Greetings, piano lovers! I’m Yukimi Song, your host from NYC. Every fortnight, join me as I delve deep into the world of PIANO with groundbreakers from the classical music industry. Our mission? To provide a platform for classical musicians and educators to reflect and discuss how to keep our industry robust and relevant in this rapidly changing world and move it forward in the post-pandemic era.

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