Melodic Pianos LLC is owned and operated by Mary Beth Tawes RPT. I am a Registered Piano Technician and am a member of the Board of Directors of the Washington DC Chapter of the Piano Technician’s Guild.
I studied piano technology with Rick Butler RPT who has done work with the National Symphony Orchestra and is a well know piano rebuilder. I enjoy playing a wide range of music including the works of Chopin, Beethoven and Joplin. I believe there is wonderful music to be found in all types of pianos, whether vertical or grand, large or small.
Music has always been my passion and I have performed as a soprano in many musical groups throughout my life. These include the University Choir at Virginia Tech, and choral groups in Knoxville, TN and Alexandria VA. I also enjoy listening to all types of classical music, whether orchestral, piano, or choral. I feel a special joy in hearing children perform, especially when I invite them to play their newly tuned piano.
Previous to my career in Piano Technology, I was in the field of Project Management. I received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.