Owner, Piano Craftsman
Registered Member, Piano Technicians Guild, Inc
James (Jim) McGehee has worked full-time in the piano business since 1976. He moved to Denmark in 1979 where he established Mattson & McGehee Pianovaerkstedet, a full service piano business, which became one of the most productive piano sales, service and restoration workshops in Scandinavia.
Jim received extensive training at Steinway & Sons Park Royal London workshop and has presented classes at the European Piano Technicians Guild’s national convention. As a concert tuner and technician, he has serviced instruments for the Royal Danish Orchestra and the Royal Danish Music Conservatory and has prepared concert Steinways for world renowned pianists including Alfred Brendel, Krystian Zimmerman, Andras Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida, Alicia de Larrocha, and Olli Mustonen. Jim moved back to the United States in 1998 where he worked briefly for Steinway of San Francisco before moving back to his home town of Little Rock Arkansas. In Little Rock, Jim established McGehee Piano with his son Max selling and servicing pianos throughout the state.
Jim’s passion for chamber music has lead him to established several chamber music societies including “Music on the Hill” in San Francisco. Jim is a Registered Piano Technician with the Piano Technicians Guild and has written articles for the Piano Technicians Journal and given numerous educational presentations for piano technicians and piano teachers.