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Dan Frank

Piano Technician

University of Tennessee
School of Music
G041 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-4040
Phone: 865-974-4885

Dan Frank has been working as a concert piano technician since 1970. He held full-time piano technician positions at Eastern Illinois University, the University of Michigan, and Hammell Music and Steinway Piano Gallery, before coming to the University of Tennessee.

Dan has tuned and prepared pianos for live performances by Leonard Bernstein, Andre Watts, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., the Bare Naked Ladies, John Denver, President Gerald Ford, Byron Janis, Emil Gilels, Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock, Billy Taylor, Ramsey Lewis, and many more. He also worked on the pianos for major recordings such as Aretha Franklin “Live at the Music Hall Theater Detroit,” Bolcom and Morris “Black max, Lime Jello, Caberet Songs,” Bolcom-Albright “Ragtime Back to Back,” Theodore Letvin “Beethoven Triple Concerto,” Jerome Rose “Franz Liszt Favorites,” and Rebeccah Mcdonald “Sacred songs,” among others.

In addition to tuning pianos, Dan has been involved with many other aspects of music, including singing and acting for the Dexter Community Players, where he was president. Dan has acted as church musician, pianist, accompanist, substitute organist, and choir director, among other roles with a number of organizations.

Dan has been married to Rev. Nancy Frank for 45 years, and is a proud parent and grandparent of three children and five grandchildren.

  • BM in Music Theory – University of Michigan
  • Advanced Piano Training – Steinway Piano Factory, New York

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