Anne Garee, Program Director for Piano Technology, came to Florida State University as a piano technician in 1983 and joined the faculty in 2004. Along with her concert tuning and restoration duties, Ms. Garee has enjoyed a 29 year teaching career in the College of Music offering a series of piano technology courses for pianists and piano technicians. She is an active clinician in the U.S. with yearly invitations to present at conventions throughout the country. Her international teaching experiences have included technical courses for pianists and technicians in Costa Rica as part of the University’s FloRica Program, an invitation by the Carter Center in Atlanta to formulate a Piano Technology course for teachers of the blind in mainland China, and most recently presentations in Denmark, Canada, and New Zealand. Thanks to a strong Early Music Program at The Florida State University, she has enjoyed working with harpsichords, clavichords, fortepianos and square grands and their historical temperaments and tuning systems.
She designed and implemented the Piano Technology track within the Master of Arts degree program in the College of Music at FSU. This program is the first of its kind anywhere and affords graduate students the unusually rich experience of working with students and faculty in a comprehensive school of music. Past graduates of the program are now employed in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
Ms. Garee holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and completed a three year apprenticeship program for the Certificate in Piano Technology from the Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She is a Registered Piano Technician with the Piano Technicians Guild. Anne has additional training from Steinway and Yamaha working with concert technicians and digital acoustics instructors.