Member profile – meet Bryce Clark
What is your business?
My business, Clark Piano Services, offers piano tuning and a host of our services related to acoustic pianos. For the playability and tone of a piano, we offer regulation and voicing, and to return a piano to its former glory (think of all the issues a 100 year old machine with 10,000 parts might have!) we offer rebuilding and restoration. We can also help you to buy or sell a piano.
How did you come to start the business?
After working in the music industry in Melbourne, I enrolled in a piano technology course, finishing in 2011. Over the next 2 years I worked for a local piano store, then launched my own business, initially providing piano maintenance for the same store.
What brought you to Bellingen?
My partner grew up here and we made many trips up to Bellingen before finally deciding to make the move in late 2019.
How has COVID affected your business?
Pianos being something of a luxury item, we depend on a strong local economy. Since moving here, I had been trying to build up a client base from Port Macquarie to Grafton, while also travelling down to Melbourne to look after existing clients. This obviously dried up with travel restrictions and people tightening their belts.
You’ve just joined the Chamber Board — what prompted you to join and what are you hoping to contribute to the Chamber?
Being new in town I really want to get involved in the local community, but unfortunately I’m from Victoria so don’t speak rugby. I’ve previously been involved in boards in Melbourne for the Piano Tuners & Technicians Guild, as general committee member, secretary and vice president over 5–6 years. I’m hoping that Bellingen Chamber can make use of my experience to become bigger and better.