About Zane Omohundro
Zane Omohundro has spent his life around pianos. At the age of seven, he started taking classical lessons and developed a love of the instrument. Throughout high school, Zane was active in his school's jazz ensemble groups as a pianist. He continued to take private lessons at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
After graduating high school, Zane attended Webster University in St. Louis. Originally an English major, Zane quickly found his way into various music classes and ensembles at the university. His major changed to music and he graduated with a Bachelor's of Music degree in Jazz Piano Performance in 2008.
During college, Zane became interested in how pianos are tuned and maintained. His curiosity led to him enrolling at the Chicago School for Piano Technology, an intensive one year technical program covering piano tuning, regulation, and repair. After graduating in 2009, Zane moved to Columbia, Missouri and built a piano service company serving close to 500 clients over five years.
In 2013, Zane became a Registered Piano Technician through the Piano Technicians Guild. In 2014, his personal life took him to Lewiston, Maine where he continues to work on pianos, promote jazz education, and play the instrument he loves.
Articles about Zane Omohundro:
- Columbia Daily Tribune - June 9, 2014 - Columbia to lose a key member of musical scene
- Missouri School of Journalism - May 14, 2014 - Jazz Rep Lab offers setting for community to learn, perform music
- Columbia Daily Tribune - January 19, 2014 - Restoring Blind Boone's piano
- Columbia Missourian - Nov 5, 2012 - Jazz pianist absorbs aural tradition, then passes it along