location: Brooklyn, New York
After graduating from Indiana University, where I studied Jazz Pedagogy at the Jacob School of Music under the late iconic David Baker, I moved to New York to pursue my passion: playing and studying piano in the mecca of music.
Soon after, I began apprenticing with master craftsman Brian Whiton at Big Wrench Piano Care. I worked closely with him and other technicians to learn how to rebuild and tune pianos. I then had the opportunity to work for the legendary Steinway & Sons company, where I learned more about piano rebuilding from a tradition of multigenerational artisans, and did piano sales and consulting.
As a pianist, piano teacher, and piano tuner, I wanted to create an outlet in Brooklyn for those who are seeking risk-free, reliable, and beautiful pianos.
Prosper Pianos is the culmination of a lifelong dream and love affair with music. The company is named after my father, Prosper Namias, who changed the course of my life when he bought the family a piano. I’m now proud to be a part of that process for others.
Over the course of my career, I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the most influential pianists in New York City:
-Lee Konitz & Dan Tepfer