Kathy Smith has been a staff member at CSULB since 1984, when she was appointed as a piano technician. She holds a BM in music education and performance from Michigan State University and is a Registered Piano Technician and Certified Tuner Examiner with the Piano Technician Guild, Inc.
Prior to her Long Beach appointment, Ms. Smith worked as a piano technician at Michigan State University and at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. Her areas of specialization include concert and performance tuning, voicing, and regulation; and she has taught a course on piano technology at CSULB. She has been an invited instructor and presenter at the national as well as regional and local meetings of the Piano Technician's Guild, has published articles in the Piano Technician's Journal, and is active as a regional Steinway concert tuner.