Derek joined Yankee Piano Service in 2021. He is a full-time music educator, as well as a talented pianist and piano technician. He graduated from the University of Valley Forge with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. While in college, he often tuned pianos during the summer and weekends, a skill that he learned under the mentorship of his grandfather, who worked as a part-time piano technician for many years. Beginning in 2015, as an independent piano technician, Derek amassed a variety of clients, including educational institutions, places of worship, and private residences. In addition to tuning pianos and teaching music, he also serves as Church Pianist at Immanuel Chapel in Upton, and he hopes to maintain a lifelong career in music.