Professional History

In 1977 Doshie Powers apprenticed with David McCord at his piano rebuilding shop in Boston. She continued her education under the tutelage of Tom Sheehan at Berklee College of Music as a work-study student until 1980. In the more than 40 years Doshie has been in business, she has worked in private homes, on cruise ships, as well as for stage, television, concert halls, and recording studios. Her experience includes piano tuning and restoration for two prominent Boston universities and over 10 years at Milton Academy's Music and Performing Arts Department.

​One of the highlights of Doshie’s career was an opportunity to raise money to outfit and help establish the Newton Hunt Piano Technology School in Havana, Cuba in 2000.

Doshie Powers Pianos

Professional Affiliations

  • Piano Technicians Guild Boston Chapter member since 1986
  • Chief Examiner for the Piano Technicians Guild Bench Test 2002-2007
  • President, Boston Chapter of the Piano Technicians Guild 2009-2011
  • Occupational Specialist, Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges 2019
  • Delegate to the Piano Technicians Guild National Convention 2011 and Alternate Delegate 2009
  • Registered Piano Technician since 1988
  • Member of Broadcast Music, Inc.  (BMI)
  • Grantee of American Composers Forum 2005 for the In Her Own Words Project

​​Doshie also works with M. Steinert & Sons preparing Steinway grand pianos for concert performances at venues in and around Boston: ​ ​

  • ​The Plymouth Memorial Hall
  • Berklee Performance Center
  • The Wilbur Theatre
  • Boston Symphony Hall
  • Paramount Theatre
  • Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
  • Boston Convention Center
  • Hynes Convention Center 

Artists Doshie has worked with include:

  • Irish Tenors
  • Brad Mehldau
  • Nobuyuki Tsujii, Van Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medalist, 2009
  • Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and Benjamin Zander
  • Randy Newman
  • Bruce Hornsby
  • Jonathan Biss
  • Judy Collins
  • Yo Yo Ma
  • Fred Hersch
  • Gabriella Montero
  • Gilbert Kalish
  • Dawn Upshaw
  • Harry Connick, Jr
  • Bernadette Peters
  • The Boston Pops Orchestra
  • Lyle Lovett
  • Steve Martin
  • Martin Short
  • Brockton Symphony Orchestra
  • Deborah Voigt
  • Mark Morris
  • Stephen Drury