Elizabeth Ward

Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Piano Technician
Company Name
Ward & Probst Piano & Organ Service

Elizabeth Ward and her husband, Dale Probst, brought their love of pianos and their backgrounds as tuner and technicians together to form Ward & Probst Piano & Organ Service in Wichita Falls, Texas. Since she was a young girl, the piano has been a big part of her life.  Her father established the Kelly Ward Piano & Organ Store, where she cut her teeth as a technician.  Since 1975, Elizabeth has been an active member of the Piano Technicians Guild.  In 1984, she was asked by Kimball Piano Company to service both Kimball and Bösendorfer concert grands that were provided for the Louisiana World Exposition in New Orleans.  As a partner in business with her husband, she continues to service pianos with her mantra that each tuned piano allows someone else in the world to make music.