Growing up in the US Virgin Islands, Leal Sylvester had never considered piano technology as a career until a piano tuner came into his high school choir room to tune a piano. Because Leal liked to work with tools, had a strong musical aptitude and a great ear, his choir director suggested Leal talk with the tuner about piano tuning as a career option. Knowing the School of Piano Technology for the Blind specialized in working with blind individuals sealed the deal for Leal. He applied, and upon acceptance to the school, immediately enrolled. Leal returned to the school as our Director of Instruction Intern in August 2016 and will work closely with Don Mitchell to learn the curriculum and teaching methodology of our program before assuming the position of Director of Instruction upon Don’s retirement.