About Us

Tom was invited by John Watson to beta-test Clinkscale Online when it went public in 2011 and has been involved ever since. After serving twenty years as Senior Piano Technician at San Francisco State University, Tom shifted his focus to early keyboard instruments. 
Tom Winter: WinterEarlyPianos.com 

Michele joined the Clinkscale Online team in 2011. With John Watson and others, she serves on the board of MIRCAT (Musical Instrument Research Catalog), a not-for-profit organization that supports selected free online digital archives and databases related to historical musical instruments.

Carolyn joined the team in 2022. Her experience includes work as a senior editor for The Grove Dictionary of American Music, focusing on instruments and their makers, and service in various capacities for AMIS (American Musical Instrument Society), including several terms as Secretary and one as President. 

Bobby began his studies at the Purchase Conservatory of Music in New York, where he discovered his penchant for historical instruments. At McGill University in Montreal, he continued this interest with research on historical keyboard instruments, undertaking a two-year research project at Montreal’s CIRMMT laboratory. At the Orpheus Institute in Ghent, Bobby collaborated on a project working with a recently created replica of Beethoven’s Erard piano, where his role was to carry out high-speed investigations of its piano action. Bobby then worked at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston collection of musical instruments, first as department coordinator and then as Pappalardo Assistant Curator of Musical Instruments. He became Photos Editor for Clinkscale Online in 2022.

John worked with Martha Clinkscale to publish her database of early pianos on the internet in 2010 and served as principal site designer and administrator until 2021 when he moved on to develop a sister site, Boalch-Mould Online. John is retired conservator and curator of musical instruments at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and continues to provide technical support to Clinkscale Online.