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Soundboard Press for Sale 4'7" by 7'5". Solid Steel Frame. Ideal for making soundboards for all sizes. Bottom is shaped to make the perfect crown on a soundboard. Included are go bars and some rib stock. $1750. Call 215-943-8210 for more info
Square Grand piano for sale near Taos, NM.  IN TUNE - see video, pics, & contact info at www.fretmapp.com/en/Square-Grand-Piano-4sale.html

PIANO COVERS BY ALICIA. Formerly with APSCO, her covers are rapidly becoming the cover of choice. We offer six types of material-all covers custom made. Color bench pads available. Great looking-affordable prices-fast service. Brochure Available. AMERICAN PIANO COVERS LLC, PO Box 456 Clifton, NJ 07015. (T) 973-246-9144 (F) 973-246-9264; knightwing710@yahoo.com

PIANOS INSIDE OUT, "the most ambitious book on piano technology ever written" (PTJ, April 2013) is a comprehensive guide covering modern approaches to piano tuning, repairing, regulating, and rebuilding. Included are topics on piano history, ETD tuning, inharmonicity, touch improvement, modern lubricants, string leveling, voicing, soundboard impedance, grand piano moving, and institutional maintenance. Look inside and order at www.pianosinsideout.com

SPECIALIZED GRAND PIANO DOLLIES & DURABLOCK PINBLOCK PANELS. Our dollies feature heavy duty construction with individual support to each leg. High grade, locking non-marking casters. The best design on the market today! Visit ChuppsPianos.com/Dolly for photos and more information. Durablock Pinblocks are constructed of clear, northern hard maple and are of the highest grade possible. Highly prized for their ‘pin feel’ and stability of construction. For more information visit BestPinblock.com. – Dennis Chupp, 888-831-5820 – Dennis@chuppspianos.com.

FANDRICH-RHODES WEIGHT BENCH TOUCH WEIGHT CALCULATOR. Computes and predicts Touchweight, Action Ratio, and Inertial Touch Force. Brings action rebuild predictability and performance to a consistently high level.  $740 for complete kit with software.  $275 for software upgrade for Weightbench owners. Fandrich & Sons Pianos, 360-652-8980, fandrich@fandrich.com  For more information visit:  www.mypianotech.com/wb. Purchase at www.fandrich.com

SPECIALIZING IN CUSTOM RESTORATION & SALE OF VINTAGE PIANOS. Since 1920, the Lindeblad family has specialized in pianos. They have restored and sold pianos to clients all across the country. 10 Year Warranty & Nationwide Delivery Over 90 pianos for sale with brands like Steinway, Mason & Hamlin, Chickering, Baldwin & Knabe. VISIT US ONLINE - www.lindebladpiano.com. Contact us at 888-58-PIANO or info@lindebladpiano.com. LINDEBLAD PIANO RESTORATION 

FAULK TUNING HAMMERS. Lightweight, balanced with exotic wood handles and titanium/carbon fiber shafts. Will custom make to your requirements. Call Charles Faulk, RPT, at 479-855-9595  or e-mail: charles@FaulkPiano.com. Web address: www.FaulkPiano.com

DAWSON STRING COVERS. Handmade and cut-Lowest Prices-FINEST 100% WOOL FELT, Custom made to fit available in black,dark brown, medium brown, tan, royal blue, medium blue, burgundy or red; Serged edges with your choice of several beautiful decorative stitches. Serving Piano Technicians over 20 years. Flyers provided at no charge for technicians. "WE HAVE JUST ACQUIRED THE FORMER EDWARDS STRING COVERS COMPANY TEMPLATES. We now have over 1200 templates in stock" . For pricing and more information www.dawsonstringcovers.com

VINTAGE CASE PARTS specializes in reproduction case parts for your Steinway restorations: toplids, legs, lyres, lyre props, music desks and desk frames, keyslips and lid props. OUR NEWEST OFFERING!: Steinway’s Empire Style Legs for models A-D. Visit www.vintagecaseparts.com. All made in the U.S.A. David G. Hughes, RPT. 443-522-2201.

NICK'S ACTION GEOMETRY PROGRAM IS BACK!! Major Upgrade. Discount to Current Users. Go to www.gravagne.com/AGP.doc for details. gravagnegang@att.net. NEW! NICK’S NIFTY KEY LEADS PROGRAM. New action but original keys? Don’t guess on what to do with the key leads. Go to www.gravagne.com/NNKLP.doc for details.
SANDERSON ACCU-TUNERS, including the SAT IV Consignment sale of used Accu-Tuners. Call for details. Rick Baldassin, 801-322-4441. rick@baldassinpianos.com

RESTORED STEINWAY & SONS GRANDS. Chupp’s Piano Service offers completely restored and original condition Steinway & Sons and other quality pianos. Our world-class pianos are capable of satisfying the most discriminating artist. Our team can also locate the brand your client desires. Visit www.Chuppspianos.com. Commissions offered to technicians for client referrals. Contact Dennis@chuppspianos.com. (888) 831-5820
FALCONWOOD PINBLOCKS. The most stable and durable material on the market for holding tuning pins. Duplication and custom thickness services available. Also drill bits and ½” and 3/8” Falconwood plugs. For free consultation call Tim Dixon (414)-587-9629. More info at www.greatlakespianosupply.com  Email: service@greatlakespianosupply.com

 

 

Help Wanted

Artistic Piano Service, LLC is accepting applications for a full-time piano technician for our expanding service business. RPT or equivalent preferred, with at least 5 years’ experience. Must have excellent people skills and work well in a team setting. The perfect candidate will have the self-discipline and drive to work alone without supervision. Problem-solving skills and excellent mechanical aptitude is a must. Knowing everything isn’t as important as being teachable.  You’ll be working with a seasoned RPT with 36 years’ experience, and the willingness to mentor. Service area is Southeastern Wisconsin, and reimbursement of moving expenses is negotiable. Salary commensurate with experience and ability. Waterford, WI is our home, and has amazing schools and beautiful landscape - perfect for a family to settle!  Come join our team, and enjoy a beautiful career and life. To apply, please contact Eric or Rachel at ArtisticPianoLLC@gmail.com
Faust Harrison Pianos is looking to hire full time piano tuners for work in our expanding service department.  We cover the NYC metro area with a wide variety of customers.  We have positions available for field tuner/technicians and higher level voicing technicians.  Salary commensurate with experience and ability.  Please apply to Hillary@FaustHarrisonPianos.com

Faust Harrison Pianos is looking to hire a full time Chief Concert Technician to help service our high end pianos and clientele.  Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience, work well in a team setting, and assist in the continuing education of our technical staff.  Salary commensurate with experience and ability.  For further information or to apply please contact Hillary@FaustHarrisonPianos.com
The Department of Music at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada seeks to hire a full-time piano technician. Reporting to the Assistant Chair, Administration of the Department of Music and in consultation with the Department Chair, the piano technician undertakes complete responsibility for the maintenance and care of the department’s approximately 100 keyboard instruments. Attention to detail and the ability to interpret artistic needs are paramount. The Department of Music depends on the piano technician to perform duties at the highest level to maintain the artistic integrity required of its faculty and students in their academic pursuits.
The position requires demonstrable skill and intense concentration in fast paced, high volume work setting. The ability to manage multiple priorities is critical. The piano technician must also exhibit excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism in all aspects of communication.   
This position offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more information, please visit: http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/S110936441/
The Brigham Young University School of Music in Provo Utah seeks to hire a full time piano technician to maintain and care for the piano inventory, and to support the faculty, students, and guest artists with their teaching and performances. The technician’s responsibilities include assisting the piano shop manager maintain and care for the piano inventory and train and supervise student employees.
Should be a Registered Piano Technician, completed a formal piano technology training program or 5 years combined tuning and service experience (institutional, dealer technician, or private practice), have proficiency in concert level tuning, voicing, and regulation, have knowledge of piano rebuilding techniques, and good people relation skills. Job close date: Open until filled.
Brigham Young University, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin or veteran status, or against qualified individuals with disabilities. All University employees are required to abide by the standards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Strong preference is given to members of the sponsoring church. To apply, visit: yjobs.byu.edu, click on “Search Staff/Admin Jobs,” and enter Job ID 74106 into the search bar.
 

Service

PIANO APPRAISALS that  meet all legal and industry (USPAP) standards.  A well known RPT and piano restorer for the past 40 years is offering appraisals for PTG members and their customers. Years of experience writing appraisals for private clients, insurance companies, attorneys and CPA’s. My evaluations adhere to strict rules and regulations of the IRS and meet legal requirements.  I offer all forms of appraisals with emphasis on Estate, IRS charitable donations and Insurance Replacement. Let’s work together on your appraisal projects. For more information call Leopold Holder,  members Appraisers Association of America, 646 637 2266 or email at Leoholder3@yahoo.com
TOP - NOTCH SOUNDBOARD REPLACEMENT & REBUILDING. New Soundboards, Bridge Re-Capping/Duplication service, Pinblocks - mortised, openfaced, and multi-layered.Structural repairs and complete rebuilding to your specifications.Uprights and Grands of all makes and models. Quality Craftsman ship at fair prices. Contact: Mark j Phillips @ 570-506-0309, phillips156@yahoo.com, phillipspianorestoration.com

FINE PIANO RESTORATION BY CHUPP’S PIANO SERVICE. Specializing in premium restorations with a focus on Steinway & Sons instruments. For over forty years we have served educational institutions, houses of worship, large organizations and individual pianists by assisting in locating, restoring, moving or purchasing instruments in the national and international markets. Commissions offered to technicians for client referrals. Visit us at ChuppsPianos.com. Get in contact via Dennis@ChuppsPianos.com or 888-831-5820.

ASHMORE  KEYBOARD RESTORATIONS: German keytops $375, bushings $185 both rails, bead blast keysticks $85; Sharps, backchecks, keyend felt, key sides repaired, etc. Email for price list. 530-273-8803. Caryl Christensen,Yvonne Ashmore, RPT, ashmore@gv.net , 12700 La Barr Meadows Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95949 

NATIONWIDE PIANO MOVING.  Lindeblad Piano Restoration. We offer long distance moving and climate-controlled shipping services through the US.  Contact us at 888-58-PIANO & info@lindebladpiano.com. 

PIANO KEY RESTORATION SINCE 1994, German Tops w/Fronts - $245.00, Gloss Sharps - $100.00, Bushings $150.00. Custom Made Keys, Steinway Warranty and Other Services Available. Contact for full price list. Free FedEx Gnd return shipping excluding HI/AK. WALKER PIANO KEY SERVICE, 789 St Rt 94 E, Fulton, KY 42041, 1-800-745-6819 or 270-241-0702, www.walkerpiano.com E-mail: kirk@walkerpiano.com.
QUALITY PIANO KEY SERVICE. Tops w/fronts, white - $215; German tops w/fronts, white or cream - $250; Plastic sharps - $100; Keybushing with premium cloth - $150; Recover backchecks, damper lift felt, and key repair. Free return shipping with prepayment, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Debra Legg, 5 Tarr's Lane West, Rockport. MA 01966, 978-546-8428;  debra.legg@gmail.com 
RONSEN PIANO HAMMERS Manufactured in the U.S.A. since 1958. Four types of felt to meet your needs: Weickert Special, Wurzen AA, Bacon, and VFG. All Hammers custom manufactured. Custom boring and shaping. Tokiwa shanks. Most orders shipped in 3 to 5 business days. Ronsen Piano Hammer Co., 21 Edwards Lane, Boiceville, NY 12412. 800-864-0233, ray@ronsenhammer.com, www.ronsenhammer.com.
BESIDES TOP NOTCH GERMAN KEYTOP replacement, quick service and affordable pricing ($250) I'll polish capstans, return ivory, include a new demo keytop AND return shipping is free with your enclosed check.  All work done by a veteran RPT, me, Mike Kurta.  Try me just once, call 231-421-1816 or www.keytops.net. 
WEBSITES FOR PIANO TECHNICIANS. Let us help you expand your tuning business with a new website! We offer 54 design options to choose from. You select your design, and we’ll customize your new site to your business. Our professional websites are affordable, starting at only $89 plus $14.95 for monthly hosting and customer service. To find out more, visit www.PianoTunerWebsites.com or call us at 800-533-7998.
 
 

Training

THE RANDY POTTER SCHOOL OF PIANO TECHNOLOGY. Home Study programs for beginning students, associate members studying to upgrade to Registered Piano Technician, and RPT's wanting to continue their education. Tuning, repairing, regulating, voicing, apprentice training, business practices. Top instructors  and materials. Call or write for information: RANDY POTTER, RPT; 61592 ORION DRIVE; BEND, OR 97702; 541-382-5411. randy@pianotuning.com, www.pianotuning.com.

The Minnesota School of Piano Technology is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections136A.821 to 136A.832.  Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. Classroom and individual instruction available. See web site for more info. www.Mnpianotech.com. Call 651-777-6718.

PIANO TECHNOLOGY AT NORTH BENNET STREET SCHOOL - Extensive piano technology training in two full-time, nine month programs. Basic Piano Technology includes tuning, regulation and in-home repairs and Advanced Piano Technology, open to Basic Piano graduates and applicants with comparable knowledge and skills, includes complete rebuilding of grand pianos, comprehensive piano service, advanced tuning and voicing. Exceptional training, small classes and individual attention. September admission. Accredited by ACCSC. Financial aid available for qualified applicants. Located in Boston's historic North End. Email: admissions@nbss.edu. Web: www.nbss.edu
The New York School of Piano Tuning, Service & Repair offers evening classes in piano technology at AC Pianocraft, New York City’s premier rebuilding shop.  Train with the some of the finest piano technicians and craftsmen in the profession.  Visit our website at www.nypianotuningschool.com for more information.  NYSOPT is registered with the New York State Department of Education.

Videos

Reyburn CyberTuner software visual tuning device videos. All videos including NEW iRCT classes are now FREE on YouTube at:  www.youtube.com/reyburnpiano

NOW IN DVD! Superior Instructional Tapes at www.PIANOTAPES.com. Jim Coleman, SR. 4 W. Del Rio Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282. PH: (480) 966-9159. Private tuning and regulation tutoring for PTG exam prep at my home is available at $200/day.
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Wanted

VINTAGE STEINWAYS WANTED. Preferably any built before 1950. We will pick up anywhere. Contact us at: 888-58-PIANO or www.lindebladpiano.com,  LINDEBLAD PIANO RESTORATION

WANTED!! DEAD OR ALIVE: ""Steinway Grands and Uprights.""Please call Ben Knauer, 1-800-257-4733 or e-mail:knauerpianos@aol.com
 

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