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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

RENNER GRAND ACTION MODEL! Tool case with over $200.00 of tools in it, (Tools for free). Both the prices for the Action Model and the tool case have been cut by more than half. Both are in pristine condition, hardly touched.". Call Ryan at 623.879.2008 or email me at ryanthiss@hotmail.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 white; 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
JAYMART PIANO WHOLESALERS have accumulated many grand and vertical case parts of various wood veneers in plain and art styles: lids, legs, music racks, benches/stools. Duo Art and Ampico piano rolls plus other rolls Wholesale lot price is $5.00 to $75.00. I am interested in any trade-in pianos to add to my stock. We also have wholesale lot prices on genuine Steinway case parts available. Call Irv 800-411-2363 e-mail jaymartpianos@sbcglobal.net
 

Help Wanted

PianoCraft, LLC in Gaithersburg, MD seeks hard-working piano technicians to join their technical team.  Eligible applicants should possess solid training and experience in tuning, regulating, and client interaction. Applicants should have the aptitude and desire to learn, broaden their skill set, and produce the highest quality work as efficiently as possible.  Range of duties may include showroom prep, road service, action rebuilding, geometry corrections, and damper installation and regulation.
Competitive pay commensurate with abilities and experience. Benefit package includes health coverage, paid sick days and holidays, paid vacation, and PTG dues reimbursement for RPTs.  Serious applicants should set up a minimum day-long working interview where skill and potential can be assessed. 
“PianoCraft is an incubator for technicians that strive to the highest ideal of quality and innovation.” -Jude Reveley, RPT
“PianoCraft is iconic…If you want to do great work, this is the place to do it.” -Dale Erwin RPT
Please send inquiries to: keith@pianocraft.net. www.pianocraft.net

Interlochen Center for the Arts is looking to hire Piano Technicians for the 2017 camp season, 5/29/17-8/19/17. Housing and meals are provided for the duration of your employment. Must be a graduate of a certified training program or have a comparable combination of apprenticeship/work experience. Must provide own hand tools. RPT status is a plus Responsible for tuning, maintenance, repairs, regulation and voicing, wrapping new pianos with protective coverings, keeping accurate service logs, making observation rounds to prevent bench and piano damage or accidents which may include reporting broken windows and/or lights. To view the complete position description and apply visit www.interlochen.org/careers.
The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University is seeking to hire a Piano Technician. Responsible for concert level tuning, voicing, repair and action regulation, moving, cleaning and restringing of pianos for the Peabody Conservatory of Music.  This is a full time 12 month position.  Must have 3-5 years of experience with concert level tuning and voicing to meet professional artistic standards.  RPT certification is a plus.   To view the complete position description and to apply, please visit the Johns Hopkins University website:  https://jobs.jhu.edu/jhujobs/  job #  313135
Full time piano tuner/technician wanted. Melbourne,Fl. www.atlanticmusiccenter.com . Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume including availability and salary needs to: brianatlantic@bellsouth.net
The University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance is currently recruiting an experienced Piano Technician.  For more information and to apply please go to:  http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/137724/associate_piano_technician_i
Ball State University’s School of Music in Muncie, Indiana has an immediate need for a Piano Technician to tune and maintain all pianos at the university and manage ongoing refurbishment outsourcing of its extensive inventory. The ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, is essential.  An All-Steinway School, the 500-student School of Music has a piano inventory of approximately 100 pianos. There are several recently-constructed performance spaces that are some of the finest in the Midwest, housing a number of Steinway D concert grands whose daily maintenance will be central to this job description. The School of Music hosts approximately 300 concerts per year, including high profile events such as the Hastings International Piano Competition and artist series which feature first tier international performers. The university commitment to renewing and maintaining its collection of pianos is evidenced by both new acquisitions and an ongoing refurbishment program; over one million dollars spent on new Steinways in the last two years, and approximately fifty thousand dollars each year spent on outsourcing rebuilds.  The starting nonexempt salary is $62,400 annually with the opportunity to earn overtime. To apply for this job opportunity at Ball State University, please visit https://bsu.peopleadmin.com.
 
 

Service

IF AN OLD BOARD WENT FLAT, WHY COPY THAT? Soundboard duplication is just a bad idea! Chernobieff Soundboards give every piano more warmth, depth and longer sustains. Every board is precisely engineered to eliminate internal design flaws for maximum flexibility and strength. VISIT www.chernobieffpiano.com Contact Chris at 865-986-7720 or chrisppff@gmail.com
STEINWAY ACTION FRAME REBUILDING. New rails custom drilled, pre-threaded,  precision  positioned and soldered for consistent flange center locations; spread consistency (+/-) .009 in.  Custom frames to your specs. Action rebuilding, key proportion & touchweight designs. Remanufactured pianos & case design. Prompt turnaround.  Call, Jim Ialeggio, 978 425-9026, Shirley, MA.Email: jim@grandpianosolutions.com; www.grandpianosolutions.com

INTERNET SERVICES FOR PIANO TECHNICIANS. Web page creation and hosting. Facebook and Google ads. Online database creation and maintenance. Go to http://howtotunepianos.com/internet-services/ or call 1-866-678-8637. mark@howtotunepianos.com
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
STEINWAY RESTORATION BY CHUPP'S PIANO SERVICE, INC. Specializing in Premium Quality Steinway & Sons restorations. Established in 1975, we serve educational institutions, houses of worship, large organizations, and the individual pianist by locating, repairing, moving, or purchasing instruments in the national and international markets. Commissions offered to technicians for client referrals. Visit www.Chuppspianos.com or contact Dennis@chuppspianos.com, 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 

LINDEBLAD PIANO RESTORATION. Since 1920, the Lindeblad family has specialized in pianos. Complete piano restoration services available. Restoration services include: new soundboard installation, new strings, new pinblock, hard rebronzing, complete action restoration with new parts, meticulous regulation and voicing, custom hand rubbed refinishing and more. 10 year warranty & Nationwide shipping. VISIT US ONLINE- www.lindebladpiano.com. Contact us at 888-58-PIANO or info@lindebladpiano.com, LINDEBLAD PIANO RESTORATION

STEINWAY ACTION FRAME RAILS resoldered, replaced, and/or repositioned. We can also make new custom-made Steinway action frames to your specifications. For price list contact John Dewey Enterprises Inc. 861 E. 2900 North Road. Penefield, IL 61862. Phone 217-595-5535. jdent@hughes.net.
PIANO KEY RESTORATION, .075 Tops w/Fronts - $195.00, German Tops w/Fronts - $225.00, 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, www.walkerpiano.com E-mail: kirk@walkerpiano.com.
QUALITY PIANO KEY SERVICE. Tops w/fronts, white - $195; German tops w/fronts, white or cream - $225; 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; wederby50@yahoo.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.

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Training

The College of Music at Florida State University is pleased to announce two assistantship openings in Piano Technology for Fall 2017. Recipients of these awards will receive a full tuition waiver for four semesters of study as well as an $11,000+ annual stipend. Qualified candidates will have completed a Certificate in Piano Study and hold an undergraduate degree in music. The Master of Arts with emphasis in Piano Technology, the only one of its kind in the United States, is a two-year, full-time degree program. This program provides advanced, graduate level training in piano technology and develops students' experiences within one of the most comprehensive music colleges in the country.Preference given to candidates who apply by March 1 and will continue until position is filled. For more information, email musicadmissions@fsu.edu.
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
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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

STEINWAY & SONS GRANDS WANTED! Chupp’s Piano Service offers the highest cash, trade-in value, or consignments for Steinway & Sons grand pianos, regardless of condition or location. We offer commissions to technicians who locate Steinway grands for us. Email: Dennis@chuppspianos.com or call (888)831-5820. Visit www.Chuppspianos.com

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