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PIANO TILTER FOR UPRIGHT PIANOS. Simple convenient truck to handle upright pianos. One person can easily lay the piano on its back. Easily set up and locked with 2 wing nuts. Can also hold piano plate or other parts for painting. Open dimensions 56" long x 25 1/2 " wide. Atlanta area. Call 404-951-8739 or Email: purtzerpiano@yahoo.com.  $400 + shipping ( About 50 lbs.) 
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

DURABLOCK PINBLOCK PANELS & SPECIALIZED GRAND PIANO DOLLIES. 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. 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 more information. – 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.
WHOLESALE STEINWAYS & OTHER PIANOS. Chupp’s Piano Service has a number of ready to restore Steinway and other brands of pianos available at wholesale prices! Sign up for our technicians/rebuilders wholesale email list by emailing Dennis Chupp at Dennis@ChuppsPianos.com. Sign up today!
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

California State University, Sacramento seeks applicants for a full-time piano technician which will serve the School of Music with the complete responsibility for the care and maintenance of approximately 70 pianos. Responsibilities include periodic tuning, action regulation, and general repair of all instruments as well as the periodic rebuilding of grand pianos. The technician acts as a resource person on the staff maintaining the inventory of all pianos and advising in the purchase of new and replacement instruments. The position does include benefits including: health, vision, dental and retirement. See full information and apply online at https://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/4295 . Questions may be directed to Dr. Ernie Hills at hills@csus.edu or 916-278-5191.

Washington State University is looking for a piano technician responsible for tuning, maintaining, and repairing the (approximately 80) pianos owned by the School of Music. The most visible duty of the position includes tuning, regulating, and voicing all concert instruments, including two Fazioli and two Steinway concert grand pianos, for performances and frequent recording projects. Duties also include, but are not limited to: repairing instruments, including light to moderate rebuilding of the action, replacing worn or damaged parts, installation of new hammers, restringing, etc.; diagnosing an instrument's quality and condition; record-keeping; supervising moving of any pianos; occasional harpsichord tuning.
For minimum/preferred qualifications, compensation and benefits, and to apply please visit: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/46200. Review of applications begins July 22nd. Preferred starting date is August 16 but is negotiable. WSU is an EO/AA educator/employer. For more information about WSU please visit: wsu.edu.
Artistic Piano Service, LLC is accepting applications for a full-time piano technician for our expanding service business. RPT or equivalent preferred, but more importantly, someone who is great with people, has a heart to serve, and has excellent mechanical aptitude. The perfect candidate will have the self-discipline and drive to work alone without supervision, as we take pride in NOT micro-managing! Knowing everything isn’t as important as being teachable. You’ll be working with a seasoned RPT with 37 years’ experience, and the willingness to mentor. Service area is Southeastern Wisconsin, and reimbursement of moving expenses is negotiable. Generous salary and benefits commensurate with experience and ability. Waterford, WI is our home, and hasamazing 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

Allegro Pianos, a prominent retail piano business in Stamford, CT is seeking to hire full time/part time piano technicians for in store and field services. Starting compensation between $55,000 - $70,000 depending on candidate and qualifications. Must have reliable car. Send resumes to allegro@allegropianos.com

Furtados Music (India) Pvt. Ltd., India’s Biggest Piano Retailer and sole seller of Steinway & Sons, Pearl River & Samick Pianos, in India, is looking for a full-time Piano Tuner/Technician to Head the Piano Technology Division. The role will involve heading a team of trained technicians across the country. Email us on careers@furtadosonline.com. Read more here: https://bit.ly/2ChWBqd
The Piano Technician and Inventory/Maintenance Coordinator at Oklahoma City University is responsible for the overall performance and maintenance of the Bass School of Music’s piano inventory comprising 142 Steinway pianos.  This position prepares pianos through tuning, voicing, regulating, rebuilding, and regular maintenance to meet quality standards for a variety of performance needs for performers including students, faculty, and guest musicians.  The position is also responsible for coordinating maintenance schedules (including contract labor piano technicians) and performing maintenance to ensure that the piano inventory remains in optimal condition to facilitate the highest level of musical performance.  For a complete job description and to apply, please visit http://ocuemployment.silkroad.com
The George Mason University, Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas Virginia is seeking a Concert Piano Technician to tune, voice, regulate, and repair Steinway grand and upright pianos using specialized tools and instruments in accordance with professional standards and procedures. The ideal candidate will be a Registered Piano Technician. Required Qualifications: Demonstrable skill in piano repair techniques including knowledge of Steinway and Sons manufacturing and service procedures. Must possess significant demonstrated experience as a piano technician with a proven record of concert experience; and several years of experience tuning and regulating Steinway grand pianos.Preferred Qualifications: 
Registered Piano Technician (RPT) certification from the Piano Technician's Guild is strongly preferred; and Bachelor's degree in music
For more information and to apply, visit  https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/45708
 

Service

Reyburn CyberTuner software visual tuning device videos. All videos including NEW iRCT classes are now FREE on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/reyburnpiano
SENECA PIANO KEY. Quality key services at competitive prices. Sharps replaced, key bushing, and the finest key recovering at any price. Write or call for price list and information on quick return of your key work. Seneca Piano Key, Ted Oberhaus, 4977 Frontenac Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886; 607-387-3095

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 - 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 ($275) 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 800-533-7998.95.
 

Training

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.
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. www.pianotuning.com.

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Wanted

LOOKING TO PURCHASE A WELL-ESTABLISHED PIANO BUSINESS and expand to a second location in order to support our ever growing rebuilding and retail business.  Must include established workshop with consistent production history.  Will consider most geographical regions for the right business.  All replies will be kept strictly confidential.  Reply to PianoCompany88@gmail.com 
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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