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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.
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

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

Piano Technician, Glenn Korff School of Music-Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts-University of Nebraska – Lincoln
The Glenn Korff School of Music in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a professional, comprehensive arts institution devoted to the advancement of music and dance, the preparation of the next generation of arts professionals, and service to the arts professions/institutions throughout the region, state, nation, and world. The Music/Dance Faculty consists of an outstanding array of internationally acclaimed artists and scholars who care deeply about their students (more than 400 students are enrolled currently), and who work in close collaboration to serve the diverse mission of the Glenn Korff School of Music.
We are seeking an experienced piano technician to care for the diverse inventory of keyboard instruments in the Glenn Korff School of Music by tuning, regulating, voicing, and performing regular maintenance on the entire inventory. This work will support the research, creative activity, and service agenda of faculty and students in the Glenn Korff School of Music.  The regular responsibilities of this position will require occasional lifting of up to 25 lbs.    
Located in the very heart of the United States, Lincoln is one of America’s safest and most livable cities and was recently named a “top college town in America."  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln serves as the flagship campus for the state system, and its ease of access to local/regional offerings and airports is a tremendous asset. The city of Lincoln also boasts one of the strongest public-school systems in the country.  
The downtown Lincoln arts campus is alive with performances and musical collaborations presented by college and professional orchestras, university instrumental ensembles, and local arts organizations. Performances are held in the attached 800-seat Kimball Recital Hall, the attached 2300-seat Lied Center for the Performing Arts (recently named one of the finest college concert spaces in the country), as well as a number of outstanding concert spaces, venues, and sanctuaries throughout the community.
The Glenn Korff School of Music in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is currently seeking applications for the position of Piano Technician.
Duties and responsibilities: This position requires thorough and expert knowledge of keyboard instruments, as well as their care and maintenance. Strong planning and organizational skills are needed, and general computer literacy is a necessity.  An active commitment to the performing arts, including familiarity with standard concert and performance protocols, is also required.  
Duties include: 
  • Tuning, regulating, voicing, and regularly maintaining the current inventory of 115 pianos in the Glenn Korff School of Music
  • Replacing hammers, strings, action parts, etc. as needed on a routine basis
  • Preparing concert instruments for all performances and recitals by students, faculty, ensembles, and visiting artists
  • Advising the GKSOM administration concerning piano-related budgetary issues (purchase of new pianos, removal/sale of existing inventory, etc.)
  • Rebuilding and/or restoring instruments as time permits
  • Coordinating piano usage and moving in order to maximize efficient usage of the inventory
  • Maintaining an accurate and up-to-date inventory of GKSOM keyboard instruments, reporting annually to the University Inventory Department
  • Tuning and maintenance of GKSOM harpsichords, clavichords, and fortepiano
  • Educating faculty, students, and the public on the proper care of all keyboard instruments
  • Instructing a one-semester course in piano technology which is offered on a two year rotation
    Other duties:
  • As time permits, the technician will work with the administrative staff of the Lied Center for the Performing Arts to coordinate care and maintenance of instruments housed at the Lied, in addition to concert preparation and tuning for a variety of Lied Center performances and events.
  • Supervising work-study students, apprentices, or volunteer workers
  • Keeping a close watch on the climate control through the GKSOM
  • Serving as a resource for GKSOM faculty, staff, and students regarding piano-related issues
  • Offering logistical and educational support to local, regional, and national piano technicians (when appropriate and approved in advance by the Director of the GKSOM)
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director and/or Business Manager of the GKSOM
    Minimum qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree, established reputation as a professional piano technician
  • At least 2 years experience as professional piano technician in a piano shop, concert hall, performing arts center or university.
  • The ability to prepare a piano to the highest professional standards (set a precise temperament, a stable tuning, and a consistent concert regulation)  
  • Relevant coursework and/or specialized training in piano technology and tuning
    Preferred qualifications:
  • Registered Piano Technician through the Piano Technicians Guild
  • Steinway Factory training
  • Working knowledge of Yamaha Disklavier pianos
  • Experience tuning and maintaining historic keyboard instrument (including harpsichords, clavichords, and fortepianos)
  • Experience maintaining keyboard instruments within a college/university environment
How to apply: The search committee will begin formal review of applications on May 1, 2018 and will continue until an appointment is made. Interested applicants must first go to https://employment.unl.edu/postings/58789, click on “Apply for this job,” complete the form, and submit the following items:
  • letter of interest addressing qualifications specific to this job description
  • curriculum vitae
  • names and contact information of at least three references
Finalists will be invited to campus for interviews. All interviews will include a tuning and technical component to be evaluated by the search committee. The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and the Glenn Korff School of Music believe that diversity is important. We envision a faculty that will serve an increasingly diverse student body. To that end, we seek a diverse pool of candidates. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination
The University of Louisville School of Music, currently undertaking a major initiative to achieve designation as an All-Steinway School, seeks a professional piano technician/tuner to maintain a regular schedule of tuning, maintenance, repair, and rebuilding of the piano inventory that includes four concert and approximately 100 studio, classroom, and practice room pianos. Will maintain an inventory of pianos and repair parts and work with faculty, guest artists, visiting music workshops and institutes, and the Facilities Coordinator to arrange tunings and accommodate special needs. Flexible scheduling is observed to accommodate evening and weekend hours as required to assure tuned instruments prior to concerts and other events. Candidate must possess superior skills in tuning, voicing, repair and action regulation, and extensive experience with the rebuilding of grand and upright pianos. Requires a high school diploma and certification as an RPT plus five years of related experience. Must be able to work without supervision, possess excellent time management skills, and be proficient with Word, Excel, electronic mail, and web navigation. Apply online until May 31, 2018 at www.louisville.edu/jobs.
The Antique Piano Shop, Inc. is looking for a qualified piano technician to join our incredible team of artisans and craftsmen. We are a growing company that offers a fun and friendly work atmosphere. This opportunity would be ideal for someone who is energetic, creative, and thinks “outside the box”.
We have grown to become one of the largest restoration shops in the country with an international client base. Folks have joined us from all across America and Europe to become a part of our team of talented artisans and technicians. We offer a healthy and “drama-free” atmosphere where our employees are appreciated and valued. Every day is a new adventure, and this position would allow someone a unique experience to really shine!
This position would include (but not be limited to) the following: Piano action rebuilding and regulation on both 19th and early 20th instruments; Working with soundboards, pin blocks, bridges, etc.; Working knowledge of down-bearing, bridge capping and notching, etc. Willingness to manage and guide junior technicians when needed.
We are not a typical piano repair shop, and a genuine passion for rare and historical instruments is a must in order to be a good fit with our team.
Our ideal candidate will work closely with our team of craftsmen and artisans and will contribute as a team member. We believe that building strong and genuine relationships with each individual team member is essential in order to achieve success. Our workplace is filled with happy, light-hearted and closely connected individuals who generally have a smile on their face. In order for us to maintain our positive and healthy work environment, an applicant’s attitude and outlook will have as much to do with filling this position as skill and experience!
Please send a cover letter telling us how you would be a good fit for The Antique Piano Shop. Only applicants who apply with a complete resume will be seriously considered.
Salaries from $65,000 – $85,000 per year
Healthcare Benefits Available.
Relocation assistance may be available for the right candidate.
Please send reply and resume to info@antiquepianoshop.com. Visit http://antiquepianoshop.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 Aaron Copland School of Music in Queens College is currently conducting a search for Senior College Laboratory Technician/Piano Technician. The Senor College Laboratory Technician/Piano Technician is responsible for upkeep and maintenance for the Aaron Copland School of Music’s 100 pianos, plus harpsichords, fortepiano, and organ. For more information about this full-time position, please visit https://cuny.jobs/queens-ny/senior-college-laboratory-technician-piano-specialty-aaron-copland-school-of-music/4343A78241A34B95923284FEE2A907D3/job/
Equal Employment Opportunity
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian-Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity.  EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
 

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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

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

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.
 
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.
 

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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