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PIANO BASS STRINGS MACHINE and SUPPLIES FOR SALE. Includes Stringing machine,  Stamp from Henry Miller factory,  Pneumatic machine for flattening steel and making loops, Shelving and wire stock, Shelving and copper stock, Copper and steel wire of different diameters. Electric motor. Originally those machines were at Hale Tuners supply Co. in Somerville Mass. A rare opportunity to get this historical equipment which is in very good working condition. Picture available on request. Please do not hesitate to contact me at 617-308-8388, e-mail address is: genkon@110.net
OSLUND key recovering machines SET  in excellent condition. $995 plus shipping for both. shane@fairfund.com 251-990-4994.
LOST PIANO!. Looking for 1893 Model F Steinway & Sons upright brown piano (Serial #: 78789). Family heirloom was sold, trying to locate current owner and buy back. Sold in Daytona Beach in 2018. May have ended up in Tampa. Pics available. Any help appreciated! E-mail sascharubin@gmail.com

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.
SANDERSON ACCU-TUNERS, including the SAT IV Consignment sale of used Accu-Tuners. Call for details. Rick Baldassin, 801-322-4441. rick@baldassinpianos.com

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

Faust Harrison Pianos is looking to hire full time piano technicians 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 Service@FaustHarrisonPianos.com
Yamaha in Buena Park, CA is looking for a Piano Service Specialist to provide customer service, technical support, repair, and technical training of Acoustic Piano, Disklavier and Hybrid Piano products to Yamaha artists, dealers, servicers, and related field entities.
For more information and to apply please visit: https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/YAM1001YAMAM/JobBoard/a32d90a2-eea8-4a64-a24c-fe0769d33017/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=f2e825e3-03aa-49d2-8dd5-85255e92bf67

ASSOCIATE PIANO TECHNICIAN, PART-TIME. Description: A half-time (20 hrs/week), fixed schedule piano technician expected to tune and service school's pianos with emphasis on practice room and residence hall pianos.  Fixed schedule 6:00 am to 10:00 am, 5 days a week, one weekend day required.  Reports to Chief Piano Technician.  Responsibilities: Tune, service, and maintain pianos in practice rooms in Irene Diamond and David Rose buildings/Clean and polish pianos, clean insides, and clean key tops as needed/Perform yearly prep including lubrication; treatment of bushings, cloths, and felts; regulation; and voicing on practice room and other pianos, as assigned/Manage piano benches in pre-assigned area/Keep track and report all performed work to supervisor/Report and coordinate addressing facilities issues/Coordinate work with other piano technicians/Help with all aspects of piano maintenance, moving, and rebuilding throughout school/Tune, prep, and perform necessary repairs on other school's pianos including performance pianos.
Qualifications: High school or equivalent/2 years of experience/Piano Technicians Guild current member or equivalent/Organizational skills/Spreadsheet proficiency/Ability to work independently/Willingness to be team player/Interest and ability to set and achieve goals/Strong interest in improving technical skills, display openness to new ideas/Must be able to work evening and weekends when assigned/Previous university or other institutional experience preferred/Piano Technicians Guild RPT status or equivalent preferred/Attendance at classes and/or PTG conferences preferred/Graduate of recognized training program preferred.
The Juilliard School has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusiveness throughout the community and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the School's administration.
To apply, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/wBqKVX
COME JOIN OUR TEAM - WASHINGTON FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN NEEDED! $60,000+ Starting, Paid time off, medical, dental & Life Insurance, retirement and much more! Artisan Piano Services, in Bellevue, Washington (Greater Seattle area) needs an outstanding technician that wants a career as a member of our team. For more information about this important opportunity, see our job notice: http://tinyurl.com/yasb3rjv   If you think can make a significant and rapid contribution to our team, email your resume to: doug@artisanpianos.com or call: (971) 254-8485

The Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto is Canada's largest and most renowned university-based music program for professional musical training, creation, performance, education, and research. The Faculty offers a broad range of educational programs, including Diploma, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programs. With over 600 concerts and events annually, the Faculty is an exciting and vibrant place to work, study, and visit.  
Job Description:
Working under the general supervision of Assistant Dean, Operations, the Senior Piano Technician is responsible for coordinating and maintaining keyboard instruments owned by the Faulty of Music. This includes 150 acoustic pianos, as well as several harpsichords, organs, digital keyboards and historic instruments.  Special attention is given to the heavy concert/recital schedule during the school year, which runs seven days a week.
Responsibilities:  (1) Maintaining Instruments:  Performing tuning, regulation, and repair of pianos and harpsichords; executing larger maintenance and repair projects, such as re-stringing and hammer replacement; meeting with musicians to discuss performance needs; preparing instruments for performances, including coordinating moves.  (2) Managing Instrument Inventory:  Managing, scheduling and budgeting for maintenance of instrument inventory; negotiating new instrument purchases; selling existing instruments to help pay for new acquisitions; and arranging appraisal of donated instruments. (3) Supervision:  Coordinating the work of contracted technicians and work-study students.
Minimum Qualifications: Education:Ontario College Diploma in Piano Technology or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.  Bachelor of Music is preferred.
Experience: Eight (8) years of related experience, including experience tuning, repairing and maintaining extensively played grand, concert grand, and upright pianos for rehearsal and performance use.  Experience working with an instrument manufacturer is an asset. Knowledge of and experience with historical instruments is desirable, as is knowledge related to modern music production and performance. 
Skills: Strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal and customer service skills; excellent mechanical and wood working skills; strong decision-making and problem-solving skills; proven planning, coordination, and time management skills; and good computer skills. 
Other: Demonstrated tact, diplomacy, and patience; initiative and flexibility; ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.  Ability to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends, as well as over-time.  Ability to move weight of more than 25 kilograms. 
Salary Range: USW Pay Band 11: $63, 448 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $81, 138
All interested applicants should apply directly to our website:
https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=1805359&tz=GMT-05%3A00
 
 

Service

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

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.
 
 

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.

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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