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April 2014

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GRAND REGULATING RACK:  For  the professional piano tech. In shop or on site. Designed and manufactured by Wally Brooks $475- for Information contact Brooks LTD brooksltd@sbcglobal.net 800-326-2440.

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.  $675 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 contact@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. Sales kits available at no charge for technicians. FREE SHIPPING & HANDLING in the CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. For pricing and more information www.dawsonstringcovers.com; email: clark@dawsonstringcovers.com. 941-809-6129

BROOKS LTD - We are now a WNG parts supplier! WNG parts offer an alternative to traditional wood products.  Combined with our Natural Felt Hammers using our expert services you can expect consistent playability, power and longevity.

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!: Music Desk Frame End Panels (square, with scallop) for Sketch 380 Steinways. Visit www.vintagecaseparts.com. All made in the U.S.A. David G. Hughes, RPT. 410-526-0248.

NICK GRAVAGNE PRODUCTS.  Ready-To-Install Soundboards-Action Geometry Program $80-Soundboard Installation Video/DVD $55-Bridges and Bearing Video/DVD-$55 Money Back Guarantee! Visit www.gravagne.com for details and to purchase online. Call 928-476-4143 Email gravagnegang@att.net

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, 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.

BROOKS LTD-SOUNDBOARDS: Finest quality Bolduc eastern spruce panels made to order. Rib stock and Bridge-capping materials, 5-ply quarter-sawn rock maple pinblocks in various sizes-single and double panels in stock. Quantity discounts.  BrooksLTD@sbcglobal.net,  (800) 326-2440, www.BrooksLTDonline.com


40 BABY GRANDS - Console - Spinets. Musician Quality Pianos. Can Deliver. Dick Dante-631-467-6828. Cell-631-804-8380

VINTAGE TONE TOOL CO. Hand-crafted voicing tools for piano makers, tuners & rebuilders. Proven, efficient and effective protocols for grands & uprights. Developed by concert technician & RPT, Boaz Kirschenbaum and David Stanwood, RPT. Tools made in USA. Now featuring tool handles made by Charles Faulk, RPT. Free instructional video and online shop at www.vintagetonetools.com. (508) 693-0233


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

DAMPP-CHASER PRODUCTS, PROTEK LUBRICANTS. Fully stocked inventory for same day shipping on all orders. Free installation advice and tech support. PIANO CLIMATE CONTROL SUPPLY, Steve Cunningham 1-800-443-7509. pianoclimate@msn.com

PIANO SERVICE BUSINESS FOR SALE DENVER, CO. Full or part-time, private & commercial clients which includes concert service. Steinways serviced daily. Rebuilding/Refinishing can be subcontracted if necessary. Available spring/summer 2014.  Inquiries Steinpio@aol.com "sale net cash"

Wealth of piano shop equipment and supplies, Steinway material, Tuners Supply & APSCO, etc, fantastic reg. bench combo work center,  large fancy action & felt cabinet, tubs galore of piano restoration material, large veneer collection and full-length veneer (mahog) for lid & rim.   Good collection of new/used music racks, legs, lyres, action rails (STWY) dowels, misc. material.  email: alfredbutler@me.com (loc. RI)

STEINWAY AIII King Louis XV 1920 Sketch 766 original unrestored, good.   Info and full photos avail, email: alfredbutler@me.com  Must sell! Free 73 note STEINWAY square with purchase. (loc. RI)
 
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Help Wanted 

Allegro Pianos, a prominent piano dealership based in NYC and Stamford, CT is seeking to hire piano technicians for both full time and part time positions. In store and field service required.  Must have car and be able to drive. Excellent pay - varies depending on skills. Send resumes to allegro@allegropianos.com

Piano Technician Wanted for an established 10 year old piano sales and service company. The available position is for within the company's division based from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. We are seeking a qualified, experienced technician with a proven track record, who can easily maintain our excellent reputation. While the initial contract is for 2 years, this is a permanent full time position opening. Applicant must be: 1. Willing to relocate to Dubai and sign a minimum 2 year contract. 2. Have the ability to provide quality aural tunings and repairs/regulation in a sufficient time frame. 3. Have the ability to rebuild piano Actions and restring pianos. 4. Must have a valid drivers license. 5. Must have a pleasant and amicable demeanor on the job with clients and the team. 6. Must be a hard worker.
Organizational skills and the ability to sell our services and our products, is considered an asset. Salary to be negotiated.
Please write to company president Karim Dannawy at karim.dannawy@gmail.com with a copy of your resume and a cover letter indicating why you feel you would be a good candidate for the position. This position is available immediately.
 

Service

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

KEY BUSHING. Highest quality cloth and workmanship. Keys cleaned, capstans polished, bushings ironed. Reliable results, quick turn-around. Pin dimensions required. $150 per rail. Call for ordering instructions. 724 494 4420. Marshall Key Bushing, Wexford Pa. Visit amymarshallpianotuning.com 

ASHMORE  KEYBOARD RESTORATIONS: Keytops with fronts $275, German keytops $325, bushings $170 both rails, plastic sharps $160/set  Individual ivory pieces repaired $50 each (head or tail). Ebony sharps, backchecks, keyend felt, key sides repaired, etc. Price list sent on request. 530-273-8800.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 contact@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 - $175.00, German Tops w/Fronts - $215.00, Gloss Sharps - $100.00, Bushings $150.00, Replace Ivory head or tail $45. 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.  

HARDWARE - Complete refinishing of piano hardware.Polishing, buffing, plating with nickel or chromium. Bright or satin. Also polishing and clear coat of brass. 31 years experience in decorative finishing. UPS service daily. Samples of our work done at n/c. Mark Goldreich, Rayco Metal Finishing, Inc., Middletown, CT 06457. 860-997-3221.e-mail: classicpianohdwe@aol.com

QUALITY PIANO KEY SERVICE. Tops w/fronts, white - $150; German tops w/fronts, white or cream - $185; Plastic sharps - $100; Keybushing with premium cloth - $135; 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.

TALK WITH THE PERSON doing your key recovering, me, Mike Kurta-Veteran RPT.  German tops with fronts, $200 and free return shipping.  Top notch (pun intended) craftsmanship, you will be proud to reinstall these keys in your customer's piano.  Go to www.keytops.net  then call me at 231-421-1816.

WEBSITES FOR PIANO TECHNICIANS. Let us help you expand your tuning business with a new website! We offer 36 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 $24.95 monthly hosting and service fees. To find out more, visit www.PianoTunerWebsites.com or call us at 800-533-7998.

NEED MORE TUNINGS every month?  I can help!  When people search online for a piano tuner, I can get you to the top and setup easy online booking.  I am a piano technician and a digital marketing consultant.  Let's start the conversation today!  Call Eric at 937-416-5166 or visit www.studio43.org/consult
 
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Training

PIANO TECHNOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO. Our Piano Technology Certificate Program is the only full-time piano technology program of its kind in a university environment. In this program you will develop the expertise needed to tune and maintain pianos. Highly respected professionals, with many years of experience educating technicians and working in the field, teach a comprehensive approach to the craft in a small class environment. For more information: www.pianotech.uwo.ca, or contact Anne Fleming-Read at 519-661-3497 or E-mail pianotech@uwo.ca.

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- Classroom  and individual instruction available.  Gregory A. Gavin, RPT, instructor with 29 years experience. See web site for free information www.pianotuner.org. Toll free 877-810-9354

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. Located in Boston's historic North End. Email: admissions@nbss.edu. Web: www.nbss.edu

Jim Geiger is now accepting piano tuning students and apprentices. These are individually tailored programs for beginners and anyone who wants to upgrade skills in aural tuning and theory, regulating, voicing, repairs and rebuilding. Located in Waco, Texas. Housing available. Call 254-756-2976 for consultation.
 
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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
 

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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