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November 2015

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FOR SALE: 1926 A3 Mahogany Steinway Heirloom Collection S# 243872. Piano restored by Steinway in 2001. It is 6 1/2 string length, excellent maintained and concert ready. Suzanna: 203-536-6866

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,  For more information visit: Purchase at

LOOSE TUNING PINS? NO PROBLEM! Call Dryburgh Adhesive Products. Ask about the Special of the Day. Order at Phone: 800-Glue-ALL

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.

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 - Contact us at 888-58-PIANO or LINDEBLAD PIANO RESTORATION 
BROOKS LTD - ACTION PARTS & SERVICE: Large inventory Encore by Abel, Tokiwa, & WNG action parts. Make your project easy using our fast, expert services. Try Encore Natural Felt hammers pre-hung on Encore maple shanks & flanges. Hear and feel the different using the finest quality products. Hammers, Shanks & Flanges, Wippens, Damper action and Felt, Upright butts & flanges, old Steinway-style upright parts, and more., (800) 326-2440,

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,, (800) 326-2440

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: Web address:

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. Flyers provided at no charge for technicians. FREE SHIPPING & HANDLING in the CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. For pricing and more information; email: 941-809-6129
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 All made in the U.S.A. David G. Hughes, RPT. 410-526-0248.
NICK'S ACTION GEOMETRY PROGRAM IS BACK!! Major Upgrade. Discount to Current Users. Go to for details.

SANDERSON ACCU-TUNERS, including the SAT IV Consignment sale of used Accu-Tuners. Call for details. Rick Baldassin, 801-322-4441.
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 Commissions offered to technicians for client referrals. Contact (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  Email:

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Help Wanted

THE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC at the UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK is seeking applications for an experienced piano technician (R97215) to manage the tuning, maintenance and replacement schedules for the department’s piano inventory. The 12-month half-time position includes full benefits. Minimum requirements include at least 2 years’ experience in the field of piano technology and an associate’s degree. Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required, as is familiarity with standard software for academic computing, such as MS Office. Preferred qualifications include bachelors degree, experience in management of keyboard inventory at a college or university, knowledge of piano manufacturing and service procedures for major makes and models (i.e. Steinway, Bösendorfer, Yamaha), and experience with piano maintenance in challenging atmospheric conditions. Additional preferred qualifications include credentials as a Registered Piano Technician in the Piano Technicians Guild.
The Music Department is a member of NASM; the piano inventory is comprised of 32 pianos, including two Steinway Ds and a Bösendorfer Imperial Grand for concert use.  The concert hall includes a climate-controlled “piano garage” in the wings.  The department is housed on the 150-acre campus, located minutes from downtown Little Rock, home of the Arkansas Symphony, the Clinton Presidential Library, the Arkansas Arts Center, and the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.  The Fine Arts building includes a 300-seat Recital Hall, two large rehearsal halls, practice rooms, classrooms, and faculty studios and offices. Please visit for more information about the department. Additional information about this position and applications requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources’ website at Incomplete applications will not be considered. This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background and financial history check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States. 
HEAD PIANO TECHNICIAN:  Michigan State University College of Music.  Position coordinates the technical, operational, and financial activities of the Piano Technology area; oversees and provides the tuning, maintenance, repair, and rebuilding of pianos and other stringed keyboard instruments in the College of Music; coordinates and provides concert level tuning, regulating and voicing of performance pianos. Candidates will possess knowledge such as that acquired in the first two or three years of college, technical or vocational school in music, music technology, or a related program; five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in concert tuning, maintaining, repairing, and rebuilding grand pianos and related stringed keyboard instruments; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.   Proven organizational skills and willingness to work in a team environment are desired.   To apply for this position, visit our web site at, and select Search Postings. Refer to Posting Number 1806.  Or visit us at 1407 S. Harrison, Room 110 Nisbet, East Lansing, MI. MSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


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 or contact, 888-831-5820

 ASHMORE  KEYBOARD RESTORATIONS: German keytops $340, bushings $170 both rails, bead blast keysticks $80, Individual ivory pieces repaired $50 each, Sharps, backchecks, keyend felt, key sides repaired, etc. Email for price list. 530-273-8800. Caryl Christensen,Yvonne Ashmore, RPT, , 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- Contact us at 888-58-PIANO or, 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.
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, E-mail:
QUALITY PIANO KEY SERVICE. Tops w/fronts, white - $175; German tops w/fronts, white or cream - $200; 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;

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,,

KEYTOPS-KEYTOPS-KEYTOPS . Looking for topnotch work, quick turnaround and reasonable pricing, try me just once. Prepay and return shipping is free. German Tops with fronts-$200, plastic sharps-$120, rebushing-one rail-$90, both-$170. All work carefully done in my shop, by myself, a veteran RPT. You'll be proud to install these keys and appreciate the difference. Kurta Piano Service, 231-421-1816.
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 $24.95 monthly hosting and service fees. To find out more, visit 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.
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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.,

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 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: Web:
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Reyburn CyberTuner software visual tuning device videos. All videos including NEW iRCT classes are now FREE on YouTube at:

NOW IN DVD! Superior Instructional Tapes at 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


VINTAGE STEINWAYS WANTED. Preferably any built before 1950. We will pick up anywhere. Contact us at: 888-58-PIANO or,  LINDEBLAD PIANO RESTORATION

WANTED!! DEAD OR ALIVE: ""Steinway Grands and Uprights.""Please call Ben Knauer, 1-800-257-4733 or

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: or call (888)831-5820. Visit

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