Classified Ads from the Piano Technicians Journal
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, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. LINDEBLAD PIANO RESTORATION
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 www.dawsonstringcovers.com; email: email@example.com. 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 www.vintagecaseparts.com. 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 www.gravagne.com/AGP.doc for details. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOOSE TUNING PINS? NO PROBLEM! Call Dryburgh Adhesive Products. Ask about the Special of the Day. Order at www.dryburghadhesive.com Phone: 800-Glue-ALL
SOUTHWESTERN USA PIANO BUSINESSES FOR SALE. Serving Phoenix and Prescott, AZ. 560 active clients, gross $52k per year working part-time. $12k down plus $1,000 a month for 48 months for both. Would consider splitting. Great opportunity for veteran tech looking for retirement or tech looking to start own business (advanced training a possibility) Contact Larry at email@example.com.
FOR SALE: Piano technician’s dream home, including a 480 sq. ft. piano work shop, located in Toledo, Ohio. Imagine working in an immaculate, efficient, professionally designed shop. Imagine saying good-bye to traffic jams and long commutes with the bulk of your tuning clients just 5-15 minutes away. Imagine living in a thriving community with outstanding churches, universities, sports centers, nature preserves, and cultural centers as well as a world class museum, zoo, and medical center. Imagine enjoying this outstanding 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3,200 square foot home situated in a park-like setting on a no-outlet lane just minutes from the 475 expressway. The dream can be yours. See www.pianotechniciansdreamhome.com for more information.
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Full-time Piano Technician, University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Tuning, repair and restoration responsibilities. Required: High School Diploma with training from a recognized school of piano technology, or college graduate with courses in piano technology. Aural Tuning Skills with ability to apply advanced temperament checks and techniques. Desired: Experience in an institutional setting. Bachelor of Music highly desirable. Knowledge of Steinway methods highly desirable. 2-5 yrs concert experience desirable. For full job description and application, please visit: www.umjobs.org Reference Job Code: 120948
THE UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC SEEKS FULL-TIME KEYBOARD TECHNICIAN. Responsibilities include tuning, voicing, partial rebuilding, and inventory management. Bachelors’s Degree in Music or related field required. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted for Bachelor’s degree. www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58762
UB is an AA/EOE and welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
PianoCraft, LLC in Gaithersburg, MD seeks hard-working piano technicians to join their technical team. Eligible applicants should possess solid training and experience in tuning, regulating, and client interaction. Applicants should have the aptitude and desire to learn, broaden their skill set, and produce the highest quality work as efficiently as possible. Range of duties may include showroom prep, road service, action rebuilding, geometry corrections, and damper installation and regulation.
Competitive pay commensurate with abilities and experience. Benefit package includes health coverage, paid sick days and holidays, paid vacation, and PTG dues reimbursement for RPTs. Serious applicants should set up a minimum day-long working interview where skill and potential can be assessed.
“PianoCraft is an incubator for technicians that strive to the highest ideal of quality and innovation.” -Jude Reveley, RPT
“PianoCraft is iconic…If you want to do great work, this is the place to do it.” -Dale Erwin RPT
Please send inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.pianocraft.net
Steinway & Sons, makers of the world’s finest pianos, is seeking a Retail Services Manager at the Steinway factory located in Astoria, New York. The Retail Services Manager supervises and coordinates the activities of technicians and polishers to ensure proper upkeep and delivery of pianos being shipped to our customers and flagship store, Steinway Hall. Piano or music experience/background preferred. Please visit our website at http://www.steinway.com/about/careers for a full description of this role. If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your resume along with a cover letter to email@example.com
Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music seeks an experienced piano technician for a new full-time position. The piano technician will provide leadership regarding all aspects of the Hayes School's inventory of concert hall, classroom, studio, rehearsal hall, and practice room pianos. Specific responsibilities include the following: tune, regulate, and maintain pianos in Hayes School's inventory; facilitate management of piano inventory; facilitate and supervise any additional contractual work related to the piano inventory. Minimum qualifications: graduation from high school and two years of experience as a piano technician; Registered Piano Technician standing in the Piano Technician's Guild; advanced skills in concert piano preparation, regulation, and voicing; expertise and time management skills related to maintaining practice room and other non-performance pianos; working knowledge of action and structural rebuilding; strong customer service orientation and organizational skills. Preferred qualifications: five years experience as piano technician; experience and training related to maintenance of Steinway pianos; expertise related to tuning/maintenance of harpsichords. For further information, including instructions for applying by the April 11 deadline, see https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/10249
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is looking for a full-time Piano Technician to oversee the tuning, repair, maintenance, and reconditioning pianos in all practice rooms, studios, and performance spaces. For more information, please visit our website (http://sfcm.snaphire.com/?job=3168PTG).
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
ASHMORE KEYBOARD RESTORATIONS: German keytops $365, bushings $180 both rails, bead blast keysticks $8, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org , 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 email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
QUALITY PIANO KEY SERVICE. Tops w/fronts, white - $195; German tops w/fronts, white or cream - $225; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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 monthly hosting and service fees. To find out more, visit www.PianoTunerWebsites.com or call us at 800-533-7998.
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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. firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.mnpianotech.com. 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 for qualified applicants. Located in Boston's historic North End. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.nbss.edu
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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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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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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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