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May 2015

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BALTIMORE KNABE GRANDS FOR SALE! - $200 – Solid & rebuildable. Call Mike Ford – 914-739-1224. Mike@FordPiano.com 
FOR SALE: 2008 STEINGRAEBER 205 serial #: OPUS Nr 45756, asking $76,995; No dings/dents, non-smoker; less than 50 hrs of play time Like New condition! Maintained by RPT. Pictures at  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3z55jgqjvl049gf/AAA73dtjD7OqYhW-tEzljI0Za?dl=0. Ph: 910.257.6642 ; e-mail kohtro@gmail.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.  $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
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

BROOKS LTD -YOUR DAMPP-CHASER DISTRIBUTOR: Full line of Dampp-Chaser Piano Life Saver Systems and products in stock. We are Dampp-Chaser Certified Installers, ready to provide expert technical support. We ship same day! BrooksLTD@sbcglobal.net, (800) 326-2440, www.BrooksLTDonline.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. Flyers provided 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
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.
BROOKS LTD -ENCORE NATURAL FELT HAMMERS: “The Technician’s Choice” - experience immediate tone, resilience and flexibility when regulating Encore Natural Felt hammers by Abel. These provide consistent sound with strong, round bass, clear tenor and treble. Bore, Taper, Tail and Prehanging services. BrooksLTD@sbcglobal.net, (800) 326-2440, www.BrooksLTDonline.com
 

NiICK'S ACTION GEOMETRY PROGRAM IS BACK!! Major Upgrade. Discount to Current Users. Go to www.gravagne.com/AGP.doc for details. gravagnegang@att.net

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

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Help Wanted

Need Piano tuning teacher for blind student; has some experience. Travel to us, New York City, Upper East Side Manhattan. ptrebilcock@nyc.rr.com, 212-988-9705
Wanted - Entry Level Piano Technician. Full time, $15-$20 per hour, plus benefits. Requires piano tech certification or 3 years' experience.Involves piano disassembly, preparation of actions and parts, and general workshop assignments. Lindeblad Piano Restoration in Dover, NJ. (973) 575-0163 careers@lindebladpiano.com

Wanted - Piano Action Technician. Full time, $25-$30 per hour, plus benefits. Requires at least 5 years' experience. Involves action assembly and installation, regulation, tuning, voicing, and other workshop assignments. Lindeblad Piano Restoration in Dover, NJ. (973) 575-0163 careers@lindebladpiano.com

Wanted - General Piano Refinishing Technician. Full time, $12-$15 per hour, plus benefits. Requires refinishing experience. Involves piano stripping, patching, sanding, and other workshop assignments. Lindeblad Piano Restoration in Dover, NJ. (973) 575-0163 careers@lindebladpiano.com
Hiring experienced part-time Tuner Technician for in home piano servicing. Service area is Marin and Sonoma Counties in California. Days and hours are flexible Compensation commensurate with experience. Please contact Beverly @ info@pianocraft.org. 707-588-8863
Assistant Piano Tuner/Technician, full-time staff position with benefits at Ithaca College School of Music.  Duties will include daily tuning and minor repairs of faculty, student and performance pianos.  Additional duties will include assisting the head technician with the maintenance and rebuilding needs of the school's piano and harpsichord inventory.  Qualifications:  Two years of experience and demonstrated ability to perform concert level tuning, voicing, and regulating for performances, broadcasts, and recordings; ability to work independently; experience tuning and maintaining harpsichords; strong organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required.  A certificate, diploma, or degree in piano technology or music, and work experience in a music ​college or university setting are preferred. Visit our website http://www.ithaca.edu/jobs/ for full description and to apply. Questions about online application, call (607) 274-8000.  Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.  Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated. 
Assistant Piano Tuner/Technician, Summer Position at Brevard Music Center: June 15-August 2, 2015. Duties include daily tuning and minor repairs, as well as assisting the head technician with the maintenance needs of Brevard's piano inventory. Demonstrated experience and ability to perform concert level tuning, voicing, and regulating; ability to work independently; strong organizational and interpersonal skills a must. Compensation: $500 per week ($3500 total) plus on-campus room and board. Visit our website for more information: http://www.brevardmusic.org.  To apply: send cover letter and resume to Jason Posnock: jposnock@brevardmusic.org
The Don Wright Faculty of Music in London, Ontario Canada seeks a Piano Tuning Instructor for instruction in the Piano Technology Program (http://www.pianotech.uwo.ca/).  For details, and to apply: http://www.uwo.ca/hr/working/staff/index.html under staff positions,"Piano Tuning Instructor."

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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

 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, 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.
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; 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.

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. www.keytops.net
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

WEBSITES FOR PIANO TECHNICIANS. Let us help you expand your tuning business with a new website! We offer 51 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.
 
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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
 
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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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