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August 2015

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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 - 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

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 -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

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

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
“The Art of Aural Piano Tuning”.  A 26-page treatise by Jim Krentzel.  $30. Tax and U.S. Postage incl.  E-mail:  krentzel@tkmetals.com

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Help Wanted

Yamaha Corporation of America seeks a full-time Piano Technical Service Specialist. Responsibilities include repair, customer phone support and training to Yamaha artists, dealers, technicians, and related field entities. For detailed job description and qualification including on-line application process, please visit:
https://rn22.ultipro.com/YAM1001/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*D6D3818694084D9F

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
Yamaha Corporation of America seeks a full-time Piano Service Manager. Responsibilities include managing the Piano Service Department’s daily operation, Yamaha contract piano consultants and local piano technicians, providing training activities and technical seminars. For detailed job description and qualification including on-line application process, please visit:  https://rn22.ultipro.com/YAM1001/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*330E82E1BC19C6C5

WANTED: Full-time piano technician for international piano business. We are Living Pianos in Orange County, California www.LivingPianos.com. We sell primarily top tier, restored pianos. We need someone with experience working on pianos and most importantly relating to customers in a sales capacity. Exceptional writing skills are required. Please respond to: Robert@LivingPianos.com 
Artisan Piano Services is looking for a beginning technician that is interested in making a career as a member of our team in our Seattle/Bellevue, Washington location.   For more information please call 503-723-4565 and ask for David or email us at info@artisanpianos.com. Please visit us at ArtisanPianos.com

Piano Technician/Tuner - The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America is looking for someone with 4 years' related experience including 2 years in tuning, regulating, repairing and maintaining pianos for artist level teaching and performance. For more information and to apply, visit http://humanresources.cua.edu/positions/current.cfm 
LEAD PIANO TECHNICIAN - 0406888. The School of Music at James Madison University seeks an artist-level piano technician to successfully manage and maintain an extensive inventory of pianos at an All-Steinway School of Music. The successful candidate will ensure the quality upkeep and maintenance of all performance, teaching and practice instruments. 
Qualifications include: extensive experience and training in the repair and maintenance of Steinway pianos; strong time and excellent project management skills, with a proven ability to prioritize maintenance work around concert, teaching and secondary instruments; and demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of communication with faculty and staff. Strong preference will be given to Steinway-trained and Registered Piano Technicians. To view the full posting and apply go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number 0406888. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015, and will continue until the position has been filled. Salary range is $42,000 - $50,000.
James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.  
 

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
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.
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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Training

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.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. 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
The NAMM Library is seeking back issues of the "Piano Trades Magazine".  It is our hope to find and purchase the issues we are missing to scan and make accessible online.  This old magazine provided detailed monthly news that we feel is important to archive and make available. Please email Dan at dand@namm.org.
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