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October 2015

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BALDWIN SF 10 Grand piano (7'). Ebony Satin, Serial #329035 (1993), Artist Bench, Renner Action, Light Usuage. Very Well Maintained, A440, Mint Condition. $16,000 Negotiable. Contact: Mr. Omos Maiers (516) 997-6674.
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 -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. (800) 326-2440,

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 

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

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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:*D6D3818694084D9F

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:*330E82E1BC19C6C5

PIANO TECHNICIAN - UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA HUGH HODGSON SCHOOL OF MUSIC Athens, GA:  The Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia {All Steinway School} seeks a full-time Piano Technician to assist Lead Technician in maintaining the schools inventory of 114 pianos and 3 harpsichords.   Minimum qualifications: Registered Piano Technician, three years experience in tuning, regulating and rebuilding of high quality pianos such as Steinway.  Requires flexible hours including some evenings and weekends.  Competitive salary and benefits.  To be considered an applicant, include COVER LETTER, RESUME and NAMES, ADDRESSES and TELEPHONE NUMBERS of THREE PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES. To view the full posting and apply go to  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015, and will continue until the position has been filled.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.
THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER welcomes applicants for a Piano Technician to join our team in the College of Music on the sunny CU-Boulder campus.  This position, along with the Senior Piano Technician, is responsible for the tuning and maintenance of the College of Music’s 125 pianos.  This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Through keeping the College of Music’s keyboard/piano inventory in excellent working condition for use by students, faculty, and guest artists, this position plays a critical role in supporting the mission of the College of Music.    We are looking for someone with thorough piano rebuilding and maintenance skills, who is comfortable working with both faculty and students.  The salary for this position will be $52,000-$57,000 annually, commensurate with experience. For the full job description and to apply, please visit: Applications received through October 16 will receive full consideration.
Piano Technician: premier dealership, serving needs of Toronto area’s most demanding clientele. Must have trade accreditation or formal training, with minimum 3yrs experience in all aspects of concert and in-home service, tuning, regulating, voicing, repair and rebuilding. Salary commensurate with skill level, up to the top levels offered by the profession.Apply:


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.
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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
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
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