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November 2014

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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
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 brooksltd@sbcglobal.net 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 - 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.

NICK GRAVAGNE PRODUCTS.  Ready-To-Install Soundboards-Action Geometry Program $80-Soundboard Installation Video/DVD $55-Bridges and Bearing Video/DVD-$55 Money Back Guarantee! Visit www.gravagne.com for details and to purchase online. Call 928-476-4143 Email 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
40 BABY GRANDS - Console - Spinets. Musician Quality Pianos. Can Deliver. Dick Dante-631-467-6828. Cell-631-804-8380

VINTAGE TONE TOOL CO. Hand-crafted voicing tools for piano makers, tuners & rebuilders. Proven, efficient and effective protocols for grands & uprights. Developed by concert technician & RPT, Boaz Kirschenbaum and David Stanwood, RPT. Tools made in USA. Now featuring tool handles made by Charles Faulk, RPT. Free instructional video and online shop at www.vintagetonetools.com. (508) 693-0233

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
BROOKS LTD -ACTION PARTS & SERVICE: Large inventory  Encore by Abel, Tokiwa, and 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 difference using the finest quality products. Hammers, Shanks & Flanges, Wippens, Damper action and Felt, Upright butts & flanges, old Steinway-style parts, and more. BrooksLTD@sbcglobal.net, (800) 326-2440, www.BrooksLTDonline.com

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 
Thriving Piano Tuning Business for Sale. Located in Greater Philadelphia area, wide range of pianos and diverse clientele developed over 41 years.  Provides excellent livelihood. www.QualityPianoService.net

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Help Wanted

RESTORATION/FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN NEEDED! Artisan Piano Services, in Portland, Oregon, needs an outstanding technician that wants a career as a member of our team. Help us develop our high end piano rebuilding and restoration department, and provide in-home piano tuning and repair work. Realistically, our technicians earn $45,000 - $55,000+ based on production and services delivered, and we provide all that is necessary to achieve it! Job security, paid vacations and holidays; all expenses are paid including training, tools and vehicle.  If you can make a significant and rapid contribution to our team, email your resume to: info@artisanpianos.com.  See www.artisanpianos.com

INDIANA UNIVERSITY JACOBS SCHOOL OF MUSIC, Bloomington Indiana seeks a full-time Piano Technician. To be considered, you must apply through the Indiana University On Line Application portal at http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/jobs/index.html.  Click Browse & Apply - choose Support Staff positions – Bloomington campus – Job# 12398.

Job Opportunity in thriving piano tuning business located in the greater Philadelphia area. RPT (or serious pursuit of RPT certification) preferred. Starting compensation: $32,000-$40,000, depending on skill level. www.QualityPianoService.net
Half-time piano technology instructor. The North Bennet Street School in Boston seeks a part-time instructor for the full-time Basic Piano Technology program. This instructor presents the theoretical, technical and practical material involved in the piano technology trade and is responsible for preparation and presentation of all instructional material.  Complete details online at http://www.nbss.edu/jobs
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 a bachelor’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 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 40 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 http://ualr.edu/music/ for more information about the department. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources’ website at https://ualr.peopleadmin.com. 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. 
The WSU College of Fine Arts seeks a full-time, experienced piano technician with superior organizational skills. The technician works collaboratively with the piano program to ensure instruments (approximately 110 pianos) are regularly maintained.  Responsibilities include repairing/replacing and cleaning; providing technical support to pianists preparing for recitals/performances; advising on selection and purchase of pianos and keyboard instruments; and supervising/assisting moving of pianos.  Required:  High School diploma or GED; two years experience as a piano tuner and technician; expertise in tuning, regulating, voicing, repairing pianos; willingness to work flexible hours; excellent interpersonal skills.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Review of completed applications will begin December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Kansas Board of Regents policy. WSU is an AA/EEO employer. For full description of qualifications, application requirements and procedures, and to apply, go to jobs.wichita.edu.

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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.

TALK WITH THE PERSON doing your key recovering, me, Mike Kurta-Veteran RPT.  German tops with fronts, $200 and free return shipping.  Top notch (pun intended) craftsmanship, you will be proud to reinstall these keys in your customer's piano. Go to www.keytops.net  then call me at 231-421-1816.

WEBSITES FOR PIANO TECHNICIANS. Let us help you expand your tuning business with a new website! We offer 45 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

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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