Improving Upright & Grand Performance

When:  Apr 15, 2023 from 09:00 to 17:00 (ET)
Associated with  PTG Events
Improving Upright & Grand Performance: a combination class for the practical piano technician
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Featuring Starr Taylor, RPT,
Starr Taylor, RPT has been making waves with his
teaching prowess at recent PTG conventions. Come find out why! Come learn! Come have fun!
Morning Session: The Improving Upright Performance Class is designed to help technicians look at the whole piano system. If you know what to look for, you'll be seen as a professional. The tips in this class will help you quickly diagnose problems and fix them. Topics include: tuning instability, bedding actions, ironing key bushings, fixing damper rod problems & addressing pedal issues. A detailed handout is included.
Afternoon Session: The Improving Grand Performance class is designed to help piano technicians look at the piano from the inside out. The tips in this class will address unusual problems when servicing grand pianos as well as improving tried & true methods for adjusting pedals and action. Topics include: adjusting nose bolts for tuning stability, addressing string deflection with temperament strips, seating strings on bridges, eliminating grand pedal noise, addressing friction in the piano action, adjusting repetition springs, and properly bushing the pitman pin hole in keybeds. A detailed handout is included.


UMBC Performing Arts and Humanities Building, Room 151
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250


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