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May 2022

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REVIEWED IN THE FEBRUARY 2022 JOURNAL ISSUE: "HOW TO EARN $200,000 A YEAR TUNING PIANOS". Did YOU earn $200,000 this year? “How To” strategies and methodologies in the book: Chapter 12: “Piano Tuning is NOT, the Name of the Game.” Chapter 10: How to generate 200 scheduled piano tunings in 2 days. A 50-year career piano technician; Barry Bradshaw, author. Digital copy: $25. Paperback copy: $30 + $5 shipping = $35. Credit/debit cards, PayPal, Square Invoices, Cash App and Apple Pay. ORDER and PAY at: http://www.thefinancialsofpianotechnology.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. NEW! NICK’S NIFTY KEY LEADS PROGRAM. New action but original keys? Don’t guess on what to do with the key leads. Go to www.gravagne.com/NNKLP.doc for details.

SPECIALIZING IN CUSTOM RESTORATION & SALE OF PIANOS.  Lindeblad Piano Restoration has provided world-class restoration, service and the sale of the finest pianos for nearly 100 years.  20 Year Warranty & Nationwide Delivery.  Over 100 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 info@lindebladpiano.com. LINDEBLAD PIANO RESTORATION.

PIANO COVERS BY ALICIA. Formerly with APSCO, her covers are rapidly becoming the cover of choice. We offer six types of material-all covers custom made. Color bench pads available. Great looking-affordable prices-fast service. Brochure Available. AMERICAN PIANO COVERS LLC, PO Box 456 Clifton, NJ 07015. (T) 973-246-9144 (F) 973-246-9264; knightwing710@yahoo.com.

FANDRICH-RHODES WEIGHT BENCH TOUCHWEIGHT CALCULATOR. Computes and predicts Touchweight, Action Ratio, and Inertial Touch Force. Brings action rebuild predictability and performance to a consistently high level. $770 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.

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 red; Serged edges with your choice of several beautiful decorative stitches. Serving Piano Technicians over 20 years. Flyers provided at no charge for technicians. "WE HAVE JUST ACQUIRED THE FORMER EDWARDS STRING COVERS COMPANY TEMPLATES. We now have over 1200 templates in stock". For pricing and more information www.dawsonstringcovers.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.

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 OFFERINGS!: Steinway’s Sketch 380 Pedal Lyre Prop Sticks, and Two-Stage Lid Prop. COMING SOON: Steinway’s Sketch 380 Pedal Lyre. Visit www.vintagecaseparts.com. All made in the U.S.A. David G. Hughes, RPT. 443-522-2201.

PIANOS INSIDE OUT. "The most ambitious book on piano technology ever written" (PTJ, April 2013) is a comprehensive guide covering modern approaches to piano tuning, repairing, regulating, and rebuilding. Included are topics on piano history, ETD tuning, inharmonicity, touch improvement, modern lubricants, string leveling, voicing, soundboard impedance, grand piano moving, and institutional maintenance. Look inside and order at www.pianosinsideout.com.

Help Wanted

THE PIANO TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT is seeking a Piano Technician who will be reporting to the manager of Piano Technology, and function as a member of the Piano Technology team. The Piano Technician will be a key member of the team and responsible for some concert level tunings, voicing, repair and action regulation, moving with the assistance of the piano lift 2, cleaning, restringing, action rebuilding, and general maintenance of instruments used for practice and performances at the Peabody Institiute. The incumbent of this position must also be able to work with computers and help in maintaining our inventory of over 250 pianos. This is a full-time 12-month position with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University supporting both the Conservatory and the Preparatory. Please follow the link below for the full listing. https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Piano-Technician-MD-21202/875631800/?fbclid=IwAR1ZXO60rZ6blVzfK4XkgWfq38wMTV3sMp2SD3sRXNRSOo8AB-v8u-UuvN0

CHIEF CONCERT TECHNICIAN – THE KENNEDY CENTER, WASHINGTON D.C
. Once in a generation opportunity to work at one of America’s premier performing arts centers with the world’s finest pianists. Applicants should have high level tuning, regulation, and voicing skills, and experience with Steinway pianos. Base salary $130,000 per year with realistic potential to earn $200,000 plus. Fully paid major medical/dental insurance, 401k/Profit Sharing Plan, vacation, and $8,000 signing bonus to the successful applicant. All applications received will be confidential. Please email resume to David Slan, President, Steinway Piano – Washington, D.C. dslan@steinwaypianodc.com.

PIANO TUNER/TECH NEEDED ON MAUI IN HAWAII
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Rare long-term opportunity. Most importantly, must have strong tuning skills and good general service call abilities. Willing to train on regulation, restringing, etc. Of course, more skills and experience preferred. Compensation according to skill level and value added. Applicant should be ready to take on a full tuning schedule. Position will be a mix of tuning and shop work. Must have high standards, be positive and personable, with a strong work ethic. Temporary housing available in new luxury 40’ RV, quiet, woodsy neighborhood with great weather at 2500 ft elevation, twenty minutes from the ocean. Reduced rent if you have handyman (or woman) skills and/or would like to help with landscape maintenance. Maui is one of the best places in the world to live if you’re the right fit. Safe, small town feel with lots of friendly people. If interested, please visit MauiPianoTuning.com and call Tim Jasnau at 808-633-6655.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL OF MUSIC
seeks a full-time Piano Technician to service its fleet of keyboard instruments. That includes tuning, regulation, voicing, repairs, action refurbishing, and preventative maintenance. This job includes management of the School's equipment catalog. For a complete job description, or to apply, visit: https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2558&site=1.

BARD COLLEGE FULL-TIME PIANO TECHNICIAN.
Bard College, located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, 90 miles north of New York City, seeks an experienced, full-time piano technician to maintain and manage its fleet of pianos. The Technician will execute tuning, regulation, voicing, repairs, action refurbishing, preventative maintenance, and other duties in order to maintain Bard Colleges piano inventory.  Pianos are integral to the success of Bard's mission and are used by a wide range of prominent educational programs and professional performing arts organizations, including The Bard Conservatory of Music, Bard SummerScape, and Bard Music Festival.  This is a full-time position with an excellent benefit package. Salary range starts at $70,000. Please send questions to  hr@bard.edu.   To apply go to: https://www.bard.edu/humanresources/descriptions/?id=6335632.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC
is looking for a knowledgeable, energetic Piano Technician 5-month Fixed Term to join the Thornton’s Operation department. This position is a 5-month fixed term and reports to the Senior Piano Technician. Combining the benefits of a world-class conservatory and a leading research university, the USC Thornton School of Music offers the opportunity to work with a faculty of national and international renown. For more information and to apply, please visit, https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/piano-technician/1209/26725053200.


THE CRANE SCHOOL OF MUSIC AT SUNY POTSDAM,
an All-Steinway School, seeks a full-time Senior Piano Technician to maintain the school’s inventory of approximately 150 instruments. For full position information and to apply, visit https://employment.potsdam.edu/postings/4646.

AVERY PIANO IS SEEKING APPLICANTS
for a fulltime piano technician in our Providence, Rhode Island location. We are an established piano retailer with over 98 years of service. Our mission is to provide quality products with an emphasis on customer satisfaction Our ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience maintaining pianos at an optimal level (tunings, action regulation, and refurbishing, voicing, repairs). We prefer completion of a recognized program (Steinway Technical academy, North Bennet Street School as a piano technician and current membership in PTG, Excellent interpersonal skills with strong verbal and written communication. Prefer experience with player systems, wood working and touch ups. Some offsite customer tunings and service required.We offer competitive pay based on level of experience and performance, ranging from 65k-100k a year with benefits and a friendly, supportive work environment. If interested, please send resume to ricci5@aol.com or call (401) 421-6000.

THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MUSIC
is seeking a full-time Piano Technician to work as a part of the Piano Technology program, providing technical services for the College's inventory of approximately 250 pianos. The incumbent will work collaboratively with the Director of Piano Technology to help maintain the College's pianos at performance standards that meet the requirements of faculty, students, and guest artists. For more information and to apply, please visit https://jobs.omni.fsu.edu/psc/sprdhr_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=51397&PostingSeq=1.

THE FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC (FSOM) at the University of Miami is seeking a full-time Piano Technician to maintain more than 100 pianos and keyboard instruments. Under the direction of the Supervisor of Keyboard Instruments, the primary responsibilities include piano tuning, performing repairs, regulation and voicing, moving instruments, and tasks related to purchase orders and other business processes.  For a complete job description, or to apply, please visit our HR website: https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UMCareerStaff/job/Coral-Gables-FL/Piano-Technician_R100056174-1.

VANGUARD PIANO SERVICE
is looking for Full-time and Part-time technicians in Saint Louis and Kansas City. Flexible schedule, competitive pay, and benefits. VanguardPianoService.com
Contact Ashley, Office@vanguardpianoservice.com314-690-5177.

GROWING DEALER/REBUILDER OPPORTUNITIES. CUNNINGHAM PIANO COMPANY is one of the oldest and most respected rebuilders in the industry. We are also growing in everything we do, including outside service, new piano preparation, various elements of rebuilding. Currently Yamaha Dealer of the Year, a Bösendorfer dealer for many decades, and a premier rebuilder, we would like for you to grow with us. Please send your resume to piano@cunninghampiano.com - or call Rich Galassini at 215-991-0834, direct line. www.cunninghampiano.com.

FULL-TIME PIANO TUNER/TECHNICIAN NEEDEDThe Piano Shop, Louisville, Kentucky Metropolitan area. Position negotiable according to your needs and experience. Income potential: $50 - $100k+ per year. Contact Matt Grossman, RPT, owner, 502-553-5171 talk & text, matt@thepianoshop.net.

Service

SENECA PIANO KEY. Quality piano key services with 30 years experience. Sharps replaced, keys rebushed, keytops and fronts replaced. For details on parts, prices and turnaround, email tedskeys@yahoo.com or call, 607-387-3095. Seneca Piano Key, Ted Oberhaus 4977 Frontenac Rd. Trumansburg, N.Y. 14886

PROFESSIONAL  KEYBOARD SERVICES.
Tops w/fronts -starting at $235. Plastic sharps-starting at $100. Keybushings starting at $150. All key work includes cleaning/buffed capstans. Key frame restoration, including repairs, rail repining and refelting. Contact for additional pricing/services provided. Free return shipping with prepay (not AK/HI). Credit and PayPal accepted. All work done by 40-year RPT. Kenneth Jeffs, 7 Greymore Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017, 314-960-6389; Web:curtisreso.com; E-mail:kenneth@curtisreso.com.

WEBSITES FOR PIANO TECHNICIANS. Select a pre-made website design from our Design Gallery, and we'll customize it to fit your business. We offer affordable websites at just $89 plus a $14.95 monthly hosting fee with no contract. To find out more, visit PianoTunerWebsites.com or call 800-533-7998. Edward Klein, RPT.

PIANO APPRAISALS that meet all legal and industry (USPAP) standards.  A well known RPT and piano restorer for the past 40 years is offering appraisals for PTG members and their customers. Years of experience writing appraisals for private clients, insurance companies, attorneys and CPA’s. My evaluations adhere to strict rules and regulations of the IRS and meet legal requirements.  I offer all forms of appraisals with emphasis on Estate, IRS charitable donations and Insurance Replacement. Let’s work together on your appraisal projects. For more information call Leopold Holder, members Appraisers Association of America, 646-637-2266 or email at Leoholder3@yahoo.com.

QUALITY PIANO KEY SERVICE. Tops w/fronts, white - $235; German tops w/fronts, white or cream - $275; 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. debra.legg@gmail.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@ronsen-hammer.com, www.ronsenhammer.com.

BESIDES TOP NOTCH GERMAN KEYTOP replacement, quick service and affordable pricing ($305) I'll polish capstans, return ivory, including a new demo keytop AND return shipping is free with your enclosed check. All work done by a veteran RPT, me, Mike Kurta. Try me just once, call 231-421-1816 or www.keytops.net.

PIANO KEY RESTORATION SINCE 1994. German Tops w/Fronts - $250.00, Gloss Sharps - $100.00, Bushings $150.00. 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, 800-745-6819 or 270-241-0702, www.walkerpiano.com E-mail: kirk@walkerpiano.com.

Training

THE MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF PIANO TECHNOLOGY is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections136A.821 to 136A.832. Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. Classroom and individual instruction available. See web site for more info. www.Mnpianotech.com. Call 651-777-6718.

THE NEW YORK SCHOOL OF PIANO TUNING, SERVICE & REPAIR
offers evening classes at one of New York City’s premier piano rebuilding shops. Hands-on training with some of the finest piano technicians and craftsmen in the profession. Our 16-week Introductory Class teaches aural tuning and CyberTuner use, grand and upright regulation, hammer filing and voicing, string and other most basic repairs. Visit our website at www.nypianotuningschool.com for more information.  NYSOPT is registered with the New York State Department of Education.

PIANO TECHNOLOGY AT NORTH BENNET STREET SCHOOL. Build your career in piano technology with our two Full-Time, nine-month programs. Basic Piano Technology includes tuning, regulation, and in-home repairs. Advanced Piano Technology includes complete rebuilding of grand pianos, comprehensive piano service, advanced tuning, and voicing. Master faculty, small classes, and an inspiring community. Financial aid, scholarships, and veterans benefits available. Located in Boston's historic North End. For more info, visit nbss.edu/piano or contact admissions@nbss.edu.

Wanted

WANTED: MASON & HAMLIN GRAND/BABY. Nationwide pick-up and fast payment.


STEINWAY & YAMAHA GRAND PIANOS WANTED-HIGHEST WHOLESALE PRICES PAID.
All Models. All Years. Any Condition. Quick Payment. Fast Removal! Over 45 years buying and supplying the trade. Call anytime: Bob Friedman 845-849-4197 or e-mail SteinwayHunter@gmail.com.

WANTED!! DEAD OR ALIVE: "Steinway Grands and Uprights." Please call Ben Knauer, 1-800-257-4733 or e-mail: knauerpianos@gmail.com.

STEINWAYS WANTED.
We will pick up anywhere. Contact us at: 888-58-PIANO or
www.lindebladpiano.com  LINDEBLAD PIANO RESTORATION