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December 2022

For Sale

PIANOPLAN FOR SALE. Electromagnetic hydraulic mechanical heavy duty mover machine in perfect working order. New deep cycle batteries were installed this summer. 600 KG weight moving capacity can move pianos, gun safes or pool tables, upstairs, downstairs, or steep 45 deg ramps. New units cost $32K, asking $15K cash sale only. Free transport to your door within the Midwest, otherwise the buyer must arrange and pay for pickup. Kristopher De Tar, 573-529-7105, detarspianowerkstatt@gmail.com.

JANSSEN PIANO SERVICES IN PEACHTREE CITY, GA, A SUBURB OF ATLANTA,
is for sale. Well-established since 2007 with 1,900+ residential, school, and church customers. Includes a well-designed website, www.janssenpiano.com, and a total of 7 domain names linking to it and on the first page of Google search. Also included are my Gazelle customer database and my business phone number. Majority of new customers come from referrals. The business is currently generating $120k yearly, working at 75%. Call or e-mail Peter at 678-416-8055 or janssenpianoservices@gmail.com.

DURABLOCK PINBLOCK PANELS & SPECIALIZED GRAND PIANO DOLLIES
. Durablock Pinblocks are constructed of clear, northern hard maple and are of the highest grade possible. Highly prized for their ‘pin feel’ and stability of construction. For more information visit BestPinblock.com. Our dollies feature heavy duty construction with individual support to each leg. High grade, locking non-marking casters. The best design on the market today! Visit ChuppsPianos.com/Dolly for more information. – Dennis Chupp, 888-831-5820 – Dennis@chuppspianos.com.

A440 PIANO TUNING AND REPAIR in Colorado Springs is for sale. Well-established with 2,900 customers and high visibility web site A440PianoTuneUp.com. Willing to mentor and explore financing options for the right candidate, as well as include jigs, tools, and parts. You'll love Colorado. Call or e-mail Gordon at 719-722-7110/gormalik@gmail.com.

*NEW* -  WNG PLATE  SUPPORT BOLTS
 videos from Nick Gravagne.
Go to www.gravagne.com/WNGbolts.ppt for details. 
Go to www.gravagne.com/AGP.doc for details on Nick’s popular Action Program.
Go to www.gravagne.com/NNKLP.doc for details on drilling out key leads to reweigh an action.

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. Currently out of stock. For more information and to be added to the waiting list visit 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.

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!: Steinway’s ubiquitous Sketch 380 Pedal Lyre, 21” tall, in maple, mahogany, and walnut. Visit www.vintagecaseparts.comfor our full product line. 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 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC is looking for a knowledgeable, energetic Piano Technician 5-month Fixed Term to join Thornton's Operation department. This role reports to the Senior Piano Technician, and it also includes an opportunity to transfer to a full-time employee. 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://usc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/ExternalUSCCareers/job/Los-Angeles-CA---University-Park-Campus/Piano-Technician_REQ20114800

MASON & HAMLIN PIANO FACTORY
is looking for technicians and tuners for the Haverhill, MA factory.  Action and Keyboard , Voicing and Tuning experience is helpful, will train. Candidates interested in learning factory techniques and procedures please send resume to: Nina@masonhamlin.com.

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.com, 314-690-5177.

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.

JOIN THE KAWAI AMERICA TEAM: Take your piano technician skills, knowledge, and experience to another level with Kawai America.  We are currently accepting resumes and scheduling interviews to fill the position of Kawai TSD Manager. (Technical Service Department).   If you have a passion for the art of the piano and enjoy success as well as making others successful, then reach out to Kawai America.

The primary responsibilities of the Kawai TSD Manager will be:

  • Interacting with TSD staff and other departments to promote world class piano services.
  • Supporting Kawai dealers, technicians, institutions, and Kawai owners with top-notch services.
  • Mentoring others on best practices for piano maintenance and repair services.
  • Developing strategies to continuously improve TSD operations and processes to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Communicating effectively across the Kawai enterprise to advance TSD’s mission.
  • Reporting TSD outcomes up the line to improve Kawai piano quality and performance.
  • Setting short and long-term goals and objectives to improve overall TSD performance.
  • Managing parts procurement and controlling inventory.
  • Creating an annual operating plan and budget.
  • Requirements needed for this opportunity:
  • Deep knowledge of piano mechanics, piano care, and piano repair.
  • The ability to communicate, cooperate, and collaborate effectively with others.
  • Bachelor’s degree or a demonstrated equivalent.
  • Some management and project leadership experience.
  • Ability to effectively utilize office-oriented computer software (Microsoft office apps, ERP/CRM software, and so on).

The TSD Manager position is full time and enjoys medical, dental, vision and 401K benefits.

Kawai is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Kawai:  Kawai is a global corporation with worldwide sales and distribution in virtually every major market in the world. From its beginnings in 1927 in Hamamatsu, Japan, the company has been committed to an ongoing quest to perfect the art of the piano.  Among the world’s largest musical instrument manufacturers, Kawai is one of a very few piano companies in the world still led by members of its founding family.  For more information about its award-winning instruments, visit www.kawaius.com

Contact:
careers@kawaius.com

THE KITT SCHOOL OF MUSIC 
at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff is seeking a full-time Piano Technician to maintain 90 pianos and keyboard instruments. Primary responsibilities include piano tuning, performing repairs, regulation and voicing, and tasks related to purchase orders and other business processes. For a complete job description, or to apply, please visit our HR website athttps://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=606765&PostingSeq=1

Service

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

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY IN NEW YORK CITY! NYSOPT is offering a 7-day Intensive Course in Piano Tuning, Service and Repair, December 26th to January 2nd for out-of-towners!  Hands-on, in-person training, aural and Cybertuner tuning, hammer technique, grand and upright regulation, voicing, string and basic action repairs.  Beginners and professionals both welcome.  Become a more confident piano tuner-technician and enjoy New York City for the holidays!  Register now at nypianotuningschool.com and book a hotel!

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.

PIANO TECHNOLOGY AT NORTH BENNET STREET SCHOOL. Build your career in piano technology with our two nine-month career training 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. Talented 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!! BALDWIN CONCERT GRAND SD 10 MUSIC DESK, 55 inch width to fit 1981 model.  Please contact Joe Malecki, RPT 843-224-7209 or joemaleckijr@msn.com.

WANTED: MASON & HAMLIN GRAND/BABY. Nationwide pick-up and fast payment.
480-207-6645. Nathan@StilwellPianos.com.


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